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The Carroll-Merchant Mansion

by Ferguson Avenue Posted 27th Jul 2013 at 6:07 PM - Updated 26th Nov 2017 at 8:52 PM by Fergus' Mind
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The Carroll-Merchant mansion is one of the Jewels in Moonlight Falls’ Victorian homes. Unlike its older sister; Knott Cottage, the Carroll-Merchant mansion is one of the most pure examples of Stick Eastlake Victorian architecture there is. While the house commands quite a presence with its elaborate facade, the interior has maintained a more humble role as a family home rather than an art exhibit. However the family that called this place home were not your regular family, unless you’re in Moonlight Falls itself, then they were as normal as pretty much everyone else, as they were a family and coven of witches. The family/coven that built this house was the Carroll family, and for many years they called it ‘home’, until one day they sold the house and moved further west/south-west to Los Angeles. The Merchant family then bought the mansion and painted it the colour it is today. The Merchant family have then remained in the house ever since. Although the family was another branch of the Carroll witch coven, the Merchant family/coven were far more entrepreneurial and so greatly aided the prosperity of Moonlight Falls. Hence why their name now partners that of the Carroll family in the name of the house, and also why the street it is located on is called ‘Merchant Way’.



Most of you will probably be able to recognise which house inspired me to create this house. Many of you will know from the tv show ‘Charmed’ as the Halliwel Manor. Few of you will know it by its true identity; the Daniel Innes House, at 1329 Carroll Avenue in Angelino Heights, Los Angeles, CA, built in 1887. It’s actual interior is a lot more lavish, if more compact, than the film set made up for the tv show. Originally I wanted to build this as a recreation of the Daniel Innes House, rather than the Halliwel Manor, but I soon found that Allen92909 had already done this, and it looked very true to the original. So, on the brink of scrapping my version, I decided to gut it and make it my own, and so from those ashes, this spectacular Phoenix rose. One of the main reasons that attracted me to recreating the Daniel Innes house was that it is such an iconic example of the (Stick) Eastlake Victorian style. This is a style that can be seen in both architecture and furniture.



Lot Info:
Built on a 40 by 40 lot on Merchant Way in Moonlight Falls, this house costs 223,598 Simoleons furnished and 158,971 Simoleons unfurnished. All the fireplaces have been upgraded to be fireproof and the kitchen garden is fully planted with all the plants that were available. A lot of CFE (ConstrainFloorElevation) was used and so I advise against making any structural changes.



I hope all you old house lovers will appreciate this creation and I hope you are all enjoying our trip back into the history of Moonlight Falls and the homes and places that were born there.
The Moonlight Falls Collection:
Moonlight Bungalow
Huckleberry Cottage
Goose Cottage
Knott Cottage
Moonlight Ballroom
Falls Peak Cottage
Charming Eastlake Victorian(The Carroll-Merchant Mansion)

I have spent many, many hours creating this lot, far more than I would have liked, and so I hope you will all enjoy the fruits of my labours. More pictures of the lot will be available in the comments section.


Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 223,598 Simoleons

Custom Content Included:
- Eastlake Ornamentation (Porches) by MagicDawn - TSR
- Eastlake Ornamentation (Porches) by MagicDawn - TSR
- Eastlake Handrail (Staircase) by MagicDawn - TSR
- Eastlake Column (Porches) by MagicDawn - TSR
- Eastlake Ornamentation (Porch Roofs) by MagicDawn - TSR
- East Handrail (Porches) by MagicDawn - TSR

Additional Credits:
All those that helped me create this house over at CFF; especially SimmyRN and lulume, all the comments and feedback really helped drive this project on to what it is today!
And also to magicdawn over at TSR, without your hard work I doubt I would have ever built this house, thanks!

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
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.

