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Writer's Retreat

by Dreanne Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 4:09 PM - Updated 30th Jul 2012 at 1:19 AM by Dreanne
5 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Thanks Posts
Writer's Retreat

This lovely home has a unique but comfortable floorplan. Perfect for your sims dedicated to reading and writing. It contains every book available at the bookstore already! A spiral staircase brings you to yet another reading area, and a desk and computer overlooking the home.

Writer's Retreat has...
1 Bedroom w/ reading 'den'
1 Bathroom
Second floor 'landing'
Seperate Garage
Fully landscaped

The house has plenty of room for expansion.

Now, as much as I hate to upload custom content with my lots, there is one piece of CC in the home. This being the staircase, I felt it necessary to complete the feel of the lot. You can find the link to the download at the bottom of this page.

Lot Size: 35 x 35
Furnished Price : 82, 405
Unfurnished : 33, 869

Custom Content Included:
- Original Spiral Stairs by hexameter
Tags: #writer home

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: Build content only
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 Pets
Built with Game Version: 1.36
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Writer's Retreat-ByDreanne.rar

Size: 2.39 MB · Downloads: 1,627 · 31st Jul 2012
2.39 MB 1,627 31st Jul 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!
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 1st Aug 2012 at 4:40 AM
The Sim who gets this house is ether a successful writer already or did something else before becoming a writer! (Not a complaint; I like the idea of a relatively wealthy writer! Just wish it happened to more (talented, creative, good) writers in real life. *g*) It's really lovely; simple and elegant. And I appreciate the lack of CC! Yes, there's the one piece, but still--not bad!
Test Subject
#3 Old 4th Aug 2012 at 8:54 AM
Very nice. Now my writers don't need to live in my sloppy houses.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#4 Old 8th Aug 2012 at 11:58 PM
Thank you both! I appreciate the feedback.
Test Subject
#5 Old 15th Aug 2012 at 10:34 AM
You're amazing at designing houses! Thanks :D
Test Subject
#6 Old 19th Dec 2013 at 8:46 PM
I adore this, thank you!

I was nervous about the stairs since I do not have the generations expansion and all most didn't linger and download it, you might want to make a disclaimer saying it is safe for people without that expansion so they do not miss out on this lovely home.