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Japanese Lake Retreat

by Asante81 Posted 28th Jul 2009 at 3:57 AM
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


As you can see it's a traditional japanese themed house with, I guess, modern influences, which is embedded into a lake/forest area with waterfalls. The left part of the house (talking about left on the floorplan, see below) is a stilthouse in the lake, the right part has an half open basement level with panorama windows on the lake/waterfalls below its level.

(view in large for info about rooms)



Sadly the interior furnishing isn't very "asian" due to the lack of proper furniture and decoration items. I didn't use any kind of custom content, so feel free to change whatever you like. Oh and I hope you don't mind mirrors... a lot of mirrors...


One of the highlights of the house is the already mentioned wintergarden/lounge area with poolwindow, as you can see here




And at the end there's an image of a part of the pool and the glass gangway.
The pool has another little extra, but I'll let you find that on your own. *giggles*




I tested the lot with several 30 guest parties and noticed only slight traffic issues upon the arrival of too many sims at the same time. But who's having such big parties anyway?
And before you ask: yes, the ramps and the pool are fully functional. Everything's tested, except the nursery and children's room.

Hope you enjoy it!


Important info at the end: it's actually a 64x64 lot, so you will most likely have to delete an already existing home...


Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: 336.938 / 179.368

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
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Size: 2.42 MB · Downloads: 7,367 · 28th Jul 2009
2.42 MB 7,367 28th Jul 2009
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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.


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Forum Resident
#2 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 11:19 AM
Amazing house, very well built. But too big to place anywhere in my town
Test Subject
#3 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 11:21 AM
Wow I totally love japanese style! I like the stairs at the front :D
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 11:31 AM
OMFG, astonishing one! You've put some effort in this house...Although the fact that it must be placed in Riverview is much depenalizing. ^_^
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 1:03 PM
Great Job

Challenge breeds Excellence
Mad Poster
#6 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 1:54 PM
This looks gorgeous!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#7 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 2:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Antagonist.01
OMFG, astonishing one! You've put some effort in this house...Although the fact that it must be placed in Riverview is much depenalizing. ^_^


Yaaaa.... I'm sorry for this inconvenience... Usually I build my lots on 60x60 lots, but this time I ran out of space... *sigh*
I vote for even bigger lots so I can finally live out all my landscaping dreams... *laugh*
Field Researcher
#8 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 2:47 PM
You can always convert a commercial lot (they go up to 64x64, right) and then place it. I think the one beside that big round dome place is one.

Simply stunning. I'm trying to avoid installing any more of the millions of houses I now have in my game, as my computer seems to be suffering a bit. But this is too spectacular to pass up. Can't wait to check it out.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 4:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lemoncandy
Amazing house, very well built. But too big to place anywhere in my town


If you're in Riverview, there's a 64x64 Residential lot (in the "rich" part of town, with all the other big houses close together) you can remove the house from and use. If you're in Sunset Valley, there's a park/fishing area out in the middle of nowhere, which you can bulldoze and convert. I hope that's helpful to you, and to anyone else who is having any house-placing difficulties <3
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 4:52 PM
This is a really gorgeous house! Unfortunately, my computer isn't really fast enough to effectively use it. ;-; Once I get a new computer, this house will be mine!
Test Subject
#11 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 5:45 PM
this is amazing i love it sooo much i was just about to make an Asian family and this will be perfect!!!!thank you!!!~
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 9:15 PM
Amaaazingg thanks! What is the fishing/park area in the middle of nowhere called, lost willow I think?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#13 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 9:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by YasunaHarumi
Amaaazingg thanks! What is the fishing/park area in the middle of nowhere called, lost willow I think?


Oh I wish I could help you with that... my game is in german and has different names... that's why I usually try to explain where to find things instead of using a name I don't know about... *laugh*
Test Subject
#14 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 10:01 PM
i love it O¬O
Test Subject
#15 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 1:56 AM
Hi asante, I´m jefferblack form youtube, and I still thinking that your work is amazing, hope you upload the older lots, cheers
Test Subject
Original Poster
#16 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 2:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by j1112
Hi asante, I´m jefferblack form youtube, and I still thinking that your work is amazing, hope you upload the older lots, cheers


Hehe yes... plan to... but I'm not going to upload everything at once...
Instructor
#17 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 2:49 AM
(0)_(O) This is jaw droppingly gorgeous. when saw this my jaw does dropped. I would seriously suprised AND disaappointed if this lot isn't featured soon. thank -you for this amazingt download.
Test Subject
#18 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 7:00 AM
it reminds me of the Tranquility falls in the Sims 2 game for PS2. but muchh more nicer!
Test Subject
#19 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 8:23 AM
WOW.....um WOW..... um . . . wow.... (speechless)-

{my thoughts are} WOW WOW WOW..

great job, love the tree in the house. Beautiful.. still speechless

Lab Assistant
#20 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 12:10 PM
Oh this is beautiful! Now all we need is a crapload of kimonos...
Test Subject
#21 Old 30th Jul 2009 at 1:22 AM
This is more than I could ever ask! It's just the house I needed (and tried a lot of times to build) for my family!
Arigato gozaimasu ^^
Test Subject
#22 Old 30th Jul 2009 at 6:29 PM
omgsh so awesome thank you so muchh!!
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 10:54 PM
This is one of the most beautiful homes I've ever seen, in the sims or in real life.

I'm not sure which is cooler... that gorgeous view of the lake or the interior tree. Well, either way, everything's perfect!

Now all someone needs to do is make some asian furniture!

Thank you so much for sharing this! It definitely shows off your great talent.
Test Subject
#24 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 3:12 AM
this is one of the greatest japanese themed house ive seen! your incredible! :D
Test Subject
#25 Old 8th Feb 2010 at 6:47 AM
simply fascinating !!!

always wanted house with large space and you implemented true feng shui.
this lot should recieve five stars, if you ask me.
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