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Henry VIII's Hampton Court

by Tatiana Dokuchic Posted 9th Feb 2007 at 5:43 PM - Updated 14th Dec 2007 at 5:38 PM by Tatiana Dokuchic : Link to Wall & Floor Images
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Henry VIII’s Hampton Court by Tatiana

This is a 6x5 lot valued at $575,190 and comes fully furnished with Maxis content only.
This specific package has not been played/tested but I am having a great time playing an identical lot.



Henry VIII acquired Hampton Court Palace from his chief minister Cardinal Wolsey in 1525. It seems that the Wolsey’s original design was based on the works of Italian Renaissance architects such as Leonardo da Vinci and was meant to be the ultimate residence for a prince of the church. Henry, full of grandeur himself, tore down portions of the Wolsey’s palace & rebuilt in a more gothic-medieval style. To this day, Hampton Court Palace remains a huge & wonderful hodge-podge of styles. This Sim version reflects only a small portion of the current structure with detailing authentic to the Tudor period.

The main entrance is over the moat & through Wolsey’s Great Gate House. On the right hand side of the courtyard is the Great Hall with Henry VIII’s family mural. This building is used for dining & dancing on a grand scale. On the left hand side of the courtyard is the Portrait Gallery where you can find a picture & badge for each of Henry’s six wives. This gallery is also used for reading, chess & billiards. The dining room mural is the Meyer Madonna by Hans Holbein the younger.

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The second floor is divided into two wings, the King’s Apartments & the Queen’s Apartments. Each wing has its own sitting area, bedroom, master bath & private chapel. The stained glass & badges in the Queen’s apartments are those of Catherine of Aragon. Being Henry’s first & longest serving wife, I felt that she deserved this honour. The stained glass in the King’s chapel is Henry himself at the time of his coronation. The wallpaper used in the hallway is an authentic Tudor paper. The second floor also contains a study, two bedrooms with ensuite baths & a full nursery.

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Directly across the courtyard is Anne Boleyn’s Gate with the famous Astronomical Clock. This clock shows the sun revolving around the earth as it was installed in 1540 when the earth was thought to be the centre of the universe. Situated on the Thames River, a royal barge stands ready to take you back to London. There is also a small portion of the river in which to swim. A Tudor Knot Garden can be found on the opposite side of the palace.

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Custom Content
Walls
62 by me www.sterlingsims2.com
01 by Brighten www.parsimonious.org

Floors
9 by me www.sterlingsims2.com
2 by Brighten www.parsimonious.org
1 by Skye www.sterlingsims2.com
1 by Cheryl www.sterlingsims2.com

Terrains
5 by Pretentiouscake http://thesims2.ea.com/mysimpage/pod.php?user_id=480720
2 by Skye www.sterlingsims2.com
2 by TheSeraph9000 http://thesims2.ea.com/mysimpage/pod.php?user_id=220788
1 by Chcknmn297 http://thesims2.ea.com/mysimpage/pod.php?user_id=254598

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My custom content may be used on FREE SITES ONLY.
My lots are for your enjoyment in the game, PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD them.

I spent a wonderful month researching & creating this lot. I hope that you enjoy playing it as much as I enjoyed building it.

For a complete description of this lot including pictures of the walls & floors go to Henry VIII's Hampton Court on MySpace.

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Field Researcher
#2 Old 12th Feb 2007 at 7:09 AM
Looks Good....Nice Job...

Yes I agree as well, quite shallow and pedantic....
Field Researcher
#3 Old 12th Feb 2007 at 9:45 AM
woa this must have been a hard job to build it ! great work !
Instructor
#4 Old 12th Feb 2007 at 1:20 PM
Amazing Tatiana! This is one of my favorite lots of yours!!
Love all the landscaping and all the HC you did for this.
Definitely looks like a feature... thanks :D

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao-tzu

Sorry, I don't take requests.

My building tutorial: Link
Test Subject
#5 Old 12th Feb 2007 at 4:45 PM
Nice work, thanks for sharing.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#6 Old 12th Feb 2007 at 5:10 PM
Thanks Komodo Jo!

Thank you Zhanna. I did take a month to do all of the research & then build the lot & the cc. I have always had an interest in Henry & his wives so it was a great project for me. The time just flew. lol.

So kind of you to say so, TJ. I always have a marvelous time looking at your work.

Thanks m6, I appreciate it.

