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Grand Estate 2.0 NO CC

by LyleSnake Posted 12th Mar 2018 at 11:45 PM - Updated 17th May 2018 at 9:53 PM by LyleSnake
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Hi everyone! Let me preface this by saying this is my first upload, so if I have made any mistakes, that's why.

Let's get down to it: this is a remake of the Grand Estate. I can't remember which expansion pack it came with, but I want to say Bon Voyage [edit: it came with Apartment Life!]. I opened the house and thought... Woah, Maxis, what is this? So I remade it. Hopefully you all like it.


Before and After

This house was just a mess. The roof was too big; the windows were completely unaligned; the front was all boring and flat, and the whole thing looked top heavy. In my remake, I kept some of the original green shuttered windows and the grey stone. I tried to make the aesthetic like how I think a house called "the grand estate" would look.

The Grand Estate was listed as having 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The Grand Estate 2.0 has 3 bedrooms, an office that could be converted into a bedroom, and 2.5 bathrooms.


Before

The rooms before had no discernable style, and I thought the colors clashed horribly. Now, it looks more like somewhere I would want my Sims to live.


After

I hope your Sims enjoy this newly renovated estate. Please inform me of any mistakes.

--LyleSnake

Notes: The rug in the living room may catch fire because it is so close to the fireplace, but a fire alarm and a sprinkler system have been installed for your Sims' safety. There is also a phone and burglar alarm included in the lot.

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price (furnished): 122,193

Additional Credits:
I use criquette's trees defaulted [x] CC NOT INCLUDED
I use HugeLunatic's rug mod [x] CC NOT INCLUDED
Thanks to Maxis for the inspiration
Thanks to ModTheSims for the website that I love so much

Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
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
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 13th Mar 2018 at 12:39 AM
It wasn't BV as I don't have that - possibly Freetime? Yeah I've always thought that was a very ugly house and too big inside. You've done a great job!
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#3 Old 13th Mar 2018 at 12:50 AM
Actually, it's neither BV nor FT. Because there is Apartment Life furniture and a spiral staircase. Nice, very nice, anyway, LyleSnake! Thank you! :D
Test Subject
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#4 Old 13th Mar 2018 at 3:05 AM
More beautiful than the original, the original one was not even the best for a huge family. But this, this is beautiful.
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 13th Mar 2018 at 5:12 AM
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Originally Posted by poisson
Actually, it's neither BV nor FT. Because there is Apartment Life furniture and a spiral staircase. Nice, very nice, anyway, LyleSnake! Thank you! :D


Ah, yes that makes sense. I'm glad you like it!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 13th Mar 2018 at 11:38 AM
Lovely makeover. I have used this house, redesigning the upstairs mainly. Very annoying when I needed a large home for a family. Your version makes a lot more sense then the messes I have made. ;-) Thank you so much.
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 13th Mar 2018 at 4:52 PM
I love what you've done with the makeover! Can't wait to see in game, thank you!!
Inventor
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#8 Old 18th Mar 2018 at 3:32 PM
You did a great job updating this home. It actually has some clear purpose for the space now!
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 18th Mar 2018 at 3:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Goldenbtrfly
You did a great job updating this home. It actually has some clear purpose for the space now!


Thanks! I'm glad you like it :D
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 3rd Apr 2018 at 10:11 AM
Ah, looks much better!
This oversized front part always freaked me out...looked so dangerous!
P.S. how on earth do you guys flip the furniture diagonally???
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#11 Old 5th Apr 2018 at 1:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Ignissimo
Ah, looks much better!
This oversized front part always freaked me out...looked so dangerous!
P.S. how on earth do you guys flip the furniture diagonally???


I use this program called "see them 2 ". It has a few options to choose from that you can enable/disable: boolprop testingcheatsenabled can be defaulted to "true" so it can start up with the game, the blurry can be removed from your sims, you can unsnap the objects from the grid, and you can turn things diagonally using the < and > keys.
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 7th Apr 2018 at 10:20 PM
Love it!!
I absolutely love this!! All the default Maxis homes just suck...you really made this one better!! Thanks!!!!
Test Subject
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#13 Old 23rd Apr 2018 at 12:46 PM
Your remake is waaaaaaaaay better . I love it.
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 30th Jun 2018 at 5:44 PM
So much better, thank you!
Instructor
#15 Old 24th Nov 2018 at 9:50 PM
LOVE the makeover! I like to use Maxis houses, but some of them, like this one, is SO bad I can't use it until I've renovated it. You may want to add in the post, though, that the downstairs livingroom's TV will only be able to be watched from the couches with this mod.

I might one day finish my Zanes Hollow project, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Until then, you can see what I'm up to on my Simblr!