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Picked upload! Puddlewick McMansion

by CarlDillynson Posted 19th Jun 2016 at 2:39 AM
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This home is deigned for 16 Puddlewick Drive in Twinbrook.

A massive Colonial Style McMansion with five bedrooms and three full bathrooms! I usually try to use only base game items in my builds, but I had to dip into some other games to make the house look perfect. As much as it pains me to say this, Late Night and Ambitions are necessary to view this house in its completed entirety. Late Night more so than Ambitions, and it's all just decor items. The house will look pretty similar if you don't have these expansions, the game will just generate similar base game items which you will then have to recolor yourself if you want everything to fit into the home.

This house went through major changes before I got to how it looks now. I had the shape and window placement done and began making the interior very square and traditional (like many of my houses). I had the front entry way (which was much longer), kitchen and huge execitive office (which I removed) completely furnished before I decided to scrap the entire interior and start again with a slightly new floor plan. I moved the kitchen at least three times, and each time it looked very different with different layouts and colors. Eventually I decided to do a more modern, open concept design on the first floor which is something I have never done before. The house was originally planed to be very opulent, traditional, and slightly outdated to better fit the neighborhood the house was originally designed for, (Twinbrook), but then I noticed that this was a style I have already done a lot of and I wasn't allowing myself to grow as a designer. A slightly more modern/tacky look meant that I couldn't use just base game items, as most of those items appear to be more traditional and country. The final result comfortably sleeps eight sims, and has more than enough space for most families.

There are two versions of this house here: one main, furnished version, and one unfurnished version. The main, furnished version is decorated in shades of white, purple and some red. Every room is fully furnished with mostly modern and expensive items. The unfurnished version has been drastically striped down, and closely resembles a real life home when you first move in. The layout remains the exact same, but the kitchen, bedrooms, arches, doorways have been downgraded and all the extra "frills" have been taken out. I have been doing this more and more because I know there are some people who like to furnish bare houses. If you're not one of those people, then you'd do best to download the fully furnished version with all the extra bells and whistles.

Please Note:The yard is painted with a lot of terrain paint. If the house is not facing in the exact direction I placed it, then the paint may look about a third-of-a-square off. This is unavoidable, but an easy fix if you want everything to look perfect (like me).


Black Roof with White Trim: http://www.thesimsresource.com/down...trim/id/954840/


Open Floor Plan
Two-Story Foyer
Kitchen with Island
Breakfast Area with Bar and Fireplace
Formal Dining Room
Living Room with Fireplace
Three Bathrooms (one en-suite)
Five Bedrooms (One Master)
Two Off-Bedroom Decks
Detached Garage
Private Lap Pool

Furnished Home Description:

5 BR /3 Bath - You've finally done it! You've become Leader of the Free world, a Rock Star, a famous surgeon or a wild combination of the three! And you reached the top in a completely legal, legitimate way, right? Right? Well, either way...celebrate your success with a brand new McMansion! The open concept and stylish furnishings make this home the star of the neighborhood, just like you! Built June, 2016.

Unfurnished Home Description:

5 BR /3 Bath - a huge McMansion with five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Lots of space and lots of potential! Built June, 2016.

Lot Size: 40x40
Lot Price (furnished): 305302
Lot Price (unfurnished): 127102

Custom Content Included:
- Dark Slate with White Trim by hatshepsut

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
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.

Ambitions Late Night
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Puddlewick McMansion.rar | Description: A large family home with five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Built June, 2016. 2.99 MB 5,301 19th Jun 2016
Puddlewick (Unfurnished).rar | Description: Unfurnished version of Puddlewick McMansion. Five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Built June, 2016. 2.77 MB 1,369 19th Jun 2016
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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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