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Sunshine's Sanctuary

by Buckley Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 4:14 PM
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At first glance, Sunshine's Sanctuary appears deceptively small, but the house has more than enough room for a family of five. Situated on the docks in Lucky Palms, this sleek, modern home was designed to take advantage of the spectacular desert views, and the architecture fits in nicely with the town's contemporary vibe. Let your Sims soak up some of that warm desert sunshine on the large second floor deck or cool off inside while enjoying the wonderful scenery through walls of glass windows.

Originally built for my legacy family, the name is inspired by my heir. One of her friends always calls her "Sunshine" in my story and since this house will be her home (once she can afford it), I thought it was fitting.



The dining room opens up to the kitchen, but the living room/TV room is separated by the stairs. This house is very playable, with plenty of elbow room for your Sims to maneuver around and plenty of space for customization. I left the study purposely generic so it can function as any number of things (an extra bedroom, an art studio, etc).



The house maintains a rich, yet chic color scheme throughout the downstairs that extends into the master bedroom upstairs. My heir likes purple, so that's the color I chose to decorate with.



There is a small nursery at the front of the house and a slightly larger kids' room right next to it. I figure that once the baby (or babies) grow older, the nursery can easily be converted into an additional bedroom.


Features:
  • Three Bedrooms + Study
  • Two Full Bathrooms
  • Laundry Room
  • Second Floor Deck
  • Modern Design Aesthetic
  • Great Views

Lot Details
  • Lot Size- 29x13
  • Built for 14 The Lake in Lucky Palms (Can be used on any of the Lucky Palms dock lots, but you will need to download these terrain paints by CameranutzII in order to paint the deck the proper wood tone.)
  • Furnished- §134,746
  • Unfurnished- §59,627

Stuff Packs Used:
  • High-End Loft- Recommended, but not required. I used two items, the "FormFunk B-Shelf" and the "FormFunk G-Shelf" (bookshelves), from this pack.
  • Outdoor Living- Required. A lot of the decor is from this pack.
  • Town Life- Not required. The chess table in the dining room comes from Town Life.
  • Master Suite- Not required. (At all.) One decorative lighting object (the candles in the dining room) comes from Master Suite.
  • Diesel- Required. I used this pack extensively.

CC Used:
Store Content Used:
If it is marked with a double asterisk (**) it is required. The rest is purely decorative.

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: §134,746/§59,627

Additional Credits:
A big thank you to all the wonderful creators of the CC I used and to everyone who gave me feedback in CFF- Volvenom, teal_moonshine, Guysim1993, ~Dee~, delilahsmith, Tee Hee Hee, clynnc19, and Riptide651. Thank you all so much for your help!

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 Pets Showtime + 1 SPs
Built with Game Version: 14.0.48
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Sunshine's Sanctuary.7z

Size: 2.90 MB · Downloads: 3,241 · 31st Jul 2012
2.90 MB 3,241 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!
 
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#2 Old 31st Jul 2012 at 7:04 PM
Love this, loved in CFF and it's even better now
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 31st Jul 2012 at 8:23 PM
Gorgeous.
dodgy builder
#4 Old 31st Jul 2012 at 8:43 PM
I'm with Karen Great work.
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#5 Old 31st Jul 2012 at 8:47 PM
Thank you
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#6 Old 31st Jul 2012 at 8:56 PM
Well done!
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#7 Old 31st Jul 2012 at 11:02 PM
This is beautiful as always!
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#8 Old 1st Aug 2012 at 1:13 AM
I just finished playing for the night, my sim lives in this house. I find it cute and it has all I wanted in my game, my sim and I love it - thanks!
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#9 Old 1st Aug 2012 at 4:11 AM
It looks amazing, you did a wonderful job, thank you.
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#10 Old 1st Aug 2012 at 11:07 PM
lovely! but, I have a question, the world/neighbourhood the house is placed in, is it possible to download it?(the world I mean) it looks so beautiful! the house too of course<3
Inconceivable!
Original Poster
#11 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 2:08 AM
Thank you all so much! I really appreciate it.

@Jake Lucas- I'm so glad your Sim likes it! I love to hear that.

@TMai011- The world is Lucky Palms, available at the EA store. Here.
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#12 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 7:49 AM
I downloaded it and all the CC it needs, but when I placed it my game CTD'd :'c It's so gorgeous
Inconceivable!
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#13 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 9:19 AM
@ContessaClaire- Oh no! I'm so sorry about that. Let's see if I can help figure out the problem. Just a couple of questions:

-Do you have all the store content installed? I can't imagine that not having some of it would cause it to crash though...
-What patch level are you on?
-Do you have all the expansion packs and Outdoor Living? Again, I don't know if that could be the culprit (and honestly I'd be surprised if it were), but it's worth asking.
-What world/lot were you using? I've had some problems with those dock lots in Lucky Palms myself. After I bulldozed one of them, it messed up part of the pier. Quite strange really.

I haven't had any issues with placing the lot in my game (as I built it in one save and later moved it to my legacy save). If anyone else has had/is having problems, please let me know. Thank you!
Instructor
#14 Old 3rd Aug 2012 at 3:19 PM
Beautiful! The purple accents are wonderful
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#15 Old 5th Aug 2012 at 1:00 AM
On the color scheme:
Jesus Christ, Marie. They're Minerals.

Overall cute house though. I just bought lucky palms, and the docks have enchanted me so :3 Downloading now! Thanks!
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#16 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 7:35 AM
This house is truly well done. I love the way you coordinated everything so well. It looks realistic, yet absolutely perfect; modern, fresh, colorful. I wish I had made it! BRAVO!
Test Subject
#17 Old 7th Aug 2012 at 2:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buckley
-What world/lot were you using? I've had some problems with those dock lots in Lucky Palms myself. After I bulldozed one of them, it messed up part of the pier. Quite strange really.

I haven't had any issues with placing the lot in my game (as I built it in one save and later moved it to my legacy save). If anyone else has had/is having problems, please let me know. Thank you!


I noticed the same thing myself. I moved one of the existing lots to the empty lot and the same thing occurred. I looks like the pier barrier around the centre of the lot where it connects to the pier vanishes.
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#18 Old 7th Aug 2012 at 4:16 AM
Thanx for this~
it's so beautiful =w=
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#19 Old 8th Aug 2012 at 11:08 PM Last edited by emco931201emco : 17th Aug 2012 at 5:33 PM.
Amazing

What is the name of this city ? Because I like this
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#20 Old 2nd Sep 2012 at 11:04 PM
Very, VERY mice! This is exactly what I'vee been looking for. Thank you soooooo much for sharing this pretty house!
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#21 Old 15th Sep 2012 at 8:00 PM
Not all the people can register on Store to download something there. Do you know that?
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#22 Old 30th Sep 2012 at 3:29 AM
Just gorgeous!