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Balcom Split Level

by heaven Posted 1st Jul 2012 at 3:35 PM
8 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
Balcom Split Level is a charming split level home that is perfect for a young family. With four bedrooms and three and a half baths, this home is sure to suite the needs of most any family. A large backyard leaves plenty of room for running children and a private pool for relaxing or throwing pool parties.

The top level houses the living and sleeping quarters for the family. Three bedrooms, including a master with en-suite bath, make up the upper half of this level. The master bedroom is just across the hall from the two nurseries (both large enough to be converted to regular bedrooms as the children age) so mom can keep an ear out for the babies in the middle of the night. The lower half of the level features a large living room and combined kitchen and dining area.

The bottom level focuses more on the fun times for the family. The upper half of this level has a recreation/play room for mom to take the children to play during the day. It is complete with bookshelves, plenty of toys, a small tv to keep the children entertained and a computer to keep mommy entertained with Simbook! It also has a guest bedroom, sparsely furnished with mismatched, aged furniture. This room is perfect for visiting grandparents (or daddy when he makes mommy mad). Perhaps as the young ones start school, a new baby will be welcomed to the family. The lower half, or the basement, houses the man cave. Guitar, bar, foosball table, and darts; this room has it all when the man of the house needs to escape for a little while. A laundry room and storage room converted to another bath can also be found in the basement.

Lot Details:
  • Lot Size - 35x35
  • Furnished - §99,291
  • Unfurnished - §51,863
Custom Content Included:
Medium Gray Roof with White Trim by tammy_trauma. No longer active member but permissions were granted to include.

Custom Content Required:
Insta-Door With Glass by HugeLunatic
Country Windows by HugeLunatic
Shuttered Window Expansion Set by QBuilderz
Natural Garden Edgers by HugeLunatic
Modular Sofa by Omega

Custom Content Recommended:
Curtain Height Adjustment by granthes (Not needed if you don't touch the curtains.)
Add Any Lot Size by VelocityGrass (Since it's not a standard EA lot size)

This home was placed in Riverview to be tested and was set on Hidden Grove Lane using VelocityGrass's mod (listed above) to add a 35x35 lot. My sim was able to access all items and get to all floors with no issues. I will warn you that the arm chair in the living room is at risk for fire. But, you can handle it, right? Also, the only content used from WA are the olive trees; therefore, if you don't have that EP, you should be fine with downloading and not breaking any fundamental aspect of the lot.

Additional Credits:
All of #create for patiently and graciously putting up with my spamming pictures. Where would I be without them?

Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
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.

Sims 3 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Pets Showtime
Built with Game Version: 1.33
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Balcom Split Level.rar

Size: 3.80 MB · Downloads: 905 · 1st Jul 2012
3.80 MB 905 1st Jul 2012
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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.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
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#2 Old 1st Jul 2012 at 4:04 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!!
#3 Old 1st Jul 2012 at 4:35 PM
What a cute house, thanks...
Forum Resident
#4 Old 1st Jul 2012 at 11:56 PM
This is awesome! LOve the split level design here!
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retired moderator THANKS POST
#5 Old 2nd Jul 2012 at 5:27 AM
This is adorable!
#6 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 6:56 PM Last edited by lisfyre : 3rd Jul 2012 at 7:10 PM.
That's my childhood home!! OMG!! Great job and thanks for sharing Don't know if I can put it in my game though because I don't have Pets and SHT.
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#7 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 9:54 PM
Originally Posted by lisfyre
That's my childhood home!! OMG!! Great job and thanks for sharing Don't know if I can put it in my game though because I don't have Pets and SHT.

I am almost positive that the only thing I used from SHT was the plant on the mantle piece. Pets I did use quite a bit from so I can't say for sure.

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Test Subject
#8 Old 13th Jul 2012 at 3:54 AM
What a great house, thanks for uploading
Test Subject
#9 Old 30th Sep 2012 at 2:31 AM
Awesome! I really like split level!