The Townie Project Inception

So it occurred to me this morning (something woke me up just after dawn and my mind was all spinning round and round with no interest in calming down and going back to sleep) that (A) I'm getting sort of tired of the current crop of grownup townies in Neighborhood One (for one thing Sally's in love with most of them, and it'd be nice if Eleanor in working slowly on her "Woohoo with 20 different Sims" LTW had access to some lovers that hadn't already slept with her Mom (eew!)), and also that (B) I had so much fun with Rooms to Let that it might be neat to do something vaguely like it again (only with a different narrative basis and with a "converted mansion" feel rather than a "converted warehouse" feel). And thus was born The Townie Project.

The project will involve move-inning six (to start with) adult Neighborhood One townies (where by "townie" here I mean non-controllables in general, including service NPCs), letting each one stay in the moved-in lot long enough to get aspiration levels reasonable (and whatever else seems required), and then moving them all out to the Bus Stop (currently unoccupied now that Kennedy and Eleanor have moved into a very nice little house that I ought to post pictures of), and then moving the combined household into a big elegant old mansion out by the seashore. Then we'll have (hopefully) six new game-generated townie adults in the neighborhood (for variety and for Eleanor), and we'll have a new big lot full of controllable adults to play when we feel like it. And we get to design a big 100K+ house!

The first beneficiary of the Project is Mitch the Fireman:

Mitch moves in Welcome, Mitch; here's your plumb bob! Mitch Lawson, father of Romance sims Gina and Eleanor Raptor, turns out to be Family aspiration, with a Lifetime Want to marry off six children. Ah, the cruel irony!

And here, offered as evidence that it's a good thing my day job involves neither designing nor naming houses, is the first photo of Casa Townie:

Casa Townie Still mostly unfurnished and unlandscaped, but pretty much entirely built. My first house with either a basement or an accessible attic (it has both). Slightly raised foundation thanks to Greg's advice on the subject. Somewhat too close to the road (is there any way to move a house en bloc to a slightly different place in its lot?). Four big bedrooms, two somewhat smaller ones (they'll have to draw straws or something), a big common dining room and separate kitchen, lots of recreation space, a big main hall behind that grandiose two-storey door. Even a