For the next house in my 1926 Sears Roebuck series, I give you â€œThe Gladstoneâ€. This style of home, best known as an American Foursquare, can be found in almost any town or city across the U.S. My version isnâ€™t quite right â€“ I couldnâ€™t do the low dormer on the roof, and the pitch of the porch roof is too high. Supposedly there is a tool in Pets which allows you to vary the roof pitches on your homes â€“ instead of having all roofs be the same pitch â€“ but I couldnâ€™t get it to work. Apparently even if you can get it to work, the change doesnâ€™t â€œstick â€“ it just goes back to the default pitch after you quit out of the lot. Boo.
At any rate, this is a relatively cheap home, well-suited to a small family or retired couple. The exterior can be customized in countless different ways to recreate the look of the foursquares you see all over America. Iâ€™ve included one example of an alternate exterior towards the end of this post (using completely free custom content, as always!).
- Lot Size: 2 x 2
- Hack & custom content-free
- EPs required: University, Nightlife, Open for Business, Pets (NOTE: I also have all of the Stuff Packs installed, but you shouldnâ€™t need them to play this lot. Let me know if you have any problems with it!)
- Download The Gladstone (ZIP file)
Here’s an example of an alternate exterior for “The Gladstone” which uses custom content from completely free sites. I have listed the credits below the picture.
Colonial Revival Gladstone
White siding by JillyannLSRE (Rock Wall Set Add-on)
Foundation wall by AvenidaSims
Magnolia tree by Maxis/Numenor
Front door and windows by phoenix_phaerie (part of the “Modern Georgian Manor Set”)
Exterior light by AvenidaSims
House numbers sign by Komasutra
Foxglove, Redwort, & Mandrake plants by Kate @ Parsimonious
Potted plant by Nengi @ Nengi’s Builds and Things
Pansies recolor by deele4952
Jeep Cherokee by Fresh-Prince
White woven fence by Frillen
Invisible Driveway by roddyaleixo
Driveway flooring by jendea @ The Sims Zone (Concretes set)