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50th Upload - California Avenue Revival

by Deluxe Designs Posted 27th Jun 2009 at 6:53 PM - Updated 27th Jun 2009 at 3:04 PM by Deluxe Designs
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
California Avenue is back!
Well some of you will know of California Avenue and some of you won't, basically in Sims 2 i created a house called California Avenue, i lost it and never managed to rebuild it, it has been requested to be rebuilt many times and has had thousands of views on youtube; so i thought it was about time i remade the house, so i made it in Sims 3! The house is identical in terms of size and placement to the previous house, the plant borders and drive are all the same dimensions! Here is the house:

Outside is a large driveway that can hold 3+ cars, there is a pond in the back garden and landscaped design. Downstairs is a large elegant entrance hall with 3 tile staircase, to the right is the dining room and kitchen, to the left is the library, living room and toilet. Upstairs there are 3 suites, the west suite, the east suite and the north suite, all have large a large bedroom and an en-suite only accessible through the bedroom.

I really hope you guys enjoy this house, this has been a long time coming and i am glad i could finally bring it to you!

Lot size: 40x40
Furnished: $149,545
Unfurnished: $93,441

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the staff here at MTS for their great work, thanks also to all the people who have supported me in building this again!

Number of bedrooms: 3 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
No.1 California Avenue-DD.rar

Size: 3.13 MB · Downloads: 3,540 · 27th Jun 2009
3.13 MB 3,540 27th 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!
23 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 6:57 PM
Congratulations on your 50th upload! Thank you for sharing!
#3 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 7:05 PM
Congrats, and thank you for this lovely house!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 7:09 PM
Gorgeous home! It will fit nicely into my neighborhood
The Attack Cat
retired moderator
#5 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 7:20 PM
It looks great DD, thanks for sharing!!
Captain Louie
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#6 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 7:34 PM
This house is stunning DD, one of your best in a long time, wonderful :D

Now streaming on at or - whichever is easier for you to type in your browser.
Mostly Harmless
retired moderator
#7 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 8:03 PM
This is so pretty! Great job DD!

Check out my other downloads at my blog!
Test Subject
#8 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 8:55 PM
A wonderful creation. I'm looking forward to see it in the game. Thank you
#9 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 10:11 PM
Beautiful house,Excellent landscaping.I'm thinkin i wanna live there...

"Inspiration,It comes not when you want it.But when you least expect it to!"
Test Subject
#10 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 11:32 PM
This is one of the prettiest houses I have seen in all my years of playing the sims. THANK YOU!!!!
Field Researcher
#11 Old 28th Jun 2009 at 2:04 AM
Congratulations on uploading such a great house for your big 5-0! Awesome job!
Field Researcher
#12 Old 28th Jun 2009 at 4:25 AM
Stunning, gorgeous and meticulously detailed! Thank you very much for sharing this with us, and congratulations on your 50th upload!
Test Subject
#13 Old 28th Jun 2009 at 5:10 AM
Can I move in??? Oh please??? This is amazing! Thank you so much!
Mad Poster
#14 Old 28th Jun 2009 at 10:04 AM
Lovely work, DD. Thanks for sharing.

This allows me to see into the minds of people! That's right, I can actually see what they're thinking!
So long as what they're thinking is exactly what I think they're thinking.
Test Subject
#15 Old 28th Jun 2009 at 2:11 PM
Thank you !
Test Subject
#16 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 12:16 PM
Looks beautiful! can't wait to try it out thankyou!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 2:10 AM

Little Kitty!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 15th Jul 2009 at 4:33 PM
thanks for the house! wooooo hoooooo
Test Subject
#19 Old 16th Jul 2009 at 3:24 PM
This is fantastic! Thanks, very california

- Wigglyman -

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#20 Old 31st Jul 2009 at 11:25 PM
WOW! 50th already?

I don't play TS3, but thanks for this!
Test Subject
#21 Old 8th Aug 2011 at 3:42 PM
this is truly where i'd like to spend my holidays (:
thank you so much!
Test Subject
#22 Old 11th Aug 2011 at 12:11 AM
Great Job! Thank You!

Congratz on 50th upload!
Field Researcher
#23 Old 23rd Sep 2011 at 8:45 PM
Wonderful, marvellous, great and really amazing work. Thanks for sharing this awesome house :D
Test Subject
#24 Old 7th Jan 2012 at 1:05 PM
Great work and thank you!