After years of putting it off I finally decided to do it. This lot is my best effort (with minimal CC) at converting my childhood home into a Sims 2 lot, and I’m pretty happy with it. The house I grew up in was a bungalow with very unique gardens, hence my thinking it would make a nice addition to the game. The address is real and can be found on Google street view, though honestly the owners after us changed things a lot, so it’s not the best comparison. I do like the idea though of playing a lot based off somebody’s real life, where their personal list of events took place. I find that pretty cool and hope this may inspire others to do the same. On the lot you’ll find two bunnies (pictured above). This is where we buried our first two pet hamsters, way back in 2000. Other unmarked graves include our pet cockatoo (over by the little shed), our two guinea pigs, and some wild black birds that hit the kitchen window over the years.
I made the lot based off memory, not what looks the best. For example, some areas of the gardens were usually full of weeds (yup, we were lazy) so I tried to make these bits look weedy in the lot too. In that regard, the lot has plenty of potential. Please note, the entire lot is dug down in order to make the sloped driveway and front garden – this is how it was in real life. The edges of the lot are ground level however, so placing will not effect surrounding lots.
The only required CC are the cove windows. The rest are extras but are recommended.
Unfortunately, despite this lot having a huge driveway, it is not possible to use them. The optional car is decorative only. However, I’m sure the Sim kids will have a hoot with the big amount of running space, just as I and my brothers did way back when.
Lot Size: 3×5
Lot Price (furnished): 86,865
Custom Content Included:
– (Required) Cove 2 tile window (short) by shakeshaft at TSR
– (Required) Cove window (short) by shakeshaft at TSR
– (Optional) Mediterranean Cypress by Xrax
– (Optional) Backless shower and tub by HugeLunatic
– (Optional) Kitchen cabinet by CTNutmegger
– (Optional) Sedan red recolour by Sunni Designs
– (Optional) Sedan mesh by Sunni Designs
– (Optional) Outdoor washing line mesh by Padre at TSR
Custom content not included but required is the master mesh for the cove windows, found here.
Also not included and optional are these baby drawings by ce17521
My dad for sending me old photos!