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Charming American Home (with basement, gazebo & double garage)

by Sinead19 Posted 30th Aug 2009 at 2:01 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.

This home can't help but catch your sims fancy, especially if they are part of an active family whose activities tend to spill outdoors. A wraparound front porch and three rear porches, one of them screened, offer lots of space for entertaining friends or just sitting and reading in the sunshine. Inside, a magnificent kitchen with an island counter and loads of counter and shelf space. It opens to a large, informal dining area and a hearth-warmed keeping room with French doors to the rear. A study has French-door access to the front porch. The master bedroom in enhanced by access to a small rear porch. Three upstairs bedrooms also have their own baths. Surrounded by lovely rocked-edged gardens, a basment and a double garage, this home also comes fully furnished (built on a 36x 47 lot, the little lot near a park at the base of the mountains in Sunset Valley).

Occupying three floors, this house includes:
*lower floor:
1 x family/games room
1 x toilet
1 x covered patio
1 x gazebo
1 x spare room
*main floor:
1 x wrap-around front porch & verandah
1 x entrance hall + informal dining & keeping room+ covered porch at rear
1 x kitchen + separate living + meals
1 x master bedroom + ensuite + private porch
1 x study
1 x bathrooms
1 x double garage + entertaining patio + gardens
*upper floor:
2 x double bedrooms
3 x bathrooms
1 x spare room
1 x small study space


Lot Size: 4x5
Lot Price: F 233,739 UF 130,296
Number of bedrooms: 4 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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Charming American Home (with basment, gazebo and garage).rar

Size: 2.42 MB · Downloads: 9,643 · 30th Aug 2009
2.42 MB 9,643 30th Aug 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.

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 30th Aug 2009 at 2:22 AM
This home is wondeful! I want to live there! I love everything: the roofing, landscaping, the porches, and the interiors. Thanks for uploading!
Forum Resident
#3 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 2:50 AM
This house is just stunning! Screw the sims... I want to live in it.
#4 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 4:50 AM
Great work! :0

Call me Tyu. (:
#5 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 5:44 AM
This house is gorgeous! The colors and flowers remind me of those Thomas Kincaid paintings. Very nice, thanks for sharing it with us!
Test Subject
#6 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 9:51 AM
Ye! So freaking nice!
Keep building houses
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 11:23 AM
Charming house! The landscaping is terrific :D
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 11:38 AM
Im not a fan of this type of house,
but this one is charming indeed!

Challenge breeds Excellence
Wiki Wizard
#9 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 3:51 PM
Wow, this is truly stunning! thank you and well done!

It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 3:54 PM
Looks like you put a lot of time and hard work into this...thank you!

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. ~ Katharine Hepburn
Test Subject
#11 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 6:02 PM
Simply amazing. I love this house. I am destroying the dump my sims live in now and moving into this one. Love the landscaping the most. Excellent work
Test Subject
#12 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 6:03 PM
Beautiful house. Nice work with the landscaping. Atmosphere feels so nice
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 6:37 PM
Another amazing house! Great job!
Test Subject
#14 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 7:11 PM
Test Subject
#15 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 10:30 PM
I'm speechless...I think this is one of the most stunning houses I have ever downloaded for Sims, and that includes TS1, TS2, AND TS3. I don't know how you did, do you offer courses on beautiful Sims home building? BRAVO -- this is AMAZING, and like someone else said, I want to live here!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#16 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 10:47 PM
I've never received so many wonderful cmments in my life. I don't offer tutorials on home building at the moment, but i'll get around to it someday. Thankyou so veryy much guys!
Test Subject
#17 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 10:48 PM
I agree with everyone else. I not only want this lot in my game...I want it in my life!! If you aren't designing houses in the real world, you probably should be!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#18 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 10:54 PM
Hehe, the funny thing is i actually wanted to be an architect through most of my years at high school, but i never got the score to enter the course, i'm now a first year law student, funny how things actually work .Thankyou!!

"Real stupidity beats artifical intelligence everytime" -Terry Pratchett
Field Researcher
#19 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 8:08 AM
This certainly is a charming house, straight out of a painting. Wow, I wish I had your eye for design. ^_^
#20 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 4:44 PM
This is so.....nice!

Q: How can you get the roof in different angles?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#21 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 9:07 PM

To get the roof like that build a section of the roof that you want to be at a certain angle, then knock it down with the little hammer icon(knock all of the roof down that you want to keep at that angle). Then change the roof angle with the little slider doo-dad. Then press undo until all the roof of that you removed is back, then add in the new roof sections at the new angle, but do not change the slider!
Test Subject
#22 Old 1st Sep 2009 at 6:38 PM
Wow; Another Amazing House.
Love your houses, they're so realistic.
Keep up the awesome work!
Test Subject
#23 Old 2nd Sep 2009 at 10:43 AM
The house is fantastic, but I ran into a problem with my copy. I just happen to place it at night and found there were allot of open seams in the roof for some reason. I was able to fix this by deleting those roof sections and then recreating them. I don't know what went wrong for me but its all fixed now and looking great. It truly is one of the best homes so far.
Test Subject
#24 Old 2nd Sep 2009 at 7:24 PM
Originally Posted by brillo_pad
This house is just stunning! Screw the sims... I want to live in it.

i agree--really nice job!
Test Subject
#25 Old 2nd Sep 2009 at 8:15 PM
Gardens Reminds me of a Thomas Kinkaid painting.
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