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Harry Potter Collection: #4 Privet Drive

by StephSim Posted 11th Sep 2007 at 9:05 PM - Updated 16th Nov 2008 at 1:57 PM by StephSim : MTS2 House Information Update
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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MAGIC: Harry Potter Collection of Lots!

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION
This set includes both residential and commercial lots. There are a total of 25 download pages (with 34 individual files to download) in this collection.

See my Journal for details and changes about the Harry Potter Collection:
Steph's Journal - http://www.modthesims2.com/member/j...owjournal&j=570

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Harry Potter Collection: #4 Privet Drive (Dursley Residence)

HOUSE INFORMATION
The Dursley Home is located in a fictitious place called Little Whinging, Surrey in England. I imagined Privet Drive as a long row of carbon-copy homes with perfect lawns, where all the women wave goodbye each morning as all the men set off for work. There are 4 seperate downloads available below: a smaller unfurnished house with a different floor plan and 3 versions of the larger house (furnished, unfurnished and a clone). Each version is on a 4 x 5 lot.

Note: The Smaller Version was added AFTER the initial upload. The interior layout for the Smaller Version is different from the Larger Version.

Smaller House: #4 Privet Drive (1 Lot)

Dursley Family Home / UNFURNISHED / 4 x 5 Lot / §158,628 / 4 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / Landing / Living Room / Dining Room / Kitchen / Stairwell Closet / Coat Closet / Manicured Front & Back Yards (with Greenhouse) / 1 Car Garage

Note: The Smaller House is my ideal of what #4 Privet Drive should be. It combines elements of the Movie Version with elements from the Book Version.

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Larger House: #4 Privet Drive (3 Lots)

Dursley Family Home / #4 Privet Drive / 4 x 5 Lot / FURNISHED §243,014 , UNFURNISHED §167,534 , CLONE §78,766 / 4 Bedrooms / 2 - 3 Bathrooms / Landing / Living Room / Dining Room / Kitchen / Stairwell Closet / Coat Closet / Manicured Front & Back Yards (with Greenhouse in the Furnished and Unfurnished Versions) / 1 Car Garage

*Furnished: This version allows you the freedom of playing the game without having to immediately decorate. Just add a few of your Potter objects and make this house your own. Harry's upstairs bedroom is smaller in this version than in the other Large Privet Drive homes.

*Unfurnished: Downloading this version will give you the freedom to decorate with your taste in mind.This house contains minimal furnishings (sinks, kitchen counters, beds, etc.) to give you an idea of furniture placement.

*Privet Drive Clone: I created this lot to represent the other houses in the neighborhood. It is a blank slate. The walls are not painted and there are no furnishings in this house. The lawn is also minimally decorated. This allows you to make a neighborhood of Privet houses, each with their own decor.

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OTHER INFORMATION
MY TEXTURES:
All stephanie b. walls, floors and ground covers included in houses downloaded from MTS2 can be used in lot creations on any free or pay site as long as I receive credit for the textures. Please do not post my textures (walls, floors or groundcovers) or lots on other sites without my permission or reupload them as your own by giving them color face-lifts without giving me credit for the original design. Thank you!

Enjoy the house!
Stephanie 2U

NOT A CARBON COPY:
These lots are creations from my imagination based mainly on excerpts from the books and on-line information. I am basing very little on the movie versions of each place, so don't expect exact replica's of movie versions of the various places in the Magic and Muggle World.

MY VISION FOR HARRY POTTER NEIGHBORHOOD:
My vision for this neighborhood is that the students do not "live" in Hogwarts. I see the school as home to only a few teachers (Dumbledore, McGonagall, Trelawney). Everyone else is spread out in either their family homes or in the Summer Houses.

MY SOURCE:
I used the floorplans found on the Harry Potter Lexicon site as inspiration. For extensive Potter INFORMATION, checkout the HP Lexicon here: www.hp-lexicon.org

MY JOURNAL
Be sure to download the entire Harry Potter Collection of lots here at Mod the Sims 2 (as they appear):
http://www.modthesims2.com/member/StephSim




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Lot Size: 4 x 5 (ALL 4 Privet Drive Lots)

Lot Price:
SMALLER VERSION §158,628
FURNISHED §243,014
UNFURNISHED §167,534
CLONE § 78,766

Custom Content by Me:
- Light Ornate Wood Floor
- Inspired Floor 1
- Stone Patterned Floor
- Gravel Stone
- Moss Brick
- Flora Peaches Wallpaper
- Atomic Wall 19
- Atomic Wall 20
- Atomic Wall 21
- Atomic Wall 22
- Wisteria: Young 1
- Inspired Wall 1
- Inspired Wall 15
- Inspired Wall 20
- Inspired Wall 22
- Freshly Mowed Grass
- Inspired Wall 13
- Inspired Wall 19
- Elegant Wood Wall

Custom Content Included:
-Red Shingle Roof by mia86


You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
sb07SMALLPrivetDrive.zip

Size: 1.94 MB · Downloads: 880 · 15th Dec 2007
1.94 MB 880 15th Dec 2007
sb07PrivetDriveClone.zip

Size: 993.4 KB · Downloads: 1,022 · 11th Sep 2007
993.4 KB 1,022 11th Sep 2007
sb07HPC#4PrivetDriveUNFURN.zip

Size: 1.93 MB · Downloads: 842 · 11th Sep 2007
1.93 MB 842 11th Sep 2007
sb07HPC#4PrivetDriveFURN.zip

Size: 1.98 MB · Downloads: 1,881 · 11th Sep 2007
1.98 MB 1,881 11th Sep 2007
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10 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts
Test Subject
#2 Old 12th Sep 2007 at 10:00 PM
This is a nice house. Doesn't look anything like the movie (were you going for that?) but I still like it. Great job!
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Original Poster
#3 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 5:29 AM
Coastal Cutie,
Thanks for the compliment. I did NOT wish for it to look just like the movie version.

Originally, I wasn't going to create the house on Privet Drive (as I have seen so many versions of it). However, I wanted mine to be a little more Sim friendly with space. It was smaller until I decided to add the cupboard beneath the stairs. So, I expanded outward.

I hope you enjoy the download. Gotta get back to completing Hogwarts. I am making it more like the book, but I have to make quite a few changes as I don't want it to be so huge. In actuality it is 9 stories high (because of the dungeon and the entry floor being the ground level). I think mine will be 6 stories.

Enjoy the download everyone!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 8:17 PM
Gorgeous work
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 3:56 AM
Looks very good - but... you gave the cupboard under the stairs a double bed?!

Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

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Original Poster
#6 Old 15th Sep 2007 at 10:47 AM Last edited by StephSim : 28th Sep 2007 at 12:44 AM.
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Zruda...

I actually went back and forth on that...I envisioned it being crammed with boxes. In my mind, there is a single mattress (not even a bed) on top of the boxes. In the end to make the cupboard appear "crammed" I stuffed a double bed in it.

Enjoy the download!

Off to finish Hogwarts. This castle will be the death of me!

stephanie b.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#7 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 2:41 PM
Have downloaded - can't wait to see what it looks like in the game!

I'd just like to say that Surrey isn't in London, though. Surrey is a county (sort of like a state in America, but ours are obviously a lot smaller) and is actually quite a distance from London.
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#8 Old 30th Sep 2007 at 2:50 PM
Thanks Joanna. :D

I think I copied that information from a Harry Potter fan website, but for the sake of "accuracy", I changed London to England.

I hope you enjoy the download!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 25th Nov 2007 at 3:10 PM
Cool, great family home!
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#10 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 11:19 AM
Thanks Claire!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~