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Stony Lake - Basegame Starter (Unfurnished) with Swimmable Lake

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Uploaded: 17th Aug 2007 at 12:15 PM
Updated: 29th Oct 2008 at 5:20 AM - new package - shouldn't crash now.
Update - November 11, 2007 - A couple of people have reported a crash on loading this house, and when I checked, the file crashed for me too. However, the furnished version (identical house, separate thread) appears to be fine.

I have repackaged the unfurnished house below, and it loads fine in testing. As the terrain paints had disappeared, I have done them again, but they are not exactly as pictured, sorry. The house itself has not changed.

Please report if something is broken - I can't fix it unless I know.

Welcome to Stony Lake...

Bring that special someone for a quiet weekend getaway, or retreat from
civilization for a family break by the lake.

Although the price is at the top end for first-home buyers, make-shift furnishings will do for the beginning, and this beautiful property is worth the wait. The lucky purchaser won't regret the mortgage while relaxing in their own private waterhole.

Stony Lake is sheltered by willows and dotted with lillies and reeds. The climate is perfect for year-round swimming.

The residence is cosy and rustic, from its stone footings to the pitched
roofline. Above the foundations, the house is panelled with wood, in need of painting but sound. Tall paned windows add distinction, and luxuriant roses bloom around the entry.

From the sheltered porch, visitors enter the lounge. This light-filled room
offers views of the water, with a wide archway leading to the tiled dine-in kitchen. French doors from the country-style kitchen open onto a stone patio, perfect for al fresco dining or entertaining. Steps from the patio access the swimming platform.

(This is a view of the living floor, with furnishings - see below for the unfurnished photos.)

Tucked behind the kitchen is a full-sized bathroom, made by converting the old laundry and downstairs toilet into one space.

A staircase in one corner of the loungeroom leads upwards, to where the residents can restore their energies. The master bedroom is comfortable, with space for wardrobes or nursery furniture. There is also private access to the bathroom at the head of the stairs. Two single bedrooms also open off the landing. These rooms are small, but feature interesting nooks and country views.

The grey exterior of the house is relieved inside with red carpets and
refreshing light paintwork.

Notes for Players:

No furniture is packaged with the starter version.
(The furnished house is available in a separate thread - http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=244923.)

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Unfurnished cost $19,072

The house has been playtested for about seven sim-days.
Please report if something is broken.


Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 19, 072

Custom Content Included:
- Door "La Clásica" by temptress
- Wooden Stairs Open Underneath by crocobaura
- Window " La Clásica " by temptress
- Pine Decking by lollipop69_69
- Burnt Mushroom Carpet by Rapsheba555
- Gray Cobblestone Floor by CokeBuilder
- Chess Tile by Kate of parsimonious
- Aussie Beach Pebbles by shrekheatherbell at MTS2
- Cheap panelling by TS2D
- Mixed Stone Wall by Salix Tree
- Plaster and Burgundy Tile by holysimoly
- Nengi's Big Rosebush by Nengi65
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Privacy Window by MaryLou
- Invisible Floortile by moonlight_muse
- Path to Meadow by parsimonious

Additional Credits:
Thanks to JustTheBast for the tutorial on making swimmable ponds, and to Niol for building advice.

Just the Bast's tutorial is here:

Thanks also to many others, whose tutorials on pretty much everything have taught me so much about building for The Sims.

Thanks to all the makers of custom build items, without whom building would be a lot less fun.