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Beachview Modern

by Iavasgil Posted 7th Jun 2009 at 7:36 PM
39 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Well, I've finally gone and done it. I've been downloading from MTS for nearly two years now, and never had the courage to put up one of my own creations on the site. But, after much contemplation and self-chiding I have decided to put up one of the first houses I've designed for my Sims 3 game:
The Beachview Modern



I tend to enjoy realism in my games, and so base many of my in-game houses on actual house plans. This one is based on house plan number 23-2226 from globalhouseplans.com.



Now, on to the fun stuff:

This spacious 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath modern style home sits on a 2x3 lot which houses a pond. The house is decorated and furnished, with the exception of the 2nd bedroom, and fully landscaped.

Lot Info is as follows:


Now that's all out of the way :P
As this is my first upload, please let me know how you like it. I'm all for constructive criticism.

Thanks a lot and enjoy!

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 31,764 to 58,529

Additional Credits:
GlobalHousePlans.com -- For the Conceptual Image for the lot
Tags: #modern, #beach, #pond, #garden

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Beachview Modern.rar | Beachview Modern .package file

Size: 1.33 MB · Downloads: 9,096 · 7th Jun 2009
1.33 MB 9,096 7th Jun 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

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.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
 
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 7:53 PM
I really love the colors you picked, especially in the living room and kitchen. Gorgeous! The whole house is very well done and the landscaping is superb. Thank you for sharing, even though you were a bit nervous!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 9:48 PM
So you're telling me you've been hiding your talent this whole time?!?! This house is beautiful! The colors in the living room and kitchen are spectacular. I love every detail of it! Perfect!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 10:35 PM
I love the kitchen + living room interior. Thanks for this house
Test Subject
#5 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 10:47 PM
Lucky for us that you finally decided to upload. This lot is fantastic. Many thanks.
Test Subject
#6 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 11:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by modme
So you're telling me you've been hiding your talent this whole time?!?! This house is beautiful! The colors in the living room and kitchen are spectacular. I love every detail of it! Perfect!


-x-

That's what I was thinking lol!

It's a lovely house; you should publish more. Very well done
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 12:01 AM
Wow! What an excellent job. I can't believe you waited this long to upload any creations. This is exactly the kind of home I love for my sims, realistic. I have to add you as a favorite creator. I appreciate you showing the lot information. I wish more creators did the same. I hope you make/share some more creations soon. Thank you so much for such a wonderful home for my sims.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#8 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 12:36 AM
Thanks so much for the encouragement, all. I'm working on a couple more houses (I tend to spend more time building than actually playing, lol), and once I get them the way I want them, I'll put them up.

Iavasgil Lhindiphant
Test Subject
#9 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 12:43 AM Last edited by beverlyislike : 8th Jun 2009 at 1:34 AM.
Most houses uploaded have decent color/theme schemes, but this one takes the cake. I love the bedroom & kitchen themes.

EDIT: I noticed when I started playing in this house the stove was different from the one displaying in the pictures. No biggie, just thought I'd let you and fellow downloaders know.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 1:30 AM
Beautiful!!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 6:07 AM
It is a beautiful house But Pleeeease we need furniture sets pleeease
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 7:26 AM
I created this same house for TS2. It's so great to see how different they can look just by the interior decorating and landscaping. Kitchen looks great with the diagonal island!

VJ

Check out my site: SIMple Realty
Test Subject
#13 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 2:16 PM
Beatifull House thanks for this post ....
Test Subject
#14 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 1:12 AM
Wow, I love this place! Thank you for letting my sims live here! I am also a downloader with aspirations to upload a lot; and like you, I spend more time building than playing... you are my inspiration to go for it and share something. Maybe....
Test Subject
#15 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 3:58 AM
I'm floored. This house is amazing. You did an superb job.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 5:34 PM
This is beautiful! I can't wait to move a Sim in and check it out. Love that you included a lot value screenshot too! Great job.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 10th Jun 2009 at 4:32 AM
This is really beautiful!
Test Subject
#18 Old 10th Jun 2009 at 3:05 PM
Beautiful!!!! Please carry on with your talented work :-)
Test Subject
#19 Old 12th Jun 2009 at 12:03 PM
LOVE the 'green' that you picked for the walls and the 'tan' furniture thats in the same room, beautiful!
The outside structure itself, amazing! *applause*

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Test Subject
#20 Old 12th Jun 2009 at 12:07 PM
Congratulations on the pick! Keep up the good work, I'd love to see more houses from you ^^
Test Subject
#21 Old 12th Jun 2009 at 2:00 PM
i agree with everyone, this house is lovely , very nicely done.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 4:07 AM
This house look wonderful but I can't extract the archive, I get a CRC error. Downloaded about 10 times but nothing worked. Am I the only one to get this error? I would love to have this house in my game..
Coffee, anyone?
retired moderator
#23 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 7:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amyrosie
This house look wonderful but I can't extract the archive, I get a CRC error. Downloaded about 10 times but nothing worked. Am I the only one to get this error? I would love to have this house in my game..


There is nothing wrong with this archive. I just downloaded it and extracted it without a problem. The problem definitely lies on your end. :/

I'm worried that my latest Salvation Army donation will result in homeless people looking like sluts from the 90s.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#24 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 7:32 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amyrosie
This house look wonderful but I can't extract the archive, I get a CRC error. Downloaded about 10 times but nothing worked. Am I the only one to get this error? I would love to have this house in my game..


Amyrosie,

I've seen this problem before with .rar files. Sometimes you have to actually open the .rar file in WinRAR and copy and paste the compressed file where ever you are going to put it. I don't know why this is, but I've had it happen with random files at random times. If this doesn't work, I don't know what to tell you.

Wishing you luck,

Iavasgil

Iavasgil Lhindiphant
Test Subject
#25 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 12:37 PM
very nice
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