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La Maison d'Arbre

by heaven Posted 11th Aug 2010 at 1:39 AM - Updated 26th Jan 2011 at 4:08 AM by heaven_sent_8_18
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
Local genius (and loon) Rainier de'Lorme, being the environmentalist that he was, chose to convert a small, abandoned tree farm in Riverview into his new home. Even so, he refused to give up his comforts and had up to date furnishings. Unfortunately for Rainier, only a year after the completion of his home, he met his demise in his lab. Pity that the formula he was creating to quadruple the effectiveness of life fruit was off by one quarter of an ounce.

The home is now up for sale and, due to the unique structure and landscaping, will not be available for long. La Maison d'Arbre is perfect for anyone wishing to escape from the reality of our world. There are 5 large windows overlooking inward in the property; two in the kitchen overlooking the center garden and living room, one in the living room with a mirror image, one in the bedroom with forest views, and one in the bathroom overlooking the lake. If you're going to live in the wilderness, make sure to take full advantage! Mr. de'Lorme carefully designed his house so that each room conveyed a specific mood and retained a specific purpose in observance with that mood.

The interior colors of the home reflect each mood.
  • Orange: It symbolizes balance and enthusiasm, both which with Rainier used in creating his formulas. They are fundamental truths which should never be forgotten in any kitchen.
  • Blue: The color of cleanliness, tranquility, and security. The color of cleanliness for a bathroom; how original. And maybe to help you feel more "secure" in your birthday suit?
  • Yellow: The symbol of friendship, it also represents optimism and hope. A perfect color for a living room, where new friendships often start and the place more most living takes place.
  • Green: This color denotes health, renewal, and fertility. I don't think this one needs any further explanation.

The garden is perfect for quiet solitude and meditation or even as a spot for house parties. It embodies charm and life. The lake is swimable as well, as shown below.

Store Content Recommended:
Renault Eco Pack - (Wall Plant Box) Free

Lot Specifics:
  • Lot Size: 30x30
  • Furnished: §64,074
  • Unfurnished: §46,284

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Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.14
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La Maison d'Arbre.rar

Size: 2.91 MB · Downloads: 2,578 · 11th Aug 2010
2.91 MB 2,578 11th Aug 2010
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13 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 2:21 AM
Nice view from the bedroom window!! Interesting house, I like it; thank you for sharing!
Test Subject
#3 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 2:29 AM
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Yes! I've been looking for something like this for my outdoorsy sim, thanks this is perfect! Great job too
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 3:43 AM
Wow, this is really awesome! So creative! I've seen treehouses before, but none really like this. Good job!
Forum Resident
#5 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 4:17 AM
Yes! I've been waiting for this to come up in the downloads. I'll definitely be downloading it. It's fantastic.

[you say you believe me but you don't deceive me]
Test Subject
#6 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 4:54 AM
I really love this house. It's very beautiful.
#7 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 4:07 PM
Nice home, I like the way you hide the pool
Test Subject
#8 Old 12th Aug 2010 at 1:55 AM
that's neat! what a creative idea!!!
Test Subject
#9 Old 12th Aug 2010 at 4:31 AM
Wow, that is SO beautiful! Downloading it now!
Thanks so very much! ^^

We're sorta like 7-11; we're not always doing business, but we're always open.
Test Subject
#10 Old 23rd Nov 2010 at 4:46 AM
I love that with these country houses, the only thing modern is the bathroom. (I love the house. :} )
Test Subject
#11 Old 1st Feb 2011 at 3:21 PM
Awesome, Thanks for posting this!
Test Subject
#12 Old 29th Sep 2011 at 11:22 AM
Thos place is perfect for when my teen sim hits young adult, thanking yoooou!
Test Subject
#13 Old 7th Apr 2013 at 10:03 PM
I have been searching for a nice treehouse for my fairy sim for a long time. This is the best that I've seen!
Test Subject
#14 Old 21st Feb 2017 at 4:01 AM
I never thought of that! Nice!