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Shady Elms

by heaven Posted 15th Feb 2012 at 8:02 PM - Updated 16th Feb 2012 at 3:07 AM by heaven
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks Posts
A classic ranch style home, Shady Elms is the perfect home for the busy, bustling family who enjoys country and charm. The grounds house a working garden, barn with dual stables, horse paddock, play area for children and a large (swimmable) pond.

This house was built for a legacy style family. It has more than enough room for a family spanning over multiple generations. The mudroom off the kitchen provides direct access to the 2 car garage and apartment above it, along with the small work spaces in the basement. The apartment above the garage is perfect for the grandparents. The small space boasts the perfect amount of room for two, even featuring a personal dinette area. Want to eat breakfast at 0400 in your undies? No problem!

The first floor has both a living room and study along with a large kitchen and formal dining room which seats 8. The master suite is on the first floor and includes both a bath and nursery. The nursery has been decorated in a jungle/giraffe theme, neutral for whatever gender your next bundle of joy may be. An extra guest bedroom on the second floor is perfect for visitors or newlyweds that are staying in the house for awhile.

Each children's room offers a distinct style. The room for the girl children is decorated in classic Lilly Pulitzer lime and pink. The boys' room is done in a nautical/pirate theme. The Jack and Jill bathroom provides access to both children rooms. Both teen rooms are located in the attic. What teen wouldn't want to be as far away from their parents as possible? The girls have a rustic yet subtle Parisian charm while the boys enjoy country simplicity and sports.

  • Peaked Roofs
  • Swimmable Pond
  • Attached garage
  • Separate Studio Apartment
  • All Skilling Items
  • Ready to Harvest Garden
  • Dual Horse Stables
  • Workout Room
  • Lab/Research Room
  • Artist's Studio

Lot Details:
  • Lot Size - 64x64
  • Furnished - §264,061
  • Unfurnished - §150,913

Store Content Used (None Included):
Regarding Store Content:
As mentioned, none is included. None is particularly necessary to keep the house as is. Everything can be replaced if you so choose, quite easily. The holiday decor is used in the attic to simulate "storage space" in the non-holiday seasons so if you choose not to use it, you will free up some attic space.

Additional Credits:
  • Missroxor for her Vaulted Ceilings Tutorial . Not only is it fabulous but she is nice enough to give assistance if you get stuck. I'm addicted!
  • #create for their help in CAST designs and just general "Oh God, I'm stuck moments".

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
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 Pets + 1 SPs
Built with Game Version: 10.0.96
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Shady Elms.rar

Size: 3.49 MB · Downloads: 2,961 · 15th Feb 2012
3.49 MB 2,961 15th Feb 2012
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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!
19 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks Posts
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Field Researcher
retired moderator THANKS POST
#2 Old 15th Feb 2012 at 9:12 PM
So cute! Loving the swimmable pond and the decorating!
The other one
#3 Old 16th Feb 2012 at 12:05 AM
Finally uploaded! Love it! The decor is beautiful and it's obvious a lot of work went into it

*twitches at the sight of the damn hopscotch*
Test Subject
#4 Old 16th Feb 2012 at 1:30 AM
This lot is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you very much for creating this lot!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
retired moderator THANKS POST
#5 Old 16th Feb 2012 at 3:02 AM
Love the colours and I must ask Miss Roxor about that roof (looks for link to tutorial). A bit big for my play style but a pleasure to look at. Thank you.
Destroyer of Worlds
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Original Poster
#6 Old 16th Feb 2012 at 3:08 AM
Thank you everyone. Also, I'm not sure if the tutorial is 100% finished but I have linked it up in the main post if anyone is interested.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 16th Feb 2012 at 4:51 PM
I love it so much! Thank you thank you thank you!
#8 Old 16th Feb 2012 at 10:10 PM
Wow, this is a true family home. What a great creation. Sims must love it to live in that place. I love all the little details of this house. Also, the floorplan, the colours... everything is great.
Test Subject
20th Feb 2012 at 12:33 AM
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Test Subject
#9 Old 20th Feb 2012 at 5:05 PM
I love your house but the sims can not use the attic. If they are going upstairs the spiral staircase to the attic they can not go downstairs anymore. It would be great if you could fix it. Thanks.
Destroyer of Worlds
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Original Poster
#10 Old 20th Feb 2012 at 6:21 PM
Tootsie - I tested this house myself and my sims could go both up and down the stairs. Do you know what patch you have? Also, what game combination do you have? I want to say I read somewhere about some issue regarding spiral stairs that causes exactly your issue.

Chaolan - Yes, it is a large house. It is meant to be for a lot of sims. Considering the house itself is a small portion of the lot size, I don't think it's too bad. But you don't have to download.
Test Subject
#11 Old 20th Feb 2012 at 7:29 PM
Really Great work!! A lot of nice detailing, the floor plan is wonderfully complex!!
The swimable pond in ingenious!!!!! Except I had top add a ladder, my sims would swim and refuse to get out until they drown XD But other than that and a stair issue that leads to the attic, not problems! very nice detailing! my sims will never ever move out of this home, its gonna be held by generation after generation!
Test Subject
#12 Old 5th Mar 2012 at 4:09 PM
So, I've been a member of Mod The Sims for years, and I have yet to post a comment about how wonderful some creations are. I wanted you to receive my first ever glowing review! The house is beautiful beyond words, and the layout is to die for. I can only wish that some day I might be as talented as you and create such an amazing piece of art. I own each Sims game (1, 2 & 3), and all their expansion and stuff pack, so I've been playing for quite a few years. I still have yet to get the hang of designing the perfect house :-/ But I just wanted to say, "Bravo!" and keep creating! You are a wonderful designer! :-)
Test Subject
#13 Old 6th Mar 2012 at 1:34 AM Last edited by Synaxis : 6th Mar 2012 at 1:47 AM.
Originally Posted by heaven
Tootsie - I tested this house myself and my sims could go both up and down the stairs. Do you know what patch you have? Also, what game combination do you have? I want to say I read somewhere about some issue regarding spiral stairs that causes exactly your issue.

I have the same issue. My sims can go up but not down the staircase into the attic. They're usually nearly dead by the time I find them..

I have base, World Adventures, Late Night, Ambitions, Generations, and Pets. I also have High End Loft and Master Suite stuff packs. Running on the very latest patch.

Otherwise, brilliant house!

EDIT: Figured it out. I removed the wall and door separating the stairs from the hallway, moved around the junk in the attic so none of it was overlapping the stairs, and moved the light in the staircase to just in front of the door. Spiral stairs now work both ways.
Test Subject
#14 Old 20th Mar 2012 at 11:26 PM
Ok, forget my last comment, overcame the problem of the lot too large, the house is beautiful, well organized and lends itself to a lot of stories! <3
Really compliments!! but learn to listen to critics and not to respond "But you do not have to download" my comment was just a suggestion for the next job

p.s. sorry for my english.
Test Subject
#15 Old 20th Apr 2012 at 2:13 AM
such a lovely house ! just the right house im looking for~ i "accidently" have a family with 7 sims!! need a big house but not over decorated >< thx!
Field Researcher
#16 Old 27th May 2012 at 1:18 AM
What an adorable little home! I have the perfect family to move in here. thank you so much for sharing this cozy little homestead!
#17 Old 17th Jan 2014 at 10:25 PM
It's lovely! Thank you! :)
Test Subject
3rd Feb 2015 at 8:06 PM
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Test Subject
#18 Old 6th Apr 2015 at 5:37 PM
I do it for you :)
I recreated it!! What you thinkin' about it?