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Posted 6th Oct 2018 at 10:44 AM - Updated 7th Oct 2018 at 7:56 PM by hazelnutter100 - Viewed 19014 times. Direct link to this thread
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This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
A large, modern house for the rich Sim who is fond of desert views and pools. Probably unsuited to the eco-friendly (I hate to think how much water would evaporate in real life) but party animals would love all the spaces for entertaining.
The ground floor has a large open-plan living/dining/kitchen/bar area, with a games room, gym and spa to one side and a hobbies room and spacious master suite to the other. Upstairs are a family room, two children's bedrooms, a nursery and a guest room. The house has five conventional bathrooms plus an all-in-one. There are further living areas outside, some in full sun and others shaded by the overhanging roof. The main infinity pool overflows on two sides into a lap pool, which continues under the glass floor of the living room to join the landscaped 'natural' pool at the front of the house. The garage has parking for four cars (with space for two more if you're not bothered about having realistic room to manoeuvre) and two bikes. This leads into a basement workshop/laboratory.
The house was built for 228 Sedona Lane, Lucky Palms, but would probably fit into other worlds with a change of landscaping.
I've included a custom unfurnished version because the game thinks that chimneypots and fog emitters are furniture, while modular seating and tables aren't. I also used some buy mode items in the landscaping (notably the rugs used as paving leading up to the front door).
Content used in the house structure: Ambitions (arches), Late Night (fireplace), Pets (fireplaces), Showtime (living room fire), Into the Future (windows, floor panels, stairs, fence), Lucky Palms (Rectangular Clearstory Window), BahHaus (garage door, La-Di-Da, High-Reaching and Immaculate windows). The Island Paradise garage door, base-game Window Shmindow and the Thin Shin and Peephole Windows from ITF would make reasonable substitutes for the store content.
The landscaping has plants from Lucky Palms, Pets, Showtime and ITF. Everleaves and Flora Fierce from the discontinued Renault set are used around the edge of one of the terraces. Nature's Blades and Sippin' Succulents are the equivalent items from the Toyota set if you have that instead. Alternatively, you could just add more fencing. The rocks are from World Adventures, Island Paradise and Sunlit Tides; pool waterfalls from Island Paradise.
Lighting is from Town Life (loads of Ionu spotlights), Island Paradise and Showtime. The kitchen units are a mix of ITF and Outdoor Living, with Generations and Late Night appliances and the Chun Co. Teppanyaki Grill from the store. You'll probably want to add extra kitchen units and a second cooker if you don't have this. One of the bathrooms has a pair of Alvar Vintage Aqua Washbasins, which could easily be replaced by an alternative.
The furnished version makes heavy use of Late Night, Generations, Seasons, Town Life, Outdoor Living and Diesel. There are few items from the other EPs and SPs, plus some from the store. Most of these are decorative objects and could easily be omitted or replaced.
Wall sculpture and paintings from Lucky Palms; sauna, massage table and a few decorative items from Sunlit Tides.
Crescent Mooned Vanity Chair
Study in Shattering
Abstract by BahHaus
Elegant Swirls Lite
Elegant Swirls Wide
Haiku of the Lotus
Murano Retro and Ripe Fruit Bowl
Murano Modern Classic Bread Box
In Your Vase
Potted Orchids Divine
Prickly Pear Sculpture
Desert Cactus Sculpture
Unquenchable Thirst Water Bucket Sculpture
Tranquil Trickle Fountain
Lot Size: 64x64
Lot Price (furnished): 523,701
Lot Price (unfurnished): 309,365
Thanks to velocitygrass for the deco removal tool and Add Any Lot Size mod, which were both used while building the house, and Shimrod for the soft lighting mod, used for the photos.
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Built with Game Version: 1.67
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.
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