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17 Lakehill Drive: Rustic Luxury Home

by tkdjunkie Posted 15th Nov 2005 at 9:08 PM - Updated 22nd Feb 2006 at 5:02 AM by tkdjunkie
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Welcome to 17 Lakehill Drive, a rustic & luxurious home for your adventurous sim families. This is intended to be a very woodsy vacation-type home. It was loosely modeled after this house plan. There are two versions of this lot: Furnished (decorated) and Unfurnished (undecorated). If you don't like to decorate, get the Furnished version. If you like to decorate, get the Unfurnished version.

This lot requires Nightlife and University.

This home features:
-5 bedrooms
-4.5 bathrooms
-Formal Dining Room
-Living Room
-Game Room
-Small Porch (with hot tub)
-Winding/Spiraling Staircase
-Swimmable Lake (To get a nice recolor for the Diving Board and Ladder, click here.)

I’d like to thank a few people for providing build tutorials that helped me to construct this home:
- HabboArwen for his tutorial, ”SWIM in a lake!” (The tutorial was removed, so I have posted a new one here.)
- cwirsing for his “Sloped Driveway tutorial”.
- MikeInside for his “Advanced Circular Stairwells” tutorial.

Custom Content:
This lot has no hacks, but a few pieces of custom content in BOTH versions:
-roddyaleixo’s Invisible Driveway & Extensions
- “Mod the Sims 2 Water” terrain paint, created by myself
In the furnished version, the file also contains:
- “Shower tub, white curtain”, which is a simple shower curtain recolor of the Maxis Colonial ComboCleen shower/tub shower curtain. The shower curtain recolor was made by myself (because I don’t like the Maxis shower curtains – sorry!).

Recommended download (recently created):
Lakeside pool accessories

These ladder and diving board recolors make the lake much more realistic than the Maxis originals!

Additional Info
This lot features a driveway that goes uphill. Right now, the Maxis animations for driveways do not compensate for an uphill slope. Therefore, vehicles traveling uphill or downhill appear to “hop” along the incline of the driveway. This is a known issue, will most likely never be fixed unless Maxis decides to fix it themselves.

About rar Files
I don't upload zip files because they are literally twice as large as rar files (when compressing Sims2Pack files, which is what lots are packaged in), so they take twice as long to download and use twice the server resources that rar files do.

Just download a free tool that opens rar files. Then you can download as many rar files that you want -- there are THOUSANDS of amazing downloads that are only available in rar format. It's silly to pass up on them just because you're afraid to get rar extraction tool. There's nothing to be afraid of ....

All of these programs are FREE:
Sims 2 File Maid (If you want something easy, this is the program for you)
Extract Now
Al Tools
Ultimate Zip

There are instructions on how to use those programs at their websites.

Please do not ask for a zip file. Everything you need has already been provided.

Final Words
I hope you enjoy this lot – it was very fun to make!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
17 Lakehill Drive (Unfurnished).rar

Size: 721.7 KB · Downloads: 1,622 · 15th Nov 2005
721.7 KB 1,622 15th Nov 2005
17 Lakehill Drive (Furnished).rar

Size: 742.3 KB · Downloads: 2,868 · 15th Nov 2005
742.3 KB 2,868 15th Nov 2005
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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22 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts
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#2 Old 15th Nov 2005 at 9:17 PM
Well, I could say "I'm First!", but then this post would get edited- so I'm just going to say thank you!

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#3 Old 15th Nov 2005 at 9:42 PM
Gorgeous TKD- Probably one of my favorites you have ever made

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#4 Old 15th Nov 2005 at 10:15 PM
Lovely charming home.. thanks.

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#5 Old 15th Nov 2005 at 10:47 PM
thats a very nice house, the lake looks amazing :P

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#6 Old 15th Nov 2005 at 10:59 PM
Default Wow
:insane: This is great

I love the Sims 2!
#7 Old 15th Nov 2005 at 11:25 PM
It looks like a very cozy home! My sims will love it! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 15th Nov 2005 at 11:38 PM
This is lovely - I'm definitely downloading it straight away.

Thank you! ^_^

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#9 Old 15th Nov 2005 at 11:49 PM
Beautiful home... very nice indeed!!! Looks like my sims will be moving.... again.. LOL!
#10 Old 16th Nov 2005 at 1:57 AM
yea, that's definitely snazzy. i really like the stone supports and those stairs.. must have taken you while to do this.. looks great!

Field Researcher
#11 Old 16th Nov 2005 at 2:19 AM
Nice job!

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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 16th Nov 2005 at 3:06 AM
wow this is a gorgeous home great job.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 16th Nov 2005 at 4:17 AM
I love Houses with unique stairs I only wish there were more out there and especially being such a small d/l Great job keep up the great work my simmies and I thank you
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 17th Nov 2005 at 2:12 AM
Very beautiful, tkdjunkie. I will be sure to download as soon as my game pc is running again.

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Lab Assistant
#15 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 8:24 PM
Wonderful job on both the house and the re-color. There should be more houses like this one, with a warm/realistic feel instead of cold and museum like (due to size and obnoxious grandeur). This is a house that I can actually see living in.

Thanks again.

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 9:43 PM
Very lovely home I love it

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Test Subject
#17 Old 19th Nov 2005 at 11:49 PM
Love it! Can't wait to go and play!

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#18 Old 22nd Nov 2005 at 8:51 PM
You are my NEW BEST FRIEND! Im sooo excited....YAY! Thank u lots and lotz its exactly wat Ive been QQn for! YAY! kudos to you!
Test Subject
#19 Old 23rd Nov 2005 at 8:06 AM
looks great! i've been waiting for a house like this one for quite a while. thank you!

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#20 Old 5th Dec 2005 at 10:35 PM
I have stupid problem - I downloaded this house and installed it but didn't notice that it requires both EP's. How can I delete this house from my game (it's crashing when i click on this house)....
18th Dec 2005 at 8:59 PM
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Field Researcher
#21 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 8:59 AM
Beautiful work, the swimmable lake and driveway are great ideas.
Test Subject
#22 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 3:35 PM
I downloaded this, then in the game when i clicked on it, it would crash my game... I tried to take it out but i cant find it what do i do?


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