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Halliwell Manor (Charmed) - No CC/Store

by alverdine Posted 10th Oct 2013 at 6:10 PM - Updated 11th Oct 2013 at 11:46 AM by alverdine
37 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
This is The Halliwell Manor as seen on the TV show 'Charmed'.

Man oh man, the amount of times I've attempted to build this lot is just insane. I've finally come up with a version that I'm happy with though; an amalgam of the studio set used for interior scenes and the real life house used for the iconic exterior shots, without sacrificing too much of either, but coming up with a fully routable and playable house that makes sense.
The lot is wider to include a garage, because a four bedroom house without one didn't seem right, and there are now 3 full bathrooms instead of just the one seen on the show. The nursery was moved to the larger front room which I think was meant to be a sewing room but never shown, and the attic shape has been slightly altered to mould to the exterior. Apart from these and a few other minor differences to ease routing, the house feels relatively similar to what was seen on the show and is extremely playable.
So, I'm happy I can finally share this lot after countless failed attempts and much hair pulling, I hope you like it!

Specs: 4br, 3ba, 1c gar (room for 3 more on driveway), solarium, bfast nook, laundry, attic, basement, garden plot and patio.
Lot Size: 45x35 (Lot arrows should point to the right or terrain paint will shift.)
Furnished: $256,423
Unfurnished: $144,134
Patch: 1.57

-No CC, CAP or pay Store items, Custard checked.
-Everything upgraded to fireproof or unbreakable.
-Fully playtested with all ages and a cat.
-Hidden burglar alarms and smoke detectors.
-Hidden video games console in solarium (click on tv to play games).
-Hidden laundry hampers.
-Elixirs/ingredients can be stored in the treasure chest in the attic.

Extra Pics: click here for a complete tour in full size photos on Flickr

-Enjoy! -Al

Lot Size: 5x4
Lot Price: 256,423

Additional Credits:
armiel: Builder's Island DIY
velocitygrass: Remove stencils/overlays, Add Any Lot Size
misukisu: Decorator's Best Friend
Twallan: Debug Enabler
Everyone else who has built this lot in the simiverse because I've probably nicked some of their ideas.

Number of bedrooms: 4 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 Supernatural Seasons + 4 SPs
Built with Game Version: 1.57
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Halliwell Manor - 4br 3ba.rar

Size: 3.44 MB · Downloads: 4,266 · 10th Oct 2013
3.44 MB 4,266 10th Oct 2013
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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.

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Forum Resident
#2 Old 10th Oct 2013 at 7:03 PM
This is amazing!Great work!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 10th Oct 2013 at 7:18 PM
This is so realistic and great, thank u for sharing it xx
Test Subject
#4 Old 10th Oct 2013 at 7:44 PM
thank you, i will be have fun to play this manor. i like the details. :-)
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 10th Oct 2013 at 9:07 PM
Beautiful job! It is soooo close to the exterior and interior (studio set) that I see when I watch the show!
Original Poster
#6 Old 10th Oct 2013 at 9:28 PM
Thanks all . It was so damn hard trying to pack the whole studio set into something not so boxy on the outside. Still not happy with how the right side and back of house look but I think it's as good as it's ever going to get considering the crazy sprawling (studio) house plans :p

Ps. haven't watched the show in a long time - was just going off some photos I had collected, and stuff changed a lot through the seasons so it's probably a bit of a timeline mishmash.
Test Subject
#7 Old 11th Oct 2013 at 1:27 AM
You did such a wonderful job, It's very hard to find a house out there that is fully playable and looks so similar to the real thing. Thank you. :)
Test Subject
#8 Old 11th Oct 2013 at 2:00 AM
This is awesome!! Thank-you!!
Test Subject
#9 Old 11th Oct 2013 at 3:43 AM
I loved the Halliwell sisters and now I can recreate them in my game with this wonderful house you have created. Thanks so much for sharing.
Test Subject
#10 Old 11th Oct 2013 at 5:05 AM
This might be the single best version of the Charmed house I've seen. I especially love the stairs. This is going in my to be used pile lol.
Test Subject
#11 Old 11th Oct 2013 at 5:35 AM
Awesome job! You made it look perfect, and the fact that you could accomplish that while using no CC shows what a brilliant builder you are!!
Test Subject
#12 Old 11th Oct 2013 at 9:28 AM
Woooow, this is really amazing! I know how you feel, I've tried this so many times before, but this one looks really gorgeous. Thank you so much! <3
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 11th Oct 2013 at 12:31 PM
Fantastic, truely the charmed house, can see your hard work
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 11th Oct 2013 at 8:09 PM
Hello I admire your work on this house, however I don't have any Stuff pack, are the objects used from those SP very important ?
Original Poster
#15 Old 12th Oct 2013 at 2:11 AM
Nah, it's mainly just a few deco items here and there I think. I did use the curtains from Master Suite in almost every room though so that might be a notable difference.
#16 Old 12th Oct 2013 at 7:29 PM
It looks awesome! I like how you did the staircases and the upstairs hallways.
Original Poster
#17 Old 12th Oct 2013 at 7:55 PM
Thanks Fergie, it was actually your post in the feedback forum of the Daniel Innes house that inspired me to give it another stab. There is just something so familiar and inviting about that house that begs to be simified.
Test Subject
#18 Old 12th Oct 2013 at 9:14 PM
Very nicely done great job!
Test Subject
#19 Old 13th Oct 2013 at 12:14 AM
Very nice house, I love the landscaping and it looks very realistic
Test Subject
#20 Old 13th Oct 2013 at 1:57 PM
Awesome! Charmed was and still is one of my favorite shows ever! Will definitely be using this! xx
Test Subject
#21 Old 13th Oct 2013 at 5:51 PM
Looks extremely neat and gorgoeus! wowee thanks c:
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 13th Oct 2013 at 9:06 PM
I love Charmed so Thank you for your wonderful job !
Test Subject
#23 Old 14th Oct 2013 at 8:48 PM
Like it, even though I don't have Sims3. Very nice!

I use the one for the Sims2 base game by petalstaken in my game. Only one I can run since I only have the base game myself.
Test Subject
#24 Old 15th Oct 2013 at 12:22 PM
I really do love this from what I have seen from the pictures! But do I need to have all the expansion pack and stuff pack in order to use this? Because I have Late Night, but none of the rest that are listed. Please let me know, thanks!
Original Poster
#25 Old 15th Oct 2013 at 12:35 PM
Not so much the stuff packs, but University Life and Supernatural are pretty essential for the build items, so if you don't have those it's not really worth downloading sorry!
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