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Paris Nouveau updated 19-03

by Red Sonja Posted 12th Feb 2017 at 4:54 PM - Updated 21st Mar 2017 at 3:28 AM by Red Sonja
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
Bon Jour, Simmers!

There are traces of Spring in the air... and thoughts drift to ..Paris.... In keeping with my current theme of late 19th and early 20th century, this lot demanded that I build it.... Without further ado, I give you Paris Nouveau....

The particulars of this lot......

The house is built on a 3x4 and costs 187,678 simoleons, fully furnished. Just hang your favorite draperies and move in!

~~~~~~~~ For those who would rather do it themselves, a second file of just the walls and floors is available~~~~~~~~~~~

Many thanks to the talented creators who made the look possible!!!!

CC NOT included:

reica15 created the hydrangea bushes that I've used for years.... Thank You, reica15!
they are available here, at MTS:

4ever Sim Fantasy created the "egg shaped" shrubs. Their site is no more, but the files are still available here:

CC that IS included:

Doors and windows from Raynuss' panel door set. Get the entire set here:

The Mansard Roof parts by Crisps and Kerosene. The whole set is available here:

The Victorian style screen door is by Crisps and Kerosene and is available here:

Lithium's Gothic Dresser... SimsDesignAvenue.... site is gone

I have often thought that this dresser would be perfect as a sideboard... unfortunately, it was created with NO slots!
Rebecah at Affinity added 8 slots for me!!! With a price tag of only 150 simoleons, use it everywhere!

The kitchen has been newly updated with my retro set avocado appliances and maxis match add-ons

Yes, I built the walls.... However, sources found on the internet deserve all the credit and thanks! (Items are pictured with the screen shots)

Thank you:

Bradbury and Bradbury

The Smithsonian Institute
Maxwell and Company 1905 wallpaper frieze
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewett Collection

The Quartersawn Oak "paneling" is actually a kitchen cabinet door found on "Image Arcade"

Trustworth Studios re-created the 1903 Voysey frieze "Ballad"

etory-d36sutc created the seamless stone texture used for the exterior walls
the free download is on deviantart

The mosaic and plaster work exterior are from a photo of the Hotel Meran in Prague.
Thank you, Frank Derville, for shedding light on the preservation work that is needed....

The baseboard molding is found at Lowe's

The dentil and rope crown molding is found at Buy Crown Molding

Found on Pintrest was the intricate Nouveau painted plasterwork used for the dining room walls
Villa Ruggeri is the location of the stunning wall

Thank you to the poster, Beate Punk

The living room wallpaper was found at Swedish home improvement store, "Sekelskifte"

The children's room wallpaper was found at Swedish home products site "Lantliv"

The master bedroom and 2nd floor hallway wallpapers were found at Swedish site "Engelska" (they have an extensive selection of historic papers)


Lot Size: 3x4
Lot Price (furnished): 187,678

Custom Content Included:
- mansard roof piece by Crisps and Kerosene
- mansard roof piece by Crisps and Kerosene
- mansard roof piece by Crisps and Kerosene
- mansard roof piece by Crisps and Kerosene
- screen door by Crisps and Kerosene
- gothic dresser by Lithium
- mansard roof recolor by Crisps and Kerosene
- screen door recolor by Crisps and Kerosene
- screen door recolor by Crisps and Kerosene

Additional Credits:
Delphy for MTS
Numenor, RGiles and Quaxi for SimPE, and the Clean Installer The MTS community who never cease to inspire!

Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 1 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Paris Nouveau just the walls.rar

Size: 1.44 MB · Downloads: 959 · 19th Mar 2017
1.44 MB 959 19th Mar 2017
Paris Nouveau.rar

Size: 7.33 MB · Downloads: 1,904 · 18th Mar 2017
7.33 MB 1,904 18th Mar 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 12th Feb 2017 at 7:21 PM
Very nice house! It looks elegant and majestic!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 12th Feb 2017 at 8:12 PM
This house looks great. It must have been much work. But it was very successful.
#4 Old 13th Feb 2017 at 12:56 AM
Wow. This lot is absolutely gorgeous! Not my gaming/playing style, but who cares - it's AMAZING. Beautiful details, and it looks like it's actually playable too. Really great build!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#5 Old 13th Feb 2017 at 2:56 AM
Thank You all!
Test Subject
#6 Old 13th Feb 2017 at 7:01 AM
Beautiful, Sonja! So ornate, and architecturally detailed. I love the bedspreads too!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 13th Feb 2017 at 5:12 PM
I just love your lots, thank you!
Test Subject
#8 Old 13th Feb 2017 at 5:23 PM
I was going to be satisfied with complementing you on the beauty of your new home. Then I saw the floor plan. It is playable! I've downloaded lots of houses over the years only to find I have to redesign or eliminate them because it can't be played.
In this case, to the agony of my downloads folder, I have to have it. This is art. I'm so impressed with the entire collection.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 13th Feb 2017 at 7:08 PM
I try to keep playability at the top of the list when I build anything. If it takes the kids 2 hours to walk to the bus in the morning, you might as well scrap the whole lot....
Test Subject
#10 Old 13th Feb 2017 at 9:14 PM
Hi, it's a beautiful lot, but I find that my game crashes when I try to enter it in build/buy mode. Anyone got any suggestions, or does it mean that I can just look at the lovely thing and not use it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 13th Feb 2017 at 10:53 PM
Merlynanne.... possibly, the file became corrupted? I would suggest deleting it and getting a fresh copy. If that doesn't work, I'll get you your own copy... maybe, even emptied of furniture.....
Test Subject
#12 Old 15th Feb 2017 at 3:20 AM
Test Subject
#13 Old 15th Feb 2017 at 6:08 AM
Another triumph! This is beautiful from top to bottom, inside and out. The bedding is also quite lovely. Thanks so much for sharing it!
Test Subject
#14 Old 22nd Feb 2017 at 3:32 AM
I love this gorgeous house! I must have it. You are so right about the Gothic dresser as a sideboard. Perfect!
#15 Old 5th May 2017 at 5:15 PM
Thank you
Test Subject
#16 Old 27th Jun 2017 at 8:21 PM
Test Subject
#17 Old 2nd Jan 2018 at 6:04 PM
This house is perfect, I'm always in awe of how you guys build such beautiful things. I'm downloading it now, thank you so much! :D