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Exclusive Lot: Australia's Serendipity Farm

by StephSim Posted 2nd Jan 2008 at 2:54 PM - Updated 15th Nov 2008 at 4:07 PM by StephSim : MTS2 House Information Update
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This download is part of the Farm/Rural Creator Challenge

Exclusive Lot: Australian Bed and Breakfast (Serendipity Lavender Farm)


Note: While Maylin's haystack with the pitchfork IS included in this lot, the other Haystacks and Rolled Hay Bales used in the photos are by Rosaline 10. They are NOT included in this download. They can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=265086.

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE LOT

This lot is a tribute to Bed and Breakfast Farms around the world! Initially, I wanted to create a collection, but I decided to put my total energy into 1 "exclusive" lot to share with you for the contest. I chose the Serendipity Lavender Farm in Australia because it was somewhat unique (not being your typical farm). This lot took several remodels over a week (with the lattice fences, brown edgings, extensive use of build cheats, creating rustic barn walls to use instead of the bright red ones in game, etc.) to get just as I envisioned it to be. The objects included in the download are accents to give the lot a farm feel. Normally I don't use this many user objects, but most are small decorative items and the few that aren't (stairs and fireplace) have been tested in my game numerous times. The Serendipity Lavender Farm is actually a working Bed & Breakfast Farm in Victoria, Australia. The farm has a Main House (with 2 Bed and Breakfast Suites), a Barn, horses, cows and the sweet smell of lavender lingering in the air! Perhaps I cannot create the lavender smell for you, but I figured you could light a lavender scented candle each time you enter the lot!



IMPORTANT NOTE:
I also created an "enclosed swimmable pond" using tkdjunkie's "Swimmable Lake" Tutorial found here http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=131752 as a guide . The difference is that I divided the under portion of the deck area and used pfish's invisible fence to "totally" surround the pond to prevent your Sims from leaving the pond area to add a little fun and authenticity to the lot. It worked when I tested it (several times), so it should work for you!

Please, enjoy the download!
Stephanie 2U

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LOT INFORMATION
ORIGINAL DOWNLOAD: §284,377
Limited (LTD) DOWNLOAD: §269,292

Both Residential Lot / FULLY Furnished Main House / 3 Stories / 5 x 4 Lot

Main House: Wrap Around Porch and Balcony, 2 Bedroom Suites, 2 Bathrooms, Indoor Spa with Countryside Views, Seating Area, Kitchen, Dining Area, Office/T.V. Room, Attic Exercise Room, Attic Game Room

Barn: Two Story Barn with Upper Hay Loft (Upper Loft has Maylin's reading Haystack with Pitchfork and Lower Barn has 3 Horse Stalls and a functioning flower area for creating "Lavender" soaps and lotions) / Also 2 Fenced in Areas around the barn - 1 for the Horses and 1 for the Cows)

Exterior: Enclosed" Swimmable Pond, Hay Field (Haystacks NOT included), Dog House, 1 (invisible) Driveway for the farm truck, A "Serendipity" Welcome Sign and Lavender Fields


Note: The Bed Trays used in the photos are by luslipz73. They are NOT included in this download. They can be found here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=146056.


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Other Information:

THANK YOU!
Thank you to the following artists for helping to bring this Sim lot to life by giving permission to use their objects in lots or for this lot in specific: Maylin, Besen, pfish, Rocca, Flipchick, tkdjunkie, Paleoanth, Rebecah, Dragon Slave, Crocobaura, Marvine, Cazkiwi, FeeEssen, Witchy Woman, Berg, Nanisim, MommaB, Mickyss, Mia86, The Alien Among Us, Reyn, UK1967, Yedda 2000, Real Ganacampo, Mzcynnamon, Annev and Windkeeper. Be sure to browse the links at the end of the post for other fabulous downloads by each artist!

EXPANSION PACKS REQUIRED
F.Y.I. - As of January 2008, all of my Sims 2 lots will not require STUFF packs to download! I wanted to make my lots accessible to more Simmers. So, I decided to remove the STUFF packs from my game and design using the Original Game and Expansion Packs only. :D

MY TEXTURES:
All stephanie b. walls, floors and ground covers included in houses downloaded from MTS2 can be used in lot creations on any free or pay site as long as I receive credit for the textures. Please do not post my textures (walls, floors or groundcovers) or lots on other sites without my permission or reupload them as your own by giving them face-lifts without giving me credit for the original design. Thank you!

