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Country Traditional

by calisims Posted 10th Aug 2009 at 7:43 AM - Updated 10th Aug 2009 at 1:39 PM by calisims
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Three bedroom, 2.5 bath house in a traditional country style. Porch wraps around front and one side.
First floor features separate kitchen, dining and living rooms, plus master bedroom with en suite bath, an office/den (which could be made into a fourth bedroom if needed), and a half bath. Second floor features two bedrooms and a large bathroom. Both second floor bedrooms are large enough to accommodate double beds, but I've furnished them as singles, one furnished for a teen and one for a child.

I built this house on a corner lot, with the corner to the left. The driveway (for two cars) comes in from the corner side to the back of the house, so the placement will be odd if you place the house on a lot that doesn't have a street on the left side. (Cars shown in pics not included)

Backyard has a space for a vegetable garden.

I used some custom content on this lot, not included in zip.

White stairs recolor by Srikandi:

Stairs for every Sim

Painting by Qbuilderz, 'Drowned Memories' from the 'Natural' series:

Painting Pandemonium

And TS2 patterns conversion by PLum, carpet - Bliss, and Riggenbottom tile pattern.

TS2 conversion patterns

Also some store content was used on the lot. If you don't have the store items, the objects will be replaced with base game objects.

Lot size: 30x40
Furnished price: 67,124
Unfurnished price: 44,707

Lot Size: 3x4
Lot Price: 67,124
Tags: #country, #traditional

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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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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5 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts
#2 Old 10th Aug 2009 at 7:56 AM
This is great! Thanks you!
Mad Poster
#3 Old 10th Aug 2009 at 11:54 AM
WOW, so elegant ! Great work on it, thanks for sharing
Test Subject
#4 Old 10th Aug 2009 at 6:46 PM
Very elegant, pretty, charming, Thank you !! Love the inside good job!!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 10th Aug 2009 at 10:00 PM
Would you mind saying which store items you used? This house is so beautiful and I'd love to get them

"To be great is to be misunderstood." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Original Poster
#6 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 12:52 AM
Originally Posted by laurasfavorite
Would you mind saying which store items you used? This house is so beautiful and I'd love to get them

Thanks, I'm glad you like the house.
The store items I used were the flat screen TV above the fireplace (in game it is a little smaller and less expensive than the one that came with the base game. It's called the PlasmaTron TV.)
Also, the chairs in the master bedroom are from the Romantique set. Also, I used an endtable from the Romantique set, called the octagonal table. That's the table in the hallway.
That's it.