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170 Sims Lane, Pleasantview ~ Maxis MakeOver #30

by CatherineTCJD Posted 19th Dec 2017 at 7:20 PM - Updated 30th Oct 2020 at 9:22 PM by CatherineTCJD
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2020 Redux! There are now 2 versions of this make-over.
The original from 2017 - which has a bunch of CC, including the use of Windkeeper's beautiful Cadena set. This set really makes the house I think, so I kept this version available.
And - the new 2020 Redux version which includes only 4 pieces of CC. They are listed below...
Oh! And, the last picture above is of the new version.

Please scroll through all the pictures to see the before and after changes of this original Pleasantview house. Maxis gave us a pretty good house here to begin with - but, every time I played it, I ended up making changes... something just wasn't right [about the original floorplan.] After several rebuilds, I finally came up with a plan I liked. I hope your sims will like it too!

The new 2020 Redux version has far less CC included, and it is:
Custom Content Included:
- Edger in Dk Wood By HL @ Sims2Artists
- Wooden Stair Corner - originally by Spaik; slaved by HL @ Sims2Artists
- Light of Hope and Light of Peace from the EA Store/Asian Set now hosted over at GoS

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price (furnished): $68,474

Info about the original version is below - none of this (below) is necessary, if you get the 2020 version

Please NOTE:
REQUIRED for the Craftsman 2T Glass Door - you'll need the 1T Window Master Mesh for the set (though it is not technically used in this house!)
Get it here: Craftsman 1T Window MASTER by tBudgett @ MTS

REQUIRED for the Pinegultcher Stairs - is the script file for the stairs. Please read the download/install instructions provided by tBudgett. If you do NOT already have these stairs - you will need to download and install them. The stairs are included in the package file for this house; but the script file is not... you'll need to go get it!

Necessary, and NOT included - GO get them:
"Colors of Order" Green Wallpaper extracted from Lifestyle Stories by Argon @ MATY
Plain Stripes Carpet in "Seal" by Maranantah @ MTS
Dubay Blue Carpet by Mutske @ TSR
Magic Carpet 2 by Joninmobile @ MTS
Blue Recolor of the Colonial DblHung Shutter by tBudgett @ MTS
Weathered Madeira Recolor of the Midnight Ride Window by iCad @ MTS
Edger in Dk Wood By HL @ S2A
Flatwud Dining Table recolor in Dk Wood by Michelle @ MTS
Justa/Value Door recolor in Dk Wood by Michelle @ MTS
Dk Wood Half-wall - (found in: Recolors_Country_hall.rar) by Margierytka @ MTS
"Wall of Thunder" Completer Set by Bumblebee560 @ MTS
K&B Poured Concrete in Tan w/out border by ME! CatherineTCJD @ MTS
Invisible Driveway by Sophie-David @ MTS

NOTE: If walls are missing when you first visit the lot, exit without saving and add Numenor's Unlevel Wall - #90 to your DL folder before loading this house again. Sometimes I use this wall instead of the CFE cheat when building houses.

Standard mods I use that are not necessary nor included - but were probably used whilst building/photo-ing/prepping this house for upload...
I use Moi's Roof Shader for brighter roofs
Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
I also use FRAPs to take in-game pictures, and PhotoShop to clean/collage said pictures.

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price (furnished): $74,596

Custom Content Included:
- Invisiblesmokealarm by pfish @ MTS2
- SoireeChairMesh by HolySimoly @ archive
- Cadena Glass Doors and Windows by Windkeeper @ TSR
- column-value1-cornered by HugeLunatic @ MTS2
- counter-Romantic-wallcabinet 2 and 3 by Mutske @ TSR
- door-craftsman-Glass2T_DUO by tbudgett @ MTS2
- Lamp_Ceiling_ModernAsian by EAxis Store; fixed by CircusWolf @ GoS
- Lamp_Table_ModernAsian by EAxis Store; fixed by CircusWolf @ GoS
- WoodSpiralStairsRailing1-Right by Raynus @ ImagineThat (blog)
- WoodSpiralStairs_Left by Raynus @ ImagineThat (blog)
- shower-tubbackless by HugeLunatic @ MTS2
- shower-valuebackless by HugeLunatic @ MTS2
- stairCornerWooden by Spaik @ TSR; slaved by HugeLunatic @ Sims2Artists
- window-jock-short by HugeLunatic @ Sims2Artists
- tinyceilinglight by senesi2003 @ MTS2

Additional Credits:
Thank you EAxis for this wonderful game
And, MTS2 for this terrific website!

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | 2020Redux - only 4 CC

Size: 1.47 MB · Downloads: 35 · 30th Oct 2020
1.47 MB 35 30th Oct 2020 | Built with the UC - you'll need all EPs/SPs to play this lot. Enjoy!

Size: 2.48 MB · Downloads: 402 · 19th Dec 2017
2.48 MB 402 19th Dec 2017
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#2 Old 3rd Jan 2018 at 2:00 PM
love it thank you!
#3 Old 9th Jan 2018 at 3:43 AM
Catherine! Nice job as usual. You are so good at remodels and presentations. I always want to snap them up. Hope you're doing well!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 26th Jan 2018 at 6:30 AM
Lovely makeover. Thank you for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 3rd Apr 2018 at 9:17 AM
This is so beautiful! However, it requires too much CC I don't have. I'd like to use your idea for creating my own lot, if you don't mind.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#6 Old 3rd Apr 2018 at 3:31 PM
Ignissimo - Create away!!! I'm just happy you like it enough to use it any way you can

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