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Woodland Retreat (No CC)

by CokeBuilder Posted 22nd Jul 2010 at 7:12 PM
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts

By cokebuilder at 2010-07-22

It has become somewhat typical for me to take on huge building projects. With this house, I started doing the exterior without any specific plan for what I was building. I got a tad bit carried away, and the house just so happens to be gigantic The house is built around the huge great room, which you can see from the back of the home. I love the wood and stone on the exterior, and had a lot of fun doing the gardens and placing all the trees. Now, this lot will probably lag quite a bit, but you can delete some of the landscaping to make it a bit faster.


-Great room
-Oversized foyer/entry
-Dining room
-Game room/loft
-4 bedrooms
-4.5 bathrooms
-2 car garage
-Swimming pool
-LOTS of patio space

Click the thumbnails below to see interior pictures of the home:

I really hope yall enjoy this home as much as I did building it

Unfurnished Lot Price: 139,591

Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: 205,322

Additional Credits:
The regulars over at the #create forum for giving me so much input on this house. It would not have turned out as good if it wasn't for them!

And, of course, MTS for hosting this download and for staying FREE.

Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.0.631.00
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Woodland Retreat{1}.zip

Size: 3.63 MB · Downloads: 3,531 · 22nd Jul 2010
3.63 MB 3,531 22nd Jul 2010
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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.

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13 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 22nd Jul 2010 at 8:14 PM
WOOOO! It's up!This is absulutely fantastic!
Forum Resident
#3 Old 22nd Jul 2010 at 8:15 PM
What a gorgeous house! Great job!!!
#4 Old 22nd Jul 2010 at 10:33 PM
Beautiful natural woods make this a truly lovely country manor! By the way, I just read your tutorial on building roofs using cfe. I found it very helpful. Thank you so much!
#5 Old 22nd Jul 2010 at 11:54 PM
wow! Very unique! Nice job.

Call me Tyu. (:
#6 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 12:58 AM
I liek this house, espacially the exterior. And it´s so.. huge! :D

If you remember me, I'm awesome!
Need help building? We'll help.
Original Poster
#7 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 2:16 AM
Thanks so much everyone! I really do appreciate yall taking the time to leave comments; it means very much to me

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao-tzu

Sorry, I don't take requests.

My building tutorial: Link
#8 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 3:43 AM
Befitting a rich Sim but it also reminds me of one of those grand log cabin style ski hotels Well done!
Test Subject
#9 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 3:46 PM
It is really a great house, my only comment is when I try to make a basement under it my game shuts off.
Original Poster
#10 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 5:48 PM
Thanks guys! And dragonhanz, you wont be able to make a basement in this house as it does not sit on a foundation.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao-tzu

Sorry, I don't take requests.

My building tutorial: Link
#11 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 9:57 AM
Believe it or not, I'm actually working on a project entitled "Wooded Retreat." Would you mind at all if I kept the name, it being so close to yours?

Nice job, by the way.

♦ Animal Lover, Eco Friendly, Loner, Perfectionist, Vegetarian ♦

Sensitivity is strength.
Test Subject
#12 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 1:41 PM
@ Cokebuilder, I know that but when I try to make a pool or a basement the game shuts off. Is this just me?
Test Subject
#13 Old 21st Aug 2010 at 3:25 PM
Originally Posted by dragonhanz
@ Cokebuilder, I know that but when I try to make a pool or a basement the game shuts off. Is this just me?

the way to solve the problem of not being able to alter the pool or make a new 1 is go into edit towm mode and place the house on an empty plot and then use the hammer tool to delete the pool. then leave edit town mode and save game then make a copy of the house minus the pool by clickin on the house icon above the house you placed and choose save copy to library once that is done use the hammer tool to delete the house from the plot of land then save again when that is done place the new house minus the pool and then you can edit/make pool as big or small as you want.

hope that helps.

i have had loads of houses with the same problem and that solution above works everytime.
Test Subject
#14 Old 24th Jun 2012 at 7:04 AM
Yes! Finally a four bedroom house that is gorgeous and spacious. Thank you, I really like the design and the floor plans.