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Mid-Century Collection - The Banyan (CC)

by Copper_Penny Posted 12th Aug 2018 at 9:34 PM - Updated 13th Aug 2018 at 12:39 AM by Copper_Penny
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My Pinterest feed has been full of vintage and mid-century house plans lately. I find them so fascinating I just had to take a crack at it and build a few myself. The Banyan is my favourite build out of the few models I tried.

This home is, I think, fairly typical of many mid-century designs, with two terraces, an asymmetrical floor plan, and smaller bedrooms and bathrooms. The basement includes a finished den or family room, and a laundry room with a half bath attached. You can see the original house plan that inspired me below and in the picture feed:

Custom Content

This lot includes a few pieces of custom content, not created by me. Links to the original creators are below. Please thank them!

One-Tile Clothes Rack by piezoelectric - This item completely changed the way I plan my houses; this is what makes realistic, functional closets possible in TS3. I use this ALL THE TIME.

Simple Shower Tub by HugeLunatic - another essential item that I use constantly; this is so much more realistic for average, modern houses than the stuff EA makes.


Thank you for taking the time to visit and thank these CC creators, and as always, thank you for your support with my builds. Happy Simming!

Lot Size: 30x30
Lot Price (furnished): 47,745
Lot Price (unfurnished): 43,420

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fixtures Only
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 Supernatural University Life
Built with Game Version:
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Banyan - 3bd 1.5ba.rar

Size: 4.08 MB · Downloads: 1,615 · 12th Aug 2018
4.08 MB 1,615 12th Aug 2018
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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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Tartan McBadgerface
#2 Old 12th Aug 2018 at 9:34 PM
Thank you so much for this :) I can never have enough mid-century homes!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 13th Aug 2018 at 6:16 PM
What scale do you use for converting plans? From furniture and door sizes, I'd estimate each tile is about 2' 6" square

I have a big book of plans similar to this that it might be interesting to dip into at some time.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#4 Old 13th Aug 2018 at 11:07 PM
Originally Posted by Collector
What scale do you use for converting plans? From furniture and door sizes, I'd estimate each tile is about 2' 6" square

I have a big book of plans similar to this that it might be interesting to dip into at some time.

I usually estimate around 2' myself, but it is a rough estimate. I don't usually think about the actual square footage when I look at a real floor plan, but maybe I should try to do so more often.
Test Subject
#5 Old 15th Aug 2018 at 3:45 PM
Wow! This is exceptional work. Thanks! and keep up.