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Starter Home: Little Blue

2 BR 1.5 BA starter home

To kick things off, here we have a small starter house, not really meant for any more than a young couple and a single child. This house is based very loosely on a cottage I saw whilst roaming around Edinburgh, though it's turned out very differently. It originally started out being 1 tile shorter across the width of the house, until simsforaranya mentioned that she'd +1'd it. I did the same here, and it's worked out really well. :3

The bottom floor features the major bathroom, a kitchen, and a small sitting area.

The upper floor contains two bedrooms (or one bedroom and a nursery), and a 1x3 tiny bathroom. I have an appreciation for 1x3 bathrooms, so you'll see a lot of those in my uploads. I can't help it, they're useful. 8D

I tried to keep it as CC-free as possible and as such the house is not extensively furnished. It only has the bare basics. This does, however, make it ideal for customising in accordance with your sim's aesthetic tastes. The only CC included is the white recolour of the Chic Staircase by HugeLunatic, seen here. That's the only CC that I'm aware of, but do let me know if something else creeps in. C:

Scanned with the Clean Installer:


Enjoy! :D


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 4th, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
You're in business! I love the colors you've chosen for the minimal interior. The dusty pastels look so nice against the light wood and cream/white surfaces. :3
Dec. 4th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
Hahah, thankyou. Using just maxis stuff is HARD. I have a version of this house in my game that is FULL of delicious CC and it looks great, but I said I'd upload as little CC as possible, so that is what I will do. XD
Dec. 4th, 2011 11:35 pm (UTC)
I hear ya. If 90% of the Maxis catalogue suddenly vanished from my game (if only!), I'm not sure I'd even notice, based on my lots alone.
Dec. 4th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
*makes grabby hands* Totally snagging this! I love the cute little style it has!
Dec. 4th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
Hurrah, glad you like it. :D
Dec. 4th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
This is adorable! I don't play the sims 2 anymore, so I can't download it, but I will try my hardest to recreate it in the sims 3 and maybe post a pic or three for you. :)
Dec. 4th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I hope it looks snazzy in TS3. C:
Dec. 5th, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
Haha, me too. :) I'm trying to decide if I want to open up my game right now and make it...
Dec. 5th, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
I made it last night and posted some pics on my journal this morning. Here's the link: http://carizzo08.livejournal.com/77066.html#cutid1
Dec. 4th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
What a cute little house! I will download it when I get my computer fixed.
Dec. 4th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
I think it's adorable too. XD Hope your computer gets fixed soon. C:
Dec. 4th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
Next weekend I'm having a guy come look at it. *crosses fingers* It's pretty hard to play Sims when it randomly restarts itself whenever it feels like it -- not even at predictable intervals. And it takes up to 20 minutes to save the game so... at least I'm getting a lot of productive stuff done lately between frequent saves and long waits on restarts? Heh.

ETA: GUHHH I just have to whine some more. It just restarted itself MIDSAVE and the 'hood I was in completely disappeared. Good thing I backed it up this morning, guess I'll replay stuff for the zillionth time. I think the universe is trying to tell me not to play Sims while busy with holiday stuff and work! I should go bake more cookies or something. LOL.

Edited at 2011-12-05 12:05 am (UTC)
Dec. 5th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
D: how lucky you have backups! I've started doing that as much as possible too, lest something ELSE go wrong with my 'hood.

Honestly, if the universe was telling me to go make more cookies, I'd totally listen. And then eat them all. C:
Dec. 5th, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm getting too frustrated now. I could stand it when iTunes doesn't work, when my zip program doesn't work, even when the virus scan stops working... but mess with my Sims and I finally call for repairs, LOL. Since I cannot stomach the thought of replaying this shit for the umpteenth time right now, I have some brownies that need baking!
Dec. 5th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
Adorable! Totally snatching it! :)
Dec. 5th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
Enjoy~ :D
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houses for your sims, from Krow


Here we have a small archive of houses that have been used in Krow at some time or another, accompanied by the occasional house that I built because I was bored.

They are only for TS2, and are generally CC-free. Feel free to replicate them in TS3 if you really want to. I also invite you to use, alter, retool, and generally do as you like with them.

You may not upload and share the houses in their original forms, please just point to here when asked. You may upload and share your versions of these houses, but you may not upload to any kind of paysite.

Please give credit where credit is due.

I do not have a resource list at this time (and over 20,000 files to sort through before I do), so if you see a piece of CC and want to know where it is from, please just ask. I will be more than happy to give you as much information as I can.

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