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Downton Abbey [No CC]

by scoopy_loopy Posted 19th Aug 2015 at 11:49 AM - Updated 10th Apr 2020 at 11:50 PM by scoopy_loopy : Formatting / comparison shots
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Downton Abbey (real life counter part, Highclere Castle) is home to the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. This particular build features 53 bedrooms (including dressing rooms with sleeping arrangements), 7 bathrooms, and a further 7 powder rooms.

I tried to follow floor plans found online as closely is possible given TS3s restrictions -- however quite a few liberties have been taken. For example, fireplace placement. Also, I fitting all the dressing rooms with beds, I have no idea if this is accurate or not, as we only ever see Robert's (which does have a bed, in which he sleeps whenever he has a tiff with his wife). Also, I couldnt find a plan for the top floors anywhere. All I went on was an interview with the current Lady of the house, who said there were some 40-50 bedrooms up there.

Final notes: Uses decor from all EPs, no stuff packs, store or CC were used. This build was a doozy! As such it may be a little difficult to run if your computer isn't a little beefy. (If it isnt running well for you, try enabling 'object hiding' in the graphics settings). I have play tested it, in fact for awhile I made it a resort in my town.
Here are a few issues: although I tried to make them all accessable, a couple fireplaces are decorative only, your sims wont be able to reach. The ones that dont autolight are 99.9% sure to START FIRES. Before lighting any, please use cheats or a handy sim to upgrade them all to fireproof (auto-light would be good too, since a couple can't be reached.) This goes for mirrors too, I used a bunch purely for wall decor.

Servants' domain. Mr Carson's office/butler's pantry, Ms. Hughes sitting room, kitchen, servants' hall, livery, boiler room, pantry, storage, exterior side access.

Ground floor:
Entry hall, saloon & grand staircase, dining, library, drawing room, morning room, 'red stair case', smoking room, 'the pink room', 2 offices. Powder rooms located in towers. 2 servants' stairways.

1st floor:
Family bedrooms and bathrooms, dressing rooms. Nursery, writing room.

2nd floor:
Guest bedrooms and bathrooms. Separate mens and womens' servants quarters.

3rd floor:
Guest suite. Additional rooms for servants.
  • 53 bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 7 Half-baths

Furnished: 1 531 892
Unfurnished: 794 531
Built with base-game patch: 1.67
Lot Size: 64x64

Downton Abbey TV show
See floor plans attached
Highclere castle website for bedrooms such as Stanhope, Queen Caroline.

Special thanks to:
Armiel's Builder's Island, VelocityGrass' Remove stencils, Grathes' Curtain Height Adjustment, Michelle Dockery's resting bitch face, and Fergus! for giving me that last bit of encouragement required to finally finish.

Lot Size: 64x64
Lot Price (furnished): 1531892
Lot Price (unfurnished): 794531

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
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.

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Built with Game Version: 1.67
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#2 Old 19th Aug 2015 at 12:38 PM
It's absolutely gorgeous! I love how richly you've decorated the interior It's just packed with so many gorgeous little details, I'm so glad it's finally up.
Field Researcher
#3 Old 19th Aug 2015 at 1:15 PM
Wow, I'm so impressed! Beautiful work, and you must have been in such a dedicated influenced mood when building this, it must have been a bliss. I especially admire the roof decorations (I must examine it to details with narrowed eyes), and all the interiors feel to be warm and inviting.
Mad Poster
#4 Old 19th Aug 2015 at 1:37 PM
It's stunning! Thank-you!
#5 Old 19th Aug 2015 at 2:18 PM Last edited by tsyokawe : 19th Aug 2015 at 9:17 PM.
It's so sumptuous. Each room is like a treasure trove of gorgeous detail. I love this!

Thank you!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 19th Aug 2015 at 4:25 PM
I've never even seen Downton Abbey and I still love this!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 19th Aug 2015 at 4:40 PM
53 bedrooms? Holy cow! I'm afraid even my pc would blow up (or freeze up) playing that lot. Looks fantastic though.
Mad Poster
#8 Old 19th Aug 2015 at 5:26 PM
When I was making my TS2 version of Downton/Highclere, I actually even went so far as asking the owners of Highclere Castle for higher level floorplans- but the Earl and Countess still live there, so they don't give out floorplans (and can you blame them? Would you want to just hand out the floorplans of your house to strangers?)

Welcome to the Dark Side...
We lied about having cookies.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 19th Aug 2015 at 10:39 PM
Woah! good job!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 19th Aug 2015 at 11:31 PM
Test Subject
#11 Old 20th Aug 2015 at 1:24 AM
This is so beautiful! I love all the details and the clever use of columns throughout!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#12 Old 20th Aug 2015 at 8:03 AM
Thank you everyone for you kind words! Really made my day coming home from work to read them all. Also, I just uploaded a screenshot of the basement, which I previously forgot. I also added some more RL pics for comparison, and a couple screens of the smaller upstairs bedrooms.

Well that's what happens when you're on your own and you're alright at letting nice things go
Test Subject
#13 Old 20th Aug 2015 at 11:27 PM
Wow. That is utterly gorgeous.
Forum Resident
#14 Old 21st Aug 2015 at 5:14 AM
This is an amazing building!!!! What a great work!!!! Thank you!!!!
Mad Poster
#15 Old 22nd Aug 2015 at 1:13 PM
Wow! Wow! Wow! You did an amazing job! That is stellar! Thank you! Now I need rich Sims!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 22nd Aug 2015 at 1:43 PM
<3 <3 <3
Field Researcher
#17 Old 23rd Aug 2015 at 10:55 AM
Wow, what an amazing lot! Gorgeous!
Test Subject
#18 Old 23rd Aug 2015 at 9:12 PM
Graciasss :D
Test Subject
#19 Old 25th Aug 2015 at 9:53 AM
Merci !!!
Test Subject
#20 Old 29th Aug 2015 at 11:54 AM
Thanks for building this, I just started the show recently. This is beautiful work
Test Subject
#21 Old 5th Sep 2015 at 3:24 PM
What an astronomical achievement. I can't begin to imagine how long it must have taken you to make and to try to get as accurate as possible. Thanks for sharing. :)
Test Subject
#22 Old 13th Sep 2015 at 6:29 PM
Default Zomg!
This is beautiful !
Test Subject
#23 Old 16th Sep 2015 at 11:21 AM
This is a fabulous job, well done.
Test Subject
#24 Old 9th Feb 2016 at 3:26 PM
it's awesome!
#25 Old 14th Mar 2016 at 5:30 AM
I can't begin to imagine how much time you must have put into this build. This is an amazing piece of art!

I loaded it up just so I could go through all of the rooms and look at the little details. So awesome!
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