Please enjoy the downloads!
Stephanie 2U

MY JOURNAL:
See my Journal for details about my other collections and lots:
Steph's Journal - http://www.modthesims2.com/member/j...owjournal&j=570

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND ADD TO YOUR DOWNLOADS FOLDER BEFORE ENTERING THE LOT
With the exception of bedding, I don't include additional items in my zips with the Sims2Pack. The following item was used to create this lot and wouldn't zip in the Sims2pack:
The Invisible Magisplay Tray by pfish can be found here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...d=1#post1859075.
Note: Because this item is a recolor, it should not impact whether or not your game loads.

ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS:
The following items are NOT included in the download, but they will add a little authenticity to this lot:

-Hay Bales, Hay Stacks and a Windmill by Rosaline 10 can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=265086.
-The Bed Tray by luslipz73 can be found here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=146056.



Custom Content by Me:
- Olive Shag Carpet
- Charmed Striped Kitchen Floor
- Hay Floor 1 (2x2)
- Gravel Stone
- Hay Ground Cover
- Moss Brick
- Beach Grass Terrain 1
- Golf Grass
- Hay 4 (Golden)
- Hay 3 (Reddish)
- Lake H2O A
- Lichen 3
- Striped Seasons Wall
- Striped Wine Wall
- Faded Barn 1
- Faded Barn 2
- Faded Barn 3
- Faded Barn 4
- Faded Barn 5
- Faded Barn (Tan)
- Hogwarts Station Brick 2
- Serendipity Farm Sign 1
- Serendipity Farm Sign 2
- Weasley Wall 3 (Grey Tin)

Custom Content Included:
- Haystack by -Maylin-
- Simline Bathroom - 3 Towels by annev
- Simline Bathroom - Bathroom Product Bowl by annev
- Sims Acres Horse Feed by Paleoanth
- Grain Bin by Paleoanth
- Hitching Post by Paleoanth
- Muckbucket by Paleoanth
- Hanging Muck Pick by Paleoanth
- Leaning Muck Pick by Paleoanth
- Shavings Terrain by Paleoanth
- Water Trough by Paleoanth
- Becken fur den Garten von feeEssen by feeEssen
- The Apple Barrel by rebecah
- Milk Pail by rebecah
- Potted Lavender (Recolour) by besen
- Lavender by besen
- Potted Lavender by besen
- Dried Lavender by besen
- Lavender Wreath by besen
- Cazkiwi Deco Tire MESH261105 by Cazkiwi
- Cazkiwi Long Grass MESH261105 by Cazkiwi
- Deodorant by Crocobaura
- Basic Horse (Mesh) by Dragon Slave
- Basic Horse (Pose 4) by Dragon Slave
- Basic Horse (Pose 5) by Dragon Slave
- Heuwagen von feeEssen by feeEssen
- Holzhaufen von feeEssen by feeEssen
- Driveway - Invisible by WitchyWoman
- Invisible Wrought "Iron Age" Fence by pfish
- Kleine Pferdetraenke von feeEssen by feeEssen
- Just a ladder - by Marvine by Marvine
- The Simple Life Seating by Berg
- Fireplace Without Chimney by mia86
- Fireplace Tools by mommab
- Fireplace Logholder by mommab
- Cow by mickyss
- Sitting Dog by mickyss
- Left Quoin by nanisim
- Right Quoin by nanisim
- Rail in Cedar with Supports (Pinegulcher) by yedda_2000
- White Residential Roof by mzcynnamon
- Firewood Shed by Real Ganacampo
- Axe in a Stump by Real Ganacampo
- Lattice Siding by Reyn
- Timber Divider by Reyn
- Schubkarre von feeEssen by feeEssen
- Reyn Uppler/Lower Lattice (Recolor) by the_alien_among_us
- Cafe Bedding by Rocca
- Spa Bouquet Bedding by flipchick74
- Medieval Roof Spire with Spike 1 by UK1967
- Medieval Roof Spire with Spike 1 (Yellow Recolor) by UK1967
- Lafenetre 2-tile Window by windkeeper
- Lafenetre 2-tile Window by windkeeper



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
sb07SerendipityLTD.zip

Size: 4.75 MB · Downloads: 3,208 · 5th Jan 2008
4.75 MB 3,208 5th Jan 2008
sb07SerendipityFarm.zip

Size: 8.91 MB · Downloads: 4,486 · 2nd Jan 2008
8.91 MB 4,486 2nd Jan 2008

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