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Cordillera (Luxury Mediterranean Villa, 3 BR, 6 BA, Fully Furnished)

by mairi0336 Posted 25th Jan 2007 at 7:37 AM - Updated 5th Feb 2007 at 1:05 AM by mairi0336
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
**This house has been updated!** There is now a clean version available that doesn't require FFP, as requested. See the note below.

Make your sims' dreams come true! This beautiful Mediterraean villa is a masterpiece of unexpected architecture and stunning views. Its bold design and breezy, open floor plan creates an inviting living space unlike any other.

Cordillera is fully furnished and decorated, and comes with a garage (complete with sportscar), and everything that a sim could wish for. Come check it out today and live in the lap of luxury!

Features:
-Unique, efficient layout with plenty of doors and windows
-Dramatic low Mediterranean-style roofs
-Fully landscaped with trees, fountains, and elegant courtyards
-An indoor swimming pool with a soaring 20-foot ceiling and a splashing fountain
-Lighting and decorative plants in every room
-Safe and secure with burglar alarms, fire alarms, and phones
-Each bedroom includes a private bath, walk-in closet, and a wardrobe with mirror
-The master suite includes his-and-hers walk-in closets and a sitting area with a bookshelf and ample light for reading
-This spacious villa can comfortably house six people, with plenty of room to expand and customize
-Going up? No more climbing stairs--take the elevator!
-And so much more--check it out for yourself!

Rooms not pictured below (but shown in the overview floor plan shot) include:
-Exercise room
-Three spacious guest bathrooms
-His-and-hers walk-in closets in the master suite
-A private toilet closet in the master bath
-An upstairs hallway with windows that offer a view of the grand solana

This elegant villa was inspired by my Arriosa house (see the link and picture of Arriosa below). You can see that the exterior of this house is very similar to Arriosa, though on a much smaller scale! The interior design of Cordillera is completely unique, though many of the themes are similar to Arriosa's. This is the third house in the Mediterranean series