Saturday, 3 September 2016

Vaulted Ranch: An MCM-Inspired Build Set

My second build-mode set, I wanted something a bit more contemporary so i went for an MCM style set. I love the half-hipped roofing by always lamented the lack of low-pitch windows or them. You could guarantee angled windows for 45 degree angles, but anything lower then that were just out of the question. Not anymore though, I have solved that issue and I now have a great set for making modern homes with a MCM twist.

Due to the length of these posts and for ease of updating, you can find the download and info under the cut.

A few notes on this set in regards to usability and features:
  • Windows and exterior doors come in 2 wood versions: one with white on the interior, and one with all wood. The fact that EA windows force me to have wood inside all the time, I fixed that here. The coloured versions all have white trim on the interior though.
  • The angled clerestory windows have a left and right version for the styles with white interior trim. The catalogue thumbnails are labelled to clearly show which which version is which. The swatches are ordered with left first, then the all wood, then the right versions last.
  • The standard window variants have a diagonal wall mesh, but nothing else does. 
  • You will need to use MOO to place the angled clerestory windows in certain scenarios
  • Use the MOO up and down movement keys as well as 1/4 tile placement (F5 key) to make placing the beams easier.
  • All windows have curtain slots, unlike my Graciously Georgian set. 
  • Due to the sheer size of the textures, each set has linked textures that are shared between those unique window types contained in a separate package. Make sure these are installed or the windows will not render properly if you choose the separated set! 
  • The thumbnails are also contained in a separate pacakage file for the separated archive. If you don't want custom thumbnails, just delete that package.

The Build/Buy items feature:
  • basegame compatibility
  • non-default
  • 34 meshes in total with between 25 and 60 colour/style options:
  • find items easily using phrase "Vaulted" or "Ranch" in search bar (try this tutorial to easily find my sets)
  • style (found under "Modern") and colour filter compatible
  • custom thumbnails
  • Style tool compatible
  • Pricing  and polycount as follows:
    - Angled Clerestory window 01 ($10, 114 polys)
    - Angled Clerestory window 02 ($12, 156 polys)

    - Angled Clerestory window 03/04/05/06/07/08/09/10 ($14/16/18/20/24/26/28, 164 polys)
    - Clerestory window 01/02/03/04/05/06/07/08/09 ($11/13/15/17/19/21/23/25/27, 164 polys)
    - 1 Tile standard window - loft/counter/short/medium ($60/120/140/180, 244/252/252/252 polys)
    - 2 Tile standard window - loft/counter/short/medium ($70/130/220/240, 236/240/240/240 polys)
    - 2 Tile door short ($480, 1444 polys)
    - 2 Tile door medium ($500, 1732 polys)
    - 3 Tile door short ($550, 1444 polys)
    - 3 Tile door medium ($570, 1732 polys)
    - Structural Beam - Straight/Inclined/Declined ($20, 16 polys)

CC credits:
  • All custom content, apart from the unlocked plants by plasticbox at MTS and porphyriasims on tumblr, the green siding on house 2 (here) is all mine, so feel free to browse through my downloads to find it. 
As usual, there are 2 downloads, merged and separate. The archives contain the package file(s) and style images inside a folder. Extract the archive using winRAR or WinZip, place the package file(s) in your mods folder, then look for them in your game. I hope you enjoy. 



I have also uploaded the files individually for those with the separated packages to download the items separately. There will be no alternate download for these individual files. 
Download Individual Items:


  1. Love these!! Thanks so much for you time and trouble to do this.

  2. Love this! Can't wait to try them today. Am hoping for the slanted windows to put next to stairs. Maybe next????? Thank you for these beautiful windows.

    1. Sorry, but doesn't sound like anything i would use. Generally my stairs are in the centre of the home, so no reason for windows. They are 45 degree though, and i think cyclonesue on TSR may have converted her TS3 windows to TS4 which would probably work.

  3. OMG, another amazing set, thank you!

  4. I love this build! Is this something you'd put up for download?

  5. This set is everything. EVERYTHING. Are you going to upload any of those houses? They're gorgeous!

    1. please see the reply at the botton since its the same question and thanks :)

  6. Any chance you will make the builds available for download? I quite like the last one pictured, with the offset front walkway.

    1. 2 of thr 4 are just facades to showcase the windows. @ may get uploaded if I ever finish them, but most likely just unfurnished. I have yet to decide.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing these!

  8. You don't know how long I've been trying to search for these! Now my little ranches are complete :,) So thank you for your work!! Would you consider making these for a shallower roof angle? I'm also impressed with the fact you took time to have the game sort out where to search these in Build Mode by color and by style; that's pretty cool!

    1. Thanks. As for a shallower angle, probably not. Simply put, the smaller windows would be more frame then window, and I would need more then 10 sizes to get to small wall height. If I could group windows into one icon, or just put in a collection that would make it easier, but the way it is now, that would just clutter the catalogue with drives me insane.

  9. Hello, i love these doors and windows and that is all i use, but i dont have the right side of the Vaulted C windows... and i really want them... i have tried everything...

    1. Since the window is the same on the inside and out, there is no separate version supplied. I just provided alternate white interior colours depending on how you placed them. When placing on the wall, use the < > keys to rotate.

  10. Love this set, thank you! One note though, the windows have two tide (in- and outside, and single tone for each side. But that does not appear to be true on all colours, unlike the swatches suggest. Currently trying to do a dark interior and exterior house (dark grey), but can't because one side of the windows is white. Could this perhaps be resolved? That would be awesome :)

    1. Due to the sheer number of swatches that would have resulted in, I decided against it as i get more use out of the white trim then I do the coloured. In the future i may update the set to include the other options, but as of right now i would be because of the monumental ask it would be since all the textures are linked.

  11. This is great! I love the house styles that utilize these windows and never thought i'd find some to build with. Thank you for your hard work on these and all the other mods you've created, they're the best!! <3 :)