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Roarke's Mansion

by heaven Posted 23rd Aug 2010 at 2:39 PM - Updated 29th Aug 2010 at 1:33 AM by heaven_sent_8_18
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I originally started making Roarke from the In Death series by JD Robb and then realized he was going to need a place to live, so I delved into his mansion. Roarke, a man so wealthy that he owns shares in practically every business venture in the country, if not the world, lives in a very large stone house. In a scene from one of the books, a little girl asks his wife, Eve, if Roarke is "the prince" when she sees his house because it looks like a castle in her eyes. Visit Roarke's Mansion for more detailed descriptions about the mansion and each room.
Sidenote: If I had had the same amount of rooms and made the lot more closely related in size to the linked information, this lot would not likely have been playable. I wanted to create a lot that had the feel and followed the general idea without it being too massive.

Various Details from various JD Robb books that I recreated:
  • Entry Foyer - had a "boldly patterned rug of red and teal" and French Impressionist paintings on the walls
  • Sitting Room - twin sofas with lush upholstry in sapphire and arts such as sculptures and glass
  • Dining Room - fireplace had rose-veined marble and crystal
  • Library - 2 floors, two generous seating areas, leather in the wood-trimmed deep burgundy sofas and chairs, jewel colors on glass lamp shades
  • Bedroom - large room with sitting area, fireplace of pale green stone, large bed of midnight blue

Game House Specifics:
- Circular Driveway with 3 parking spots and detached 2 car Garage
- Grand Entry Hall - 3 stories
- Solarium
- Formal Sitting Room
- Formal Dining Room
- Butler's Quarters
- 2 level Library
- 4 Bedrooms (could be 6)
- 5 full baths, 2 half baths
- Office and connecting Conference Room
- Home Gym
- Media Room
- Laundry Room

Lot Details:
  • Lot Size - 40x40
  • Furnished - §402,641
  • Unfurnished - §208,475

Custom Content Used:
French Impressionist Paintings - by me
Ye Olde Windows - by HugeLunatic
Backless Showers - by HugeLunatic
Dining Table Clutter - by cmomoney
Shelf Clutter - by cmomoney
Tulips - by lemoncandy
Indoor Plants - by lemoncandy
Candles - by lemoncandy
Nightlife Rose Conversions - by Purplepaws
Larger Recolorable Tissue Box - by menaceman44
Object Placement Helpers - by sims_reality
Invisible Parking Spots - by GiveTheNineARide

Custom Content Recommended:
Larger Decorative Magazines - Default Replacement - by menaceman44

Store Items Required: (To achieve the same look)
Provence - 700 points
Club Vaindenburger Relaxation - 900 points
Renault Eco Pack - free

Credits:
Thank you to everyone in #create for you helpful feedback!

You DO need Ambitions for this lot to work. The little box won't stay checked.

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, 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
Built with Game Version: 4.2.32
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Roarke's Mansion.rar

Size: 6.47 MB · Downloads: 1,552 · 23rd Aug 2010
6.47 MB 1,552 23rd Aug 2010
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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.


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11 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts
Test Subject
#2 Old 23rd Aug 2010 at 4:40 PM
Oh, this is awesome! This is perfect for the family I'm currently playing!

Also, I'd like to point out that the store and custom content isn't actaully required, the game will replace it with similar objects. Although for the original look, yes, you would need them :P
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 23rd Aug 2010 at 6:04 PM
butler?? lol anyway, looks great. i like it so far.
Destroyer of Worlds
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#4 Old 23rd Aug 2010 at 6:58 PM
Yeah, by required I mean to look the same. I will edit to further clarify.

And yes, a butler. For the mean simmers who want to move in a random person and force them to clean and answer the door and serve food. Muah-ha-ha.

Heaven Sims | Avendale Legacy
"On the internet, you can be anything you want. It's strange that so many people choose to be stupid."
Test Subject
#5 Old 23rd Aug 2010 at 7:16 PM
Incredible. I don't normally play mansions, but I'm going to put this in my game because I'm such a huge fan of the Eve Dallas series. I've read every book. This is an homage. Thank you!
Test Subject
#6 Old 23rd Aug 2010 at 7:41 PM
i think i just fell in love with the library.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 23rd Aug 2010 at 7:52 PM
Really great job. I love it!
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#8 Old 23rd Aug 2010 at 10:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nmjardine
Incredible. I don't normally play mansions, but I'm going to put this in my game because I'm such a huge fan of the Eve Dallas series. I've read every book. This is an homage. Thank you!


I am the same way. I usually prefer smaller lots but this was a must for me. Especially since I am working on Roarke. Feel free to give input in CFF (follow my signature to the page).

Heaven Sims | Avendale Legacy
"On the internet, you can be anything you want. It's strange that so many people choose to be stupid."
Scholar
#9 Old 24th Aug 2010 at 12:50 AM
I love those books!

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes ONE :-) -- which you can find at http://corylea.com/Sims%201%20Mods%20by%20Corylea.html
Scholar
#10 Old 27th Aug 2010 at 5:54 PM
Wow, i really like it! (: especially the interior! Very nice mix of colors, but still keeping to th same feel and theme! Also i love how you did your picture at night! (:

Tyu.



Call me Tyu. (:
Test Subject
#11 Old 24th Nov 2013 at 9:59 PM
This looks perfect for me, but my game crashes when i try to put it in the town. Do you know why this might be?
Test Subject
#12 Old 25th Dec 2016 at 2:44 AM
Default Missing Mod and Game Crashing
This seems like a lovely house. However, there is a window mod missing. I searched for it and found what I believe in the proper mod. Then I redownloaded the house. Now when I try to place it, my game crashes. Is there a fix for this?