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Bespoke Build Set

by Honeywell Posted 15th Jul 2018 at 5:10 AM - Updated 23rd May 2021 at 5:03 PM by Honeywell : Added note: Multi tile arches & French doors don't work on apartment lots
147 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 22 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
7/17/2020 Updated the HW_BespokeBuildSet file. The new file includes updates to all of the objects with the rd prefix. (They should all allow person and roof intersection, be quarter tile placeable and not cast outdoor shadows now). The updated zip also includes the 6 new colors I added and Shastakiss's door updates for apartments.
5/22/2020 Shastakiss updated the 2 tile French Doors and the 2 tile arch to work with Apartment Lots.
Fixed 7/17/2018 Updated the files to fix a GUID conflict with the Oaktown Door.



ROOF RECOLORS made compatible with Niol's roof shaders by simsllama.

I like to build the mix of houses you'd find in the typical American suburb (often from house plans) so this set doesn't faithfully follow any particular build style. It's a nice, versatile set of windows, doors and miscellaneous bits and pieces suitable for the houses I like to build. I tried to keep the info as to the point as possible. Hopefully I conveyed everything you need to know but maybe not. If you have any questions please ask.

Click the buttons for details.


INSPIRATION: So much about this set is the result of the Sims 2 community it felt wrong not to acknowlege that in a small way. I've used pheonix_pharie's Modern Georgian Manor set for absolutely ages and think it's just about perfect so this set was heavily influenced by theirs. Nysha and Raynuss both came out with really nice sets when I was actively making these so they had an influence. Not to mention Lee who introduced me to the wonders of centered windows and doors, MLC for her lovely porch sets, fansee who once wanted columns that hid in cutaway view, ekrubynaffit who was looking for blue roof trim once upon a time, and more recently Peni Griffin who's posts made me go back and make sure as much of this set as possible could be used without cheats.

Polygon Counts:
Generally low to average. The gingerbread and flower boxes are comparatively high and worth taking note of but nothing is outrageous. See post for exact counts.

Additional Credits:
Lamare, Chris Hatch and d4RE who offered help and answered my questions. SimPe, AGS, Milkshape and Photoshop. Maxis for the meshes and textures and MTS for hosting and the new tables.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 8.61 MB · Downloads: 40,531 · 17th Jul 2020
8.61 MB 40,531 17th Jul 2020

Size: 1.98 MB · Downloads: 33,705 · 15th Jul 2018
1.98 MB 33,705 15th Jul 2018
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#2 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 6:27 AM
Oh my goodness I'M GOING TO LOVE THIS
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 6:48 AM
Lovely <3
#4 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 7:11 AM
Thank you! Love the colors, variety of detail on doors and windows and that peephole on the doors is great. (:
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 7:51 AM
More flavor to build with.
thank you for the love and devotion you put into your work.
and... of course, thank you for sharing that love!
Test Subject
#6 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 7:53 AM
Wow! Thank you very much. *-*
Test Subject
#7 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 8:38 AM
I honestly teared up a little upon seeing this... I can't thank you enough for this set.
#8 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 8:59 AM
My husband just called me cray cray, as Im sitting here gasping going ohhhh look at it all!! Have only just finished a house I've been working on for ages and now I'm looking at this set thinking maybe I should change out all the windows and doors!!! (I won't but I can picture it!)
Thanks Honey for another amazing set!!!
Mad Poster
#9 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 11:08 AM
Wow Stunning work again! My hood is going to be Honeywelled
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 11:59 AM
Honeywell, it's just sublime and extremely well made!! Thank you so much!!
Mad Poster
#11 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 12:31 PM
Oh, Honeywell, you're going to make me have to throw out most of my build section to fit all of your lovely set into it...but I really don't mind, because it's all the same style!
Thank you so much for your hard work! It's wonderful to still have great creators like you in the community!
Constant Contestant
staff: moderator THANKS POST
#12 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 1:35 PM
Amazing set, thank you so much for sharing!
Former Hamster
retired moderator THANKS POST
#13 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 1:36 PM Last edited by mustluvcatz : 15th Jul 2018 at 9:58 PM.
Oh my. It's like you got into my head and combined the best parts of my 2 favorite build sets (Ray's Paneled Doors/Windows and Veranka's Thorpe Build Set) into 1 glorious, fantabulous dream come true.

In case you haven't figured out how in love with this I am yet: it's a bit after 6:30 in the morning here. The only reason I'm up is that the cat demanded his breakfast (which he nibbled at and he is now sunning himself in the window, the brat) - I thought "Ah, I'll check MTS and a couple sites first...". My game was running, it's now ended and this set is already in my downloads and I'm just about to restart my game. I'm gonna try to go back to sleep for a bit but I dunno, I know how long it takes for my game to load, lol.

Thanks for this lovely gift HW!

Edit: Finally got to play around with this set and I have got to say - it is flippin' gorgeous and everything I've always wanted in a build set (and was obviously too lazy to make myself, lol.)
Field Researcher
#14 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 1:59 PM
areyoukiddingme!? I absolutely love to build and I absolutely love this set - thank you! I'm really looking forward to playing with it and I sincerely appreciate all the wonderful space-saving elements and your careful attention to detail ♥
Top Secret Researcher
#15 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 2:07 PM
This is just amazing! It must have been so much work! Thanks for sharing it. So many possibilities. Awesome! :D
Test Subject
#16 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 2:59 PM
This is the ultimate build set. It's going straight to my favorites that get thrown into every downloads folder. Thanks for creating and sharing this with us all. Can't wait to try it out!
Mad Poster
#17 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 5:28 PM
Brills! Abso-floggin-lutely brilliant! That you so much for sharing!

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Original Poster
#18 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 6:28 PM
Thank you all for the nice comments - you're what makes all of the time needed to share large sets worthwhile.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 6:46 PM
This build set is beyond beautiful! I can'r wait to load my game and check out all the items@ Thank you so much for continuing to make things for Sims 2.
Test Subject
#20 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 7:27 PM
Beautiful set, can't wait to use it in my game! Thank you very much for sharing ♥
#21 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 7:30 PM
You have done a marvelous job...again Your creations always a must-have!
Test Subject
#22 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 7:35 PM
Love it ! I've been looking for a garage door like this for ages... And these colours are very pretty ! Thanks a lot
Test Subject
#23 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 7:51 PM
Omg.... Flippin' Awesome!
Test Subject
#24 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 8:11 PM
I'm a really bad house builder. They really just look like shipping containers, square next to square =home
I LOVE that you put all the pictures of your homes with the set. They look just like driving down a real street. They are going to enable me to actually use your set to make houses that actually look like real homes! So excited!! Thank you for sharing so much in the set and pictures!
#25 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 8:42 PM
This is the best build mode content I have seen for TS2 since...maybe forever. Thank you so much Honeywell, keep it coming!
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