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Carson mansion

by Ouerbacker Posted 24th Jul 2011 at 8:42 PM - Updated 8th Oct 2012 at 5:17 AM by Ouerbacker
29 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
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Sometime along the way ,probably when pets was added, EA updated how the game routes around roof pieces. Due to this little dilemma the two older versions of this house have routing problems in the attic. Unless you want to take the roof apart ,something that I wouldn't really recommend, you will need to download the file named newcarson . Thank you for bringing this to my attention Rimbaudian.

The roof update doesn't effect the look of the exterior at all.





The exterior is based off of the Carson mansion located in Eureka ,California. I know that the roofline is very strange but it is true to the house. Since I never could find a floorplan, the interior is probably not very true to the real building. Though it is not exact ,I did use some details from interior pics throughout the structure. The house is built to hold a family of any size .
If you like the victorian style you will probably like this house .

Here are some pics of the actual house .

http://ingomar.org/photos-mansion.html

old

Price
furnished $455,031 - the updated version from 6/8/2012 might be a little cheaper
unfurnished $212,176
lot size 64x64
requires all Eps and Sps up to generations
this house includes no CC






old pictures




This house contains the following rooms:

a living room,
a dining room,
a kitchen,
two sitting rooms,
a music room,
a library,
a few hallways,
five bathrooms,
six bedrooms,
a laundry room,
a party room,
a tower room,
a porch ,
and a rooftop deck.

I also put a carriage house on the lot because I thought it would be rather sad for a sim to sped over 400,000 simoleans and not get a garage .


Enjoy !




Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: $455,031

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 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations + 3 SPs
Built with Game Version: 8.0.152.01
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
newcarson.rar

Size: 2.85 MB · Downloads: 1,578 · 8th Jun 2012
2.85 MB 1,578 8th Jun 2012
Carson mansion with rooftop area.rar

Size: 2.24 MB · Downloads: 3,452 · 24th Jul 2011
2.24 MB 3,452 24th Jul 2011
Carson Mansion{1}.rar

Size: 2.55 MB · Downloads: 1,609 · 24th Jul 2011
2.55 MB 1,609 24th Jul 2011
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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.
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Scholar
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#2 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 9:44 PM
WOW, this is beautiful! This is one of my favorite Victorians in real life and you did an excellent job recreating it. You Rule!
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 10:17 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!
Wiki Wizard
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#4 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 10:23 PM
I love this, i loved it when i playtested it in your world, and i still love it now, it's just stunning!
Scholar
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#5 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 10:47 PM
Looks beautiful! Great work! (:
Forum Resident
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#6 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 12:01 AM
Amazing house. Great design and really well put together. You used the space very nicely.
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 4:13 AM
Awesome job! I have seen this house in Eureka and it is spectacular.
Scholar
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#8 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 9:31 AM
Its a great (re)creation.So well built,with so many beautiful details and a delightful inside decoration. Your mansion is gorgeous. Thank you so much.
Test Subject
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#9 Old 26th Jul 2011 at 1:00 AM
Very beautiful home Love it!!!
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 26th Jul 2011 at 3:55 PM
You're amazing Ouerbacker! This is probably one of my favourite TS3 Victorians to date! (Of course, nothing tops the Goth's house )
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 26th Jul 2011 at 6:13 PM
Very beautiful house!

Quote:
I thought it would be rather sad for a sim to sped over 400,000 simoleans and not get a garage .


Sometimes my Sims spend 500.000 on a house and don't get a garage
Test Subject
#12 Old 27th Jul 2011 at 7:37 PM
This is an amazing looking house... such a great creative endeavor! Can I download it without Ambitions? I have all the rest of the expansion packs.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#13 Old 27th Jul 2011 at 8:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Krakatoa
This is an amazing looking house... such a great creative endeavor! Can I download it without Ambitions? I have all the rest of the expansion packs.


The answer is both a yes and a no. The house will install correcty but will lack a few items . The main item that will be missing is the tall thin widow that I used all over the exterior.
Test Subject
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#14 Old 31st Jul 2011 at 2:53 PM
This is gorgeous - such an ambitious one to replicate and so well done! Needed to say thanks for this, and also - how on earth did you do the skylight? I love it and want to try it myself!
Field Researcher
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#15 Old 2nd Aug 2011 at 6:12 AM
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Originally Posted by lifestooshortnotto
This is gorgeous - such an ambitious one to replicate and so well done! Needed to say thanks for this, and also - how on earth did you do the skylight? I love it and want to try it myself!


The skylight was made by simply removing the floor , placing the stream of consciousness fence around and over the hole , and bumping up the middle with Constrainfloorelevation false.

I'm glad to know that you like the house.
Test Subject
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#16 Old 14th Aug 2011 at 4:45 AM
This place is beautiful! How did you use the double high walls on the third floor. Its a wonderful trick... the only way this could have been pulled off... and you didn't it brilliantly! Looking forward to your hint!
Field Researcher
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#17 Old 14th Aug 2011 at 9:52 PM
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Originally Posted by simsip
This place is beautiful! How did you use the double high walls on the third floor. Its a wonderful trick... the only way this could have been pulled off... and you didn't it brilliantly! Looking forward to your hint!


constrainfloorelevation false
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 18th Aug 2011 at 7:17 PM
Awesome house! The carriage house is already bigger than most my sim-houses!
Scholar
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#19 Old 29th Aug 2011 at 9:45 PM
This is truly gorgeous. I personally don't mind the roof thing; it just makes it more interesting. Great work!
Test Subject
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#20 Old 4th Sep 2011 at 9:01 PM
Amazing/Cool/Gorgeous/Awesome/Incredible/OMG!!!

<3 I think that this is the BEST and the COOLEST old-house I've ever seen in Sims 3 :D
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#21 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 10:57 PM
Absolutely amazing, that's really all I can say.
Lab Assistant
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#22 Old 29th Mar 2012 at 8:48 AM
I've always loved the house, and I recognized it instantly. It's a beautiful recreation. Thank you!
Test Subject
#23 Old 6th Jun 2012 at 9:22 AM Last edited by rimbaudian : 6th Jun 2012 at 10:01 AM.
After using this house for a few hours I have fallen in-love with it! I have a problem though; my sims cannot enter the studio in any way, the route gets blocked at the door, I tried to put in a new door with moveobjects on but that didn't work. I tried using a spiral staircaise but that won't work either. Any suggestions?

Would using the fixed roof version fix this?

Edit:

No using the fixed roof version didn't change anything, I wonder if this is because I'm missing an expansion pack?
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#24 Old 8th Jun 2012 at 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rimbaudian
After using this house for a few hours I have fallen in-love with it! I have a problem though; my sims cannot enter the studio in any way, the route gets blocked at the door, I tried to put in a new door with moveobjects on but that didn't work. I tried using a spiral staircaise but that won't work either. Any suggestions?

Would using the fixed roof version fix this?

Edit:

No using the fixed roof version didn't change anything, I wonder if this is because I'm missing an expansion pack?



I'm pretty sure that your lack of Eps is not the problem . Instead , I believe your route failure was due to how I had some of the roof pieces situated. Just download the updated file, newcarson, and everything should work.

Hm, I need to come up with something to put here.
Test Subject
#25 Old 7th Aug 2012 at 1:35 AM
This house is absolutely gorgeous! Probably the most beautiful recreation I have ever seen.
Thank you very much for your hard work, you've got a lot of talent. Keep the good job!
This will definitely be my legacy house. Thank you again for making me enjoy my game even more.

Kind regards from France
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