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Support Your Local Artist

by Annabel Lee Posted 19th Jul 2011 at 3:07 PM - Updated 21st Jul 2011 at 6:59 AM by PlayinSafe
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
Support Your Local Artist

Would your Sims like to live in a house & kindly provide accommodation to a local artist? *sure*
Or maybe your Sim’s the budding artist & the backyard just doesn’t cut it as a studio anymore? *oh yeah*
Maybe you just want a great house for hosting parties? *hot diggety*
Well then this is the lot for you! *oh happy day*

Support Your Local Artist is a hip, cozy home on the inside, with a modern-kinda architecture on the outside.

Entertain friends poolside at hot tub, bar, and BBQ. Or take them rooftop for the bubble bar & lounging.

I’d ramble on, but the pictures have a better vocabulary than I do… *ah, pixels*

Check out the screenshots at the way bottom of the page too! They’re different pics than what’s posted here.

Features: Private art studio & swanky artist’s quarters, swimming pool w/diving board* & hot tub, outdoor bar/BBQ, fountains, rooftop access (incl. mini-garden area) …the perfect party pad! Now your Simmies can enjoy it, too!

*Sims can stand on the diving board, but cannot dive from it (due to no lifeguard on duty)

No spiral staircases added to this one … but that’s purposefully so people w/out Gen’s can still house their artists here!
*it’s van Gogh-Gogh time*

The wall art in the art studio is there for deco. Please feel free to take ‘em down & hang up the new art your Sims create here.

No CC! No store content! Just download & enjoy!

BR: 3
BA: 3
Lot Size: 30x30
Cost: Furn $179,400 - Unfurn $86,591
Accomodates: 6
Levels: 2
Player tested. Beautifully dec’d inside & out. …all for you!

And please remember to hit that thanks button when you download.

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: Listed above

Number of bedrooms: 3 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 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations + 1 SPs
Built with Game Version: 8.0.152
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
-Support Your Local Artist-.rar | Private art studio & swanky artist’s loft. Rooftop bubble bar & mini-garden. Poolside hot tub, bar & BBQ. The perfect party pad! No CC & no store items! Just DL & move 'em in! :)

Size: 1.88 MB · Downloads: 2,323 · 19th Jul 2011
1.88 MB 2,323 19th Jul 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!
21 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 3:32 PM
Great execution. Lots of little decorative details. I really love the layout of the artist studio. I'm also digging the color and design of that living room/kitchen area.
Forum Resident
#3 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 3:41 PM
yeah, i love the clutter all over the house, looks like a *real* studio.
#4 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 4:51 PM
Looks good and nice there's no CC. My starving artist can't afford it however...
Test Subject
#5 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 5:19 PM
This should be called project utopia ! IT"S AWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESOME !
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 8:54 PM
I love the way you've decorated the place; it definitely has a very 'artsy' and 'ived-in' vibe.
Test Subject
#7 Old 20th Jul 2011 at 5:40 AM
i adore this house! Do you mind if I use it in my story? Credit will be given
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Original Poster
#8 Old 20th Jul 2011 at 7:00 AM
Thanks so much! I'm really glad you like it!
This lot was a hodge-podge of ideas unfurled into one.
I thought it turned out pretty slick.

yadarya - noxnoxnox - ChloroformDreams - Thank you! I'm a stickler for details, so I'm supah glad that you noticed & liked!
fxchrfxchr - Your starving artist could paint over the 1st number in the price?
Xardas - Shweeeeeeet!
sondtrackradio - Absolutely! Very cool!

♥ Much gratitude & Best regards, PS
Mad Poster
#9 Old 20th Jul 2011 at 12:38 PM
Doing it with no CC isn't easy but you make it look easy
Mad Poster
#10 Old 20th Jul 2011 at 2:12 PM
Very nice, I love the artsy and stylish look it has, and especially without using cc! And also love the 'diving board' idea!
#11 Old 20th Jul 2011 at 2:59 PM
Originally Posted by PlayinSafe
Your starving artist could paint over the 1st number in the price?