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Built with Game Version: 1.34.27.01
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Carroll-Merchant Manor.7z

Size: 4.90 MB · Downloads: 490 · 26th Nov 2017
4.90 MB 490 26th Nov 2017
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Scholar
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#2 Old 27th Jul 2013 at 6:44 PM
I LOVE this house! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 27th Jul 2013 at 7:27 PM
I have been waiting for a replica of this house! You are the bomb!!!!!
Scholar
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#4 Old 27th Jul 2013 at 7:59 PM
As promised, here's the additional pics.
Thanks for the feedback so far!
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Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 27th Jul 2013 at 8:24 PM
It looks wonderful!!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 27th Jul 2013 at 10:53 PM
Beautifully done! The details are wonderful-you can tell there was a lot of care put into this creation. I've downloaded many of your homes as I adore houses with character in both Sims and RL. Thank you for sharing this!
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 28th Jul 2013 at 12:50 AM
Love the house you've made, Fergie_F
Instructor
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#8 Old 28th Jul 2013 at 4:32 AM
It's gorgeous! I will almost certainly use it someplace.

It's a terrifying number of bedrooms, though, all with a double bed .
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 28th Jul 2013 at 6:13 AM
Woooo! It's up :D
Scholar
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#10 Old 28th Jul 2013 at 6:22 AM
Lovely! Glad to see it uploaded!
Forum Resident
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#11 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 12:51 AM
Very nice and love your details, Fergie_F!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 1st Aug 2013 at 8:09 PM
WOW, I love this! I love it even more because my family's surname is Carroll. xD
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 3rd Aug 2013 at 4:52 AM
Wow, seeing the link to my Innes/Charmed house completely made my day. Thanks for the smile you just put on my face. I love the changes you made in the house to make it your own. The layout is fantastic. I could definitely live here. Now if only we could build these houses in real life.
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6th Aug 2013 at 11:37 PM
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Scholar
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#14 Old 7th Aug 2013 at 2:17 PM Last edited by Fergie_F : 7th Aug 2013 at 9:07 PM.
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Originally Posted by Morgosus
nice.. but i can't get into cellar, stairs wont work

Damn! It was fine with my many sim days of playtesting, my sim liked to go down and play with the train set. I'll look into the matter and see what I can do.
****Edit****
I've played the house again and the staircases work perfectly fine. Is anyone else having trouble with them?
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14th Aug 2013 at 6:05 AM
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Space Pony
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#15 Old 20th Sep 2013 at 6:29 PM
I must have this! I loved your Huckleberry Cottage. Looks like I have some house DL'ing to do
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 14th Oct 2013 at 9:20 PM
I love all your work. I try the same kind of thing, Victorian and farmhouse replicas, but I can never put as much detail in them as you have yours. My name on the exchange is the same as here. I only have two up there and no Sims 3 houses up here at all. Taking pics and posting them is a job in itself. You are AWESOME btw.

I want to ask, Is the back story to the real house in San Francisco true? If so, would that be why it was chosen for the Charmed set?
Scholar
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#17 Old 15th Oct 2013 at 1:57 PM
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Originally Posted by cjanefly764
I want to ask, Is the back story to the real house in San Francisco true? If so, would that be why it was chosen for the Charmed set?

Thanks!. The house used for the exteriors in 'Charmed' is actually in Los Angeles, as you can see here. There is no Charmed house in San Francisco.
Test Subject
#18 Old 2nd Mar 2014 at 7:09 PM
IT dos not look like the charmed hous on the inside
Scholar
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#19 Old 2nd Mar 2014 at 8:19 PM
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Originally Posted by flykay
IT dos not look like the charmed hous on the inside

It's not supposed to. That's why it doesn't look like it on the outside either.
Hence why it's not named after it either. But it was inspired by the real house from the show; the Daniel Innes House, as stated in the upload description.
Test Subject
#20 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 5:55 PM
May I recreate this house on Sims 4? Of course I would credit you
Scholar
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#21 Old 12th Sep 2014 at 2:20 PM
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Originally Posted by abracadaver
May I recreate this house on Sims 4? Of course I would credit you

You may certainly have a go, I'm curious to see how it would look. I've yet to get Sims 4, but from what I gather, it's actually quite restrictive in regards to aspects such as the amount of storeys you can have and use of CFE, which of course is something that this house's very looks are dependent upon. But by all means, go ahead, knock yourself out.
P.S. Don't actually knock yourself out/unconscious.
Top Secret Researcher
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#22 Old 26th Oct 2014 at 2:51 AM
Great job. Thank you.
Test Subject
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#23 Old 13th Feb 2015 at 4:00 AM
absolutely beautiful!