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Sandstone - A Generation Home

by romagi Posted 21st Mar 2011 at 3:06 AM - Updated 8th May 2011 at 11:27 PM by romagi : had some oops's :(
29 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 18 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.
I love having the grandparents help raise the grandchildren, so I started a series of Generation Houses. You can check my page for previous builds!

Main floor:
Living room
Eat-in Kitchen
Formal Dinning
Music room
Sun porch
Nursery with bath (butler or grandparent)
Combo guest bath and laundry
2 car garage
Grandparent quarters (or butler)
(Bedroom, sitting room, bath, kitchen and dinette area)

Master bed chamber
Master sitting room
Master bath
2 child rooms
Combo full bath and laundry
Band room

Grandma’s fruit and flower garden area
Children’s play area
Family pool and hot tub
Parking for 2 cars in garage and 2 cars or more on drive
Several porches and balconies

Furnished: $197,578
Unfurnished: $125,322

You will need ODL for the seating in the backyard.

Store items that will be replaced by in-game objects:

Athena's Olive Tree
Fraud Laug
Monarch Dresser
Worthington's Washbasin
Commodious Commode
Morris Curtain
Bamboozled End Table

Mother Brassbeard's Birdbath

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: $197,578

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
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 Ambitions Late Night + 1 SPs
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Sandstone - A Generation Home{1}.zip

Size: 3.49 MB · Downloads: 8,778 · 21st Mar 2011
3.49 MB 8,778 21st Mar 2011
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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Test Subject
#2 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 5:27 AM
Thanks for this! It looks really nice and nicely decorated. I will probably move my random legacy family into this once they have enough money. I was wondering though, where is that pattern from in the master bedroom? Is it EA or CC?
Original Poster
#3 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 6:45 AM
Hey! The pattern is EA. It is yellow and white in the thumbnail. I don't use CC patterns. :D
Test Subject
#4 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 10:47 AM
Thanks! And thanks again for the amazing house!
#5 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 1:49 PM
Love the house!! Thank you for sharing it.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 5:45 PM
That is such a job you did and every room thou different still flow's .
Test Subject
#7 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 10:20 PM
Great Home! am moving my sims there
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 22nd Mar 2011 at 6:18 PM
Wow! Great house - huge and beautiful. Thank you
Test Subject
#9 Old 23rd Mar 2011 at 12:21 AM
This house looks so pretty! I wish I could download it. I only have the base version of the Sims 3, no expansion packs =(
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 23rd Mar 2011 at 10:37 PM
gorgeous house and idea! i love the floorplan. thanks
Original Poster
#11 Old 24th Mar 2011 at 7:13 AM
Thanks everyone! I love building these. Trying to decide if I like having butlers or not.
Test Subject
#12 Old 25th Mar 2011 at 1:26 PM
Wow! Thanks!
I usually have trouble finding the right houses for my families. Most of the time the house is way too small for the family that's living in it but this house will be just perfect.
I'll download it ASAP!
Test Subject
#13 Old 1st Apr 2011 at 10:33 PM
I just subscribed in here to say thank you for the very very nice house you got in there. Perfect one..

And maybe you could make more of luxury villa's for rich/adult celebrities with all kinds of fun in them + a big garage one day

Thanks again, and keep up the good work
Test Subject
#14 Old 8th Apr 2011 at 4:12 PM
is ODL really required?
Original Poster
#15 Old 9th Apr 2011 at 6:22 AM
Only if you want the furniture that is outside.
Test Subject
#16 Old 18th Apr 2011 at 7:27 PM
Thanks for this amazing lot! I've been searching for a bigger lot that can have huge families in it, with rooms for everyone, and I finally found it! ^.^
Test Subject
#17 Old 1st May 2011 at 9:39 PM
Thank You, I love it!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 8th May 2011 at 6:41 PM
This is beautiful! I love how different the floor plan is. Your home is super original looking! It's good to see someone venture out past the norm of what the houses usually look like. Def. dl'ing. Tysm!<3
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 8th May 2011 at 8:22 PM
I was wondering if you had any higher def pictures? I noticed that in-game it has a lot of things different from your pictures, and I was hoping to make it as close as possible. I have all the store items and whatnot, I just can't tell what goes where.
Original Poster
#20 Old 8th May 2011 at 10:01 PM Last edited by romagi : 8th May 2011 at 11:29 PM.
OHmy gosh! I couldn't figure out where you were seeing store items not listed! I totally forgot that the overhead floor plan pics showed the outdoor furniture! Sorry, I have new pics uploaded. I have also added the birdbath to the overview. As far as where they are placed it is exactly where they are in the one you downloaded. You may change them out to any content that you would like. All the interior store items are and were listed on the overview. Thanks for letting me know!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 10th May 2011 at 12:20 AM
I'm sorry to be such a hassle! I just really love how you've done this!
Test Subject
#22 Old 12th May 2011 at 5:47 AM
Just wow.. Im so in awed with this home.. Very well done... I wish i was this creative. LOL
Forum Resident
#23 Old 27th May 2011 at 7:00 PM
I love this house so much, I'm now using it for a third family! It's so well done. Thank you!
Original Poster
#24 Old 27th May 2011 at 9:51 PM
Thank you everyone!

nonamena, do you have pics posted anywhere? I would love to see what you have done with it after 3 family's!
Test Subject
#25 Old 3rd Jun 2011 at 6:35 PM
very nice!!! I love it thanks!!
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