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Coastal Shores Victorian

by Brighten11 Posted 4th Dec 2009 at 1:17 AM
27 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
Lot Size: 20 x 30
Price: $168,596 - Furnished, $104,659 - Unfurnished

A 3 BR/2 BA Victorian-style home. This home is decorated in clear blues and greens, and is reminiscent the nearby waterfront. There is a sunken sun room attached on the backside of the house.

CC content: One bamboo floor tile pattern from my Sims 2 collection, converted to Sims 3. Also included are items from the free Harvest Bounty download found the Sims 3 store. If you want these items to show up in your game (and this house) you must download them from here:

Enjoy! ~Brighten11

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: $168,596

Additional Credits:
Pattern tutorials by HystericalParoxysm and cyclonesue
TSR Workshop, Delphy

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
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
Coastal Shores Victorian.rar

Size: 4.87 MB · Downloads: 3,724 · 4th Dec 2009
4.87 MB 3,724 4th Dec 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!
27 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
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Field Researcher
4th Dec 2009 at 2:29 AM
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 2:34 AM
I'm having a bit of a problem. The house installs fine, but, for some reason when I click on a blank lot to put the house on, there is nothing there to accept or cancel - it's blank (I can still accept or cancel, but, the house isn't there). Do you have to have the game updated or World Adventures installed? I installed the house fine on my daughter's computer (she has World Adventures installed, I don't) and I installed it on hers before I patched up her game.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#3 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 3:27 AM
Hmm, strange. I don't have World Adventures yet. I do not understand what the problem may be.

You can also download this house on the exchange here: It doesn't show it needs the EP there at all.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 4:05 AM
I can see you worked very hard on this. It's a LOVELY home! Thank you!
#5 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 4:16 AM
I always love "touring" your houses! This one is beautiful inside and out.
Field Researcher
#6 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 4:52 AM
Actually, that's where I first downloaded it. I saw that you put it up on here, and I thought I'd try this one. I didn't think that you had World Adventures yet since it didn't show up on your Sims page. I'll keep trying without the Ep installed and if anything, I'll go ahead and install it.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#7 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 5:43 AM
Thank you JustJoshin, and triciamanly!

And andistyr, I had been so worried that there may be a problem with my lot, that I took the time to test it thoroughly from my second computer. Since the house had already been installed on it, I uninstalled the game entirely, then reinstalled a fresh copy and downloaded the house again. The house installed fine, so I imagine that it must be a problem on your end. Good luck!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 6:14 AM
Thanks for your help. I'll try again. If not, I'll wait till I install World Adventures.
Mad Poster
#9 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 10:14 AM
WOW ! I love this lot ! Thanks for sharing
Mad Poster
#10 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 2:20 PM
This is gorgeous, thank you!
Test Subject
#11 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 6:21 PM
hi there! I'm afraid I'm also having problems with this. It downloads fine, but when I go to put it on a lot, it's invisible. There's nothing there, just shows an empty lot? which is a shame, because from the pictures, the house is gorgeous!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 6:24 PM
I love Victorian homes and this one is so gorgeous I really like the combination of walls on the exterior and the garden is so pretty.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#13 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 6:28 PM
Thank you Gurardgian and EsmeraldaF!

Wow, joannesO, I can't imagine what the problem might be. This concerns me... Hmm, I had been holding off buying the new EP so I could build a few more houses without it.

There is no use in doing this if some people can't download them unless they have the new EP already. This is strange and very frustrating!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#14 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 6:29 PM
Thank you, Hillcrest! Lol, I think we were posting at the exact same time. Nice to see you!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 7:41 PM
joannes0, and andistyr, I have another question for you. Do you have the latest patches installed?

I am determined to get to the bottom of this, if I can. I am taking it to the help desk at EA. Perhaps the tech guys will know what the heck is going on here.
Test Subject
#16 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 9:22 PM
hmmm, I'm not sure... any updates it had loaded automatically after I'd registered.... where would i find out if I've got them all?

EDIT: nix that, I found one. apparently I hadn't installed the EA download manager apparently and there was one update waiting. I'll try the house again and see if it works when the update is done. I hope it works!!! cross your fingers. lol
Test Subject
#17 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 9:55 PM
okay, here's what happened. After I downloaded the latest update I tried to run the game again and it would get to the part where it tried to load the town, but would stop and get stuck there. So I went to the EA website and it suggested deleting all third parties mods. So I deleted my entire packages folder and then tried to start the game again. YOur house looks beautiful in my game now and it loaded exactly the way it was supposed to.

So.... it was one of the mods in my packages folder that was messing things up.
Field Researcher
#18 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 10:35 PM
I don't have the latest patch yet installed. But, like I was saying in a earlier post above, it installed fine on my daughter's computer and I installed it on hers before I patched up her game. We do have the same mods though, but, even still it did fine on her computer. But, she has the Ep installed and I don't (I'm waiting on them to put a patch out for the Ep).
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#19 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 11:45 PM
Okay. Thanks joannesO! It likely did have something to do with mods then.

And andistyr, I imagine installing the latest patch will fix everything for you. The most recent patch update, had some cool building tools included which allows for changing patterns on fences, which I used throughout. If you have any further problems or questions after either getting the EP or patch, please post them. Thanks!
Test Subject
#20 Old 5th Dec 2009 at 12:32 AM
wow, this house reminds me of one from sims 2. i love both of them ^_^ nice job
Field Researcher
#21 Old 5th Dec 2009 at 1:01 AM
I bet that's it then - since I didn't have the latest patch and you used the new building tool stuff that was updated in the new patch. When I install the new patch, I'll try putting the house in and then I'll let you know if it worked or not.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#22 Old 5th Dec 2009 at 3:58 PM
Thanks andistyr. Yes, please let me know.

Thank you Zai-chi. Lol, I hadn't even realized that this house was similar to one I had built for Sims 2 until you mentioned this! I can see the similarity now, but I know the floor plans are entirely different. Thanks for your reply!
Mad Poster
#23 Old 5th Dec 2009 at 11:12 PM
Looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 9th Dec 2009 at 11:21 PM
This house is very nice. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Field Researcher
#25 Old 10th Dec 2009 at 8:44 AM
Just to let you know, all that was needed was the patch.
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