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Birch Avenue Row Apartments

by armiel Posted 8th Nov 2010 at 4:43 PM - Updated 28th Jan 2012 at 3:53 PM by armiel
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
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Hello everyone

It's been a long time since I have uploaded any houses for your simmies. I have been playing Late Night and getting used to the new features.

I'm not too fond of the Highrise apartment we got with LN, and wanted to make something cuter, and more practical.

Birch Avenue Row Apartments is a small rowhouse that has three apartments. One for your simmies to move in, one for the game created sims to take over, and one that works as public space.

The Apartment:
Nice and cozy two-storey apartment. Has a kitchen, Diningroom, Livingroom, Laundry, Study, Bathroom and 2 bedrooms.

The NPC-thingy:
Blacked out space marked as hidden rooms.

The Public space:
Additional apartments that has goodies your sims don't have to pay for. There is a Kitchen, Dining and livingroom, Two bathrooms, Band at the garage, Arts room, and a Gym.

Load of pictures:
Because proper showing of this upload required more than 8 pictures, I have uploaded all the pictures I took of this lot to Photobucket . The images required (Outside shots and floorplans) are also attached to this post. You don't Have to press the link and look at the pictures. I just added this option if you want to see the interiors properly.

CC used, not included:
^ New Roof Recolors - Neutral Brown Shades by tammy_trauma
Insta-Door with Glass & Mullions by HugeLunatic

The prize for moving in:
91984 when Furnished
11809 when Unfurnished

There might not be a lot exactly this size in the world you play in, you can add new one in EDIT TOWN. Just make sure you place the lot to a flat surface.

Game requirements:
Built with patch 6.0.81. You need to have the same or higher.
Base game, Ambitions and Late Night are required!!

Additional Credits:
Tammy_trauma and HugeLunatic for the CC.

Also a special thanks for HP for making these:
Late Night - Buyable Mailbox and Trash Chute
(I don't think you need to download those since it's just a mod to make them buyable)
Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
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 Ambitions Late Night
Built with Game Version: 6.0.81
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Birch Avenue Row Apartments.rar

Size: 2.53 MB · Downloads: 6,041 · 8th Nov 2010
2.53 MB 6,041 8th Nov 2010
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!
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 8th Nov 2010 at 6:05 PM
Cute, cute, cute! Really makes me wish that apartments functioned more like in Sims2 so that I could put in a couple of families of my choosing. I especially like the way you did the pool.
Test Subject
#3 Old 8th Nov 2010 at 11:29 PM
OMG thank you so much!!! i hate those high rises too, they don't give enough space, and the public transportation sucks.
Mad Poster
#4 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 12:20 AM
If I hadn't uninstalled TS3 I would DL this right away, but alas, all I have is the pretty pictures. I love it, I love it, I love it! I love picture #19 in your photobucket. That is such a creative way to split up a space but leave it *spacious*. This deserves a star IMO.
Test Subject
#5 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 11:09 AM
Wow! Just wow :D
I LOVE this!
#6 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 11:23 AM
Wow,the exterior is wowing!I love the combination of colours,I might have to steal it Thanks
Test Subject
#7 Old 26th Dec 2010 at 6:09 PM
Extremely well done! I was very upset at how the apartments where done in Late Night. The high risers are awful! All that wasted space for just a tiny studio. Beh.
Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 3rd Mar 2011 at 2:54 PM
Just what I wanted. Love it,, well done
Test Subject
#9 Old 4th Mar 2011 at 10:03 PM
Thank you so much, that's just awesome!
I wish I could be as creative! Tell me please, do you sketch your houses on the paper first or do you work right from the game? Just wondering.
Veteran Finn
retired moderator
Original Poster
#10 Old 5th Mar 2011 at 6:57 AM

I work straight on game. At sometimes I gather some inspiration from house plan sites, but with this house for example, it's all just from my head :P
Test Subject
#11 Old 3rd Apr 2011 at 10:14 AM
Originally Posted by gabrielorie
Wow,the exterior is wowing!

I couldn't have phrased it better myself.
Absolutely astounding, can't wait to move a family in.
Thank you!
Test Subject
#12 Old 1st May 2011 at 3:33 AM
How did you do the garage with out getting the warped walls or pieces of it sticking through the garage door, and how did you get the stairs in with out problems?
Veteran Finn
retired moderator
Original Poster
#13 Old 1st May 2011 at 7:06 AM
Originally Posted by dreamcatcher2009
How did you do the garage with out getting the warped walls or pieces of it sticking through the garage door, and how did you get the stairs in with out problems?


It's all done with CFE, check out the building forum and tutorials for more info.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 7th Oct 2011 at 9:59 PM
Thank you for uploading ^.^