Home Alone house 3×3 S 396

Real Home Alone HouseI built in The Sims 2 the famous house of Kevin McCallister from favorite movies: Home Alone 1 & 2, in September 2012, after I got its location and floor plan. A luxury property for families up to 8 sims, decorated including the rear garage and minivan seen in movie, but it resulted a messy floor plan.

Home Alone house address: 671 Lincoln Street, Winnetka, Illinois. A 2-story house plus attic and basement, 4250 square feet, built in 1921.

Most of interior shots were not made in the real house, instead the interior has been rebuilt in a filming studio, featuring a slightly different floor plan, for doing stunts and setting traps easier.

See floorplan of real house, and of movie house.

Home Alone House day Home Alone House facade Home Alone House rear
Home Alone House night Home Alone House first floor plan Home Alone House second floor plan

Lot size: 3×3.
Lot facing: South
House price: $213,496.
House size: 20×12.
Floor area: 396 squares + 40 squares garage + 34 squares terraces.
Pool area: 72 squares.
Expansions required: Nightlife only (The Sims 2 Deluxe).

Nazi House 3×4 S 272

Been criticized for making too simple and squarish homes, I came with idea to design a Swastika-shaped building. Made in August 2012, redesigned September 2018 to remove fences and redesign pool.

Despite of the overall building shape offensive for some people, the home interior design is beautifully decorated using a theme with light wood and white. 4-square wide rooms create a compact but efficient layout even for large families of 8 sims in just 272 squares of floor area.

How many swastikas can you count in this house?

Note that Swastika is a religious symbol used since ancient times and should be NOT associated with Nazi Germany… or do you have Nazi Sims? This house is for you!

Nazi Swastika Building Swastika Nazi House

Lot size: 3×4.
Lot facing: South.
House price: $182,512.
House size: 20×20.
Floor area: 272 squares.
Pool area: 68 squares.
Expansions required: Nightlife only.

House on a Tiny 1×2 Lot III

On a tiny 1×2 lot I built a large, extremely fat and cubish house, completed with pool and hot tub. A good home for a family with 6 sims with a possibility to add 2 extra single beds, but there are not enough bathrooms for 8 sims.

I used LotAdjuster to maximize buildable area, as I did for Terraced Houses, but this one is intended as detached home. Made in October 2012.

 
 

Lot size: 1×2.
Lot facing: North.
House price: $141,521 in base game, $140,828 in Ultimate Collection, $24,785 unfurnished.
Floor area: 188 squares, excluding 4 squares of staircase void.
Pool area: 20 squares.
Expansions required: none, just base game only.

PS: I do not know how to create such small lots like 1×2. I downloaded them from ModTheSims.info (Mini residential lots by MaryLou).

Terraced House 1×1 122

Do you think that is impossible to built townhouse / rowhouse in The Sims 2?

These houses were built on larger lots then the lot was shrunk using Lot Adjuster, which allows reducing the non-buildable area with 1 square, making possible buildings that apparently continue from one lot to another.

The living-dining-kitchen area use an award-winning diagonal design to create the smallest house in the world of The Sims that offer comfort for a family of 4 sims!! Made in October 2012.

 
 

Lot size: 1×1.
Lot facing: South.
House price: $72,738.
House size: 8×8.
Floor area: 122 squares (excluding 4 squares of staircase void).
Expansions required: none, just base game only.

PS: I do not know how to create such small lots like 1×2. I downloaded them from ModTheSims.info (Mini residential lots by MaryLou).

Best Starter Home 1×2 S 84

This is the best possible starter home, under $20.000 designed for a family up to 4 sims. The 1×2 lot costs only $300 (the 1×1 lot costs $-400 but is too small). The empty home costs $5469, so $14.500 remained for furnishing. For the non-functional items (counters, table, windows, floors, wall paint) I used the cheapest items to save money for better furniture. Made in 2011 in the same time with Tiny House I having same ground footprint.

Even better 2012 version: removed not-so-necessary computer, changed the 2-sided roof to a 4-sided roof to eliminate attic walls and save money. Beds and toilets replaced with better items, added some lights (I have noticed drop of environment score during night if the room is dark).

Lot size: 1×2.
Lot facing: South.
House price: $19.989.
House size: 6×14.
Floor area: 84 squares.

PS: I do not know how to create such small lots like 1×2. I downloaded them from ModTheSims.info (Mini residential lots by MaryLou).

House on a Tiny 1×2 Lot I

I made this house in 2011 to show the potential of tiny 1×2 lots! My first house on such small lot, designed for my family of 6 sims. See also Tiny House IV by same concept, but improved with pool and better interior design.

I do not know how to create such small lots, I just downloaded them from ModTheSims2.com.

 
 

Lot size: 1×2.
Lot facing: South.
House price: about $100.000.
House size: 6×14.
Floor area: 164 squares.
Expansion needed: none, works with base game only.

PS: I do not know how to create such small lots like 1×2. I downloaded them from ModTheSims.info (Mini residential lots by MaryLou).

Starter home 1×1 S 67

Tiny house on a 1×1 lot designed for a family with 2 sims. Notice the efficient usage of the space under staircase. Size: 67 squares (not including 5 squares of staircase void). Designed in July 2012.

 
 

Lot size: 1×1.
Lot facing: South.
Lot price: $9.919 (with minimal and cheapest furniture) / 19.970 (having best possible furniture without exceeding $20.000, including computer and lights, as shown in photos).
Building size: 6×6 squares.
Floor area: 67 squares.
Expansions requires: none, only base game.

PS: I do not know how to create such small lots like 1×2. I downloaded them from ModTheSims.info (Mini residential lots by MaryLou).

House on a Tiny 1×2 Lot II

I has been criticized for making too squarish houses with too few rooms, so in July 2012 I decided to improve the original Tiny Lot House, now the house is even smaller and include also a pool. Kitchen is separated from living-dining while the upper floor plan are 3 rooms accessible via a small hallway. Designed for families of 4 Sims. You can put one single bed in each bedroom, but I recommend putting two beds in one bedroom and use other room for other purposes. This was a spontaneous idea, aka house made without pre-planning.

 
 

Lot size: 1×2.
Lot price: $93,010 in base game, $92,579 in Ultimate Collection, $17,636 unfurnished.
House size: 6×12.
Floor area: 128 squares + 12 squares of balconies (excluding 4 squares staircase void).
Pool size: 18 squares.
Expansions needed: none, just base game only.

PS: I do not know how to create such small lots like 1×2. I downloaded them from ModTheSims.info (Mini residential lots by MaryLou).