Wouldn't that be nice! No, they will have to grind out the pictures (with some help from dave n charity's YAP mod here at MTS) until they can afford it.
Test Subject
#12 Old 21st Jul 2011 at 1:19 AM
Okay the smoke from the bunny mouth is SUCH a great idea, can't wait to try this out!
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Original Poster
#13 Old 21st Jul 2011 at 7:19 AM
fairycake89 - EsmeraldaF - I had to do a near-painful ts3 reinstall awhile back. Figured I'd try building some lots without CC before I added the CC back in my game. Was more fun (albeit likened to being straightjacketed) than I thought it would be.
EsmeraldaF - I giddily admit to loving the diving board too! It's been fun w/all the pose packs floating around!
EazyBee - I couldn't hide the bubble bar in the bunny, or it would be blowing bubbles out it's arse. Lemme know how you like smokin' bunneh

Thank you for your comments! It means a lot to me! You rock!
Test Subject
#14 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 8:45 AM
hi there.. an awes0me h0use.. i d0wnl0aded it.. and was craving t0 play in it.. but.. unf0rtunately, i d0nt have the c0mplete add0ns! because when i placed it in a l0t and try t0 lo0k in it, the dec0rati0ns seem t0 replace with th0se i have and 0verlaping each0ther, many f0und flying.. =S
please, guide me t0 the add0ns required t0 play this h0use with its 0riginal lo0k..! =)
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Original Poster
#15 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 4:24 AM Last edited by PlayinSafe : 27th Jul 2011 at 3:16 PM.
bashaikh - I'm not understanding what you mean-?! A screenshot would be good.
I've heard of people having fish flying around, but I never upload houses with spawners (they can multiply like nasty rabbits).
My uploads are always playtested by other Simmers before they make it here. None of 4 had a problem with this lot.
As far as "add-ons", there is'nt any CC or store content used. As listed on the download page, this was built with WA, Amb, LN, Gen, OLS (OLS is "ticked"--dunno why it's not showing up?!) - version 8.0.152.
If I've not answered your question, please rephrase.
ps--there's s0mething wr0ng with y0ur zer0 key :P
Test Subject
#16 Old 28th Jul 2011 at 6:26 PM

Objects getting replaced means you don't have all the required EPs and SPs for this.

If you have clutter objects floating around in stacks, that is most likely due to a more slots override for objects like dressers, fridge etc. (a lot of these are made by werismyki & cmomoney if I remember correctly). I often find this when I install custom houses. You could try looking at the screenshots and place the objects to the right slots or I guess you could remove the mod(s) but that might break things...


I love this house! It looks so fun and artsy. I find myself adding clutter objects and little details to houses I download, but this one I don't want to touch! It's too awesome for me to poke around.

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Original Poster
#17 Old 31st Jul 2011 at 9:17 AM
Shikabanemai -Thank you for helping bashaikh & thank you for your kind words.
I like clutterin' up my Sim's houses too! (guess it carried over here)
Test Subject
#18 Old 15th Aug 2011 at 2:06 PM
Which expansion pack or stuff pack has that snowboard bench?
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Original Poster
#19 Old 18th Aug 2011 at 8:51 PM
Gozaimas -It came w/Generations.
Test Subject
#20 Old 8th Sep 2011 at 7:08 PM
I am new to this site...but this is the first house I ever downloaded and I fell in instant love with it and therefore this site. I don't use cc and frankly I am a little afraid to. I am not the best builder but I am learning. I got a lot of ideas from exploring this home. Thank you for sharing your talents with everyone!
Test Subject
#21 Old 8th Oct 2012 at 9:16 PM
No CC and you managed to do a top of the line house. Impressive!
Test Subject
#22 Old 9th Nov 2013 at 11:21 AM
Love the design