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1920's Vintage Home Design ~ the Coombs, 3B English Cottage, 52nd in the Series

by CatherineTCJD Posted 20th May 2020 at 6:41 PM
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The fifty-second house in my "1920s Series" - inspired by 62 Beautiful Vintage Home Designs from the 1920s - is the "Coombs," a thatch-roofed English Cottage, with three bedrooms, one bathroom, basement, and driveway. The brochure states that it "appeals to the eye" - and it might if EAxis had given us better thatch to work with! I tried to match the 'look' of the original house - and I think the shingle-siding fits the bill - but that roof! OMG! I hope you can find prettier CC thatch somewhere. Maybe Plumbob Keep has something? Anyway... *shudders* that's why this house kinda got shunted off towards the end of the series.

I do really like the floor plan though And, I think the little 'eyebrows' on the front windows turned out cute. The two upstairs bedrooms are nice and big - both have closets. The third bedroom is tucked away under the staircase, I think it would make a terrific crafts room or library/office. I like that there is both a side door (to the driveway) and a back door (from the kitchen to the yard.) It's funny, I like a lot of doors - but I usually take the 'inside' doors off their hinges. I guess that would be my claustrophobia showing itself? Oh, well I hope you have some sims who will enjoy living here (and can re-thatch the roof!)






Please scroll through all the above pictures to see everything this house has to offer. Furniture includes a double bed, two nightstands (one with an alarm clock,) three closets, a loveseat, easy chair, and dining set. All appliances, plumbing and lighting are included. The telephone is located in the front Hall. The front door is burglar alarmed. The range and fireplace both have smoke alarms.


This is a clean copy of this house/lot; no sim has ever lived here. The package has been cleaned with Mootilda's Clean Installer. Pictures were taken with Invisible Fire Alarms in place, but the lot is packaged without that mod. So, you will see the fire alarm over the range in the kitchen, and over the fireplace in the living room. Pictures were also taken with the Invisible Driveway, but the lot is not packaged with it. I highly recommend both invisifying options! .

There is parking for two vehicles on the driveway.


CC list - used but NOT included - so, GO get it:
- Unlevel Wall - #90 by Numenor @ MTS2 - used to fix wonky wall issues. Some people weren't sure how to install this wall... Click the info button down below to see how I did it
- Lifestyle Build Bundle - It's the second link in the top post - extracted from Lifestyle Stories by Argon @ MATY. Many of the wallpapers used in this 1920s series come from this bundle.
- Chic Stairs - recolorable by HugeLunatic (HL) @ MTS2 - These are not used in this build, but are needed for the open underneath ones (which are used) to work properly. No script file needed for these as these override the original stairs.
- Oak REC of SSN Flowerboxes by Michelle @ MTS2
- Coursing Soldier Bricks in Gray Chimney REC by Kimsie @ MTS2
- If you want the closet by the side entrance to function, you need Single Tile Closets by donaldb01 @ MTS2

...and I highly recommend getting:
- Invisible Smoke Alarm by pfish @ MTS2
- Invisible Driveway by Sophie-David @ MTS2


Custom Content Included:
- Chic Stairs - Open Underneath by HugeLunatic (HL) @ MTS2 - these do need a script file so follow the link and make sure you install them properly!
- Country Flowerboxes by pbox @ MTS2
- Stairwalls & REC by Inge Jones @ Simlogical
- Craftsman Window - Maxis Replacement by tBudgett @ MTS2
- Craftsman Window and Door Add On Set by tBudgett @ MTS2


Standard mods I use that are not necessary nor included - but were probably used whilst building/photo-ing/prepping this house for upload...
If you need help installing Numenor's Unlevel Wall #90, click this info button:

I use Niol/Moi's Roof Shader for brighter roofs
And, HW/Honeywell's A Little Greyer: Roof Trim Defaults
Then, if it's a Bespoke Roof recolor - it will be THESE adjusted versions by The Llama Park/Tumblr that you see used in the pictures.
(However, what you get in the packaged file, will either be the plain EA roof or the straight, un-modified Bespoke roof from the set here on MTS2.)
Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
Nopke's Go Under Spiral Stairs mod for proper spiral stair usage
And, of course, everyone needs Numenor's CEP and SEP!
I also use FRAPs to take in-game pictures, and PhotoShop to clean/collage said pictures.
And, I highly recommend using gummilutt's Invisible Medicine Cabinet to add features to any mirror - as per her policy, it's not used or included in this lot.


Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price (furnished): $38,757


Additional Credits:
Thank you EAxis for this wonderful game
And, MTS2 for this terrific website!
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Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
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Tags: #1920s, #English, #Cottage, #Colonial, #thatched, #small house, #3 bedroom, #vintage, #1920's, #floor plans, #real life, #CatherineTCJD