--- Tatiana ---

You can find out more about my creations at the SterlingSims2 Creator's Forum Tatiana's Tea Room.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 12th Feb 2007 at 6:38 PM
That's incredible. Great job!
Test Subject
#8 Old 12th Feb 2007 at 7:18 PM
that is a spectatular work! your attention to detail is amazing. Awesome work! ^_^
Test Subject
#9 Old 13th Feb 2007 at 2:36 AM
Holy Crap! this lot is great!
Why wasn't it a featured lot?!?

-Q->
Sköt Looney
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 13th Feb 2007 at 3:01 AM
Thank you for the kind comments, Vickie93, galidor & ts looney. I really appreciate them.

btw: ts looney - I literally lol when I read your comment. :D

--- Tatiana ---

You can find out more about my creations at the SterlingSims2 Creator's Forum Tatiana's Tea Room.
Test Subject
#11 Old 13th Feb 2007 at 9:12 PM
Default Ty!!
What can I say besides WOW!!!! This is beautiful! I love the history of the Tudors also and finding this made my day! TYTY!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 13th Feb 2007 at 11:06 PM
It's a spectacular lot Tatiana! The detail is wonderful as is the design! Skye

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Original Poster
#13 Old 14th Feb 2007 at 1:57 PM
What a lovely thing to say catscelt, thank you.

Building this lot gave me an excuse to do even more research on the Tudor family which I really enjoyed. I have to say that I was kind of reluctant to stop building this one because I was having so much fun but you can only fit so much on a lot even if it is a 6x5.

--- Tatiana ---

You can find out more about my creations at the SterlingSims2 Creator's Forum Tatiana's Tea Room.
Test Subject
#14 Old 14th Feb 2007 at 4:16 PM
Beautiful design on this Castle Tat! One of my personal favorites of all time!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#15 Old 15th Feb 2007 at 2:07 AM Last edited by Tatiana Dokuchic : 15th Feb 2007 at 2:34 AM.
Thank you Skye. My thanks also for hosting the walls & floors for this one. I appreciate it.

Hey Danny, I'm so glad that you like it.

--- Tatiana ---

You can find out more about my creations at the SterlingSims2 Creator's Forum Tatiana's Tea Room.
Forum Resident
#16 Old 16th Feb 2007 at 1:42 AM
Ooohhhh, its fantastic! The Royal family in my Royal Kingdom Challenge neighborhood may have to move in. This sure if fit for a king!

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#17 Old 17th Feb 2007 at 12:24 PM
Thank you EnblithTheFair!

I've been playing your Royal Kindgom Challenge for over a year now & it's a great deal of fun. Recently I've been considering setting up a 2nd neighbourhood & exchanging some characters. Thanks for all of those hours of entertainment.

--- Tatiana ---

You can find out more about my creations at the SterlingSims2 Creator's Forum Tatiana's Tea Room.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 25th Feb 2007 at 3:30 PM
Absolutely beautiful!
You're very talented... I love it!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#19 Old 18th Mar 2007 at 1:44 PM
Thank you JuAyanami!

--- Tatiana ---

You can find out more about my creations at the SterlingSims2 Creator's Forum Tatiana's Tea Room.
Test Subject
#20 Old 8th May 2007 at 3:45 AM
What a glorious job you did!!!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#21 Old 24th Jun 2007 at 4:01 AM
Why thank you, Rah15ply. I'm glad that you like it.

--- Tatiana ---

You can find out more about my creations at the SterlingSims2 Creator's Forum Tatiana's Tea Room.
Test Subject
#22 Old 1st Jul 2007 at 9:48 PM
This is wonderful! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#23 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 4:36 PM
Thanks christianchickslc.

--- Tatiana ---

You can find out more about my creations at the SterlingSims2 Creator's Forum Tatiana's Tea Room.
Test Subject
#24 Old 8th Sep 2007 at 9:07 PM
wow this lot is amazingly spot on ive recently visited hampton court and was soo amazed at it.. i love anything to do with the tudors and know how you feel about finding an excuse to do some more reading about them!! im reading some realli good books atm about elizibeth and anne bolyn and if your interested i would be willing to tell you some decent books to read
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#25 Old 28th Sep 2007 at 2:13 PM
Thanks Scrapy hart. You're very lucky to have visited Hampton Court. I was there many years ago & would love to return. I also have piles of books about the Tudors with Anne Boleyn & her daughter Elizabeth being some of my favourites.

--- Tatiana ---

You can find out more about my creations at the SterlingSims2 Creator's Forum Tatiana's Tea Room.
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