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Sunnyside Villa

by Korgan Posted 15th Dec 2010 at 3:11 PM - Updated 17th Dec 2010 at 2:05 AM by Korgan : clarification and additional information
31 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Sunnyside Villa is a two-story beach house with a walkout basement and one-car garage port. The property is located and must be placed at Sunnyside Strand since the property size is 62 tiles wide. Sunnyside Strand is located in Sunset Valley. You'll also have to change the lot from community to residential and bulldoze the residential property before placing the home.

Lot Includes:
3 bedrooms
3 1/2 baths
Living room
Dining room
Game room/Bonus room
Large deck and BBQ area

The floorplan is very open on the main floor because I felt it gave a little breathing room, since the house itself is not that big. Sorry if you don't like walking into a dining room first thing. It's meant to be more of a vacation-type home than a formal one for your more care-free sims.

There is also some extra space under the deck around the basement area in case you want to do a little expansion down there. Originally I planned to have the property be elevated like you see on a lot of beach-front homes, but I ended up finishing the area under the house. I left the areas directly under the deck empty because I didn't like the idea of having your sims live under a deck.

The lot costs $93,630 furnished, $49,903 unfurnished.

The is no CC and only the Base Game is required. I made this so everyone could download the house if they liked it.

Comments and constructive criticism are welcome/appreciated!


Lot Size: 6x2
Lot Price: See above

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Beach Lot

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
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Size: 1.07 MB · Downloads: 15,392 · 15th Dec 2010
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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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#2 Old 15th Dec 2010 at 4:07 PM
This is an awesome beach house. Thanks so much for sharing!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 15th Dec 2010 at 6:26 PM
Beautiful house! Thanks so much for sharing it! I can't wait to try it in-game!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 15th Dec 2010 at 6:50 PM
Looks awesome, but I can't find a lot big enough to place it in game??
#5 Old 15th Dec 2010 at 7:36 PM
bs624: He/she said you have to place it on sunnyside strand, you only need to change the lot to a liveable one. It's in Sunset Valley by the way.

PS. I really liek this house, it's cute :D
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 16th Dec 2010 at 2:56 AM
Thanks, P.S. Love the house!!
Test Subject
#7 Old 16th Dec 2010 at 3:06 AM
Looks awesome, but I would be worried of high tide :P
Field Researcher
#8 Old 16th Dec 2010 at 3:19 AM
Love this house and the fact that there's no cc really makes me want it
Test Subject
16th Dec 2010 at 4:14 AM
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Test Subject
#9 Old 16th Dec 2010 at 5:37 AM
I love the house but even after changing Sunnyside Strand to a residential lot I wasn't able to place it. I'm not sure what I could have done wrong.
#10 Old 16th Dec 2010 at 10:04 AM
This is really nice,and has pleanty of room for my simmies,thanks Btw how did you get your graphics to look so nice?
Test Subject
#11 Old 16th Dec 2010 at 12:44 PM
How to place the house
Originally Posted by Celesity_Darkflame
I love the house but even after changing Sunnyside Strand to a residential lot I wasn't able to place it. I'm not sure what I could have done wrong.

After changing the lot to Residential, bulldoze it and you will then be able to place it
Test Subject
#12 Old 16th Dec 2010 at 6:03 PM
Thanks!! This house is lovely
Test Subject
Original Poster
#13 Old 17th Dec 2010 at 2:00 AM
Originally Posted by gabrielorie
This is really nice,and has pleanty of room for my simmies,thanks Btw how did you get your graphics to look so nice?

First, thanks for all of the "thanks"!

Second, to get the graphics you see in the picture, I do a few things. In-game, I see that early morning snapshots get you the best picture quality (around 7-8am), so that's when I'll usually take them. Also, before uploading them, I fiddled with the light and shading a bit to make the pictures look more appealing and realistic. No huge changes or anything, just very slight ones to cater to my OCD, of course. And I also have a nice graphics card that lets me get crisp and clear photos, so that helps a bit.

And thanks to Nameless for answering Celesity's question. Yes, you will have to bulldoze the lot before you place Sunnyside Villa on it.
#14 Old 17th Dec 2010 at 3:11 AM
Ooh, nice! Will definitely give it a try. I love lots that are built for specific areas/neighborhoods, and this one has such a nice feel to it.

Can't wait to see what else ya got!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 18th Dec 2010 at 9:22 AM
awesome job!
Test Subject
#16 Old 18th Dec 2010 at 1:52 PM
<3 This is like my dream home! The minute I saw the preview I knew that it was going to be an immediate download!
Test Subject
#17 Old 18th Dec 2010 at 3:59 PM
This looks so much like a real beach house. Great job!
Test Subject
#18 Old 21st Dec 2010 at 4:25 PM
Cool !!
Test Subject
#19 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 5:49 PM
Wow this house is soooooo beautiful, honestly its my favorite house in the game! I just cant get over how beautiful it is. Great Job!!!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#20 Old 27th Dec 2010 at 3:14 AM
Yay, picked upload. Thanks to the mods for that and to everyone who commented and thanked. The best part of creating is reading the feedback and knowing people are enjoying the upload in their game.
Test Subject
#21 Old 31st Dec 2010 at 8:43 AM
This is just what I was looking for. I love it! Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 2:37 PM
It's beautiful beach house, I would love to live there. :-)
Well done, esp. with no CCs
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 5:09 PM
Beautiful! And my gardening sims have a little room on the side for their plants (I can easily change the sand to dirt) too! *Downloads*
#24 Old 17th Jan 2011 at 8:22 PM
Well done! Nice home.
Test Subject
#25 Old 30th Jan 2011 at 12:32 PM
The best house i've ever seen!! Fantastic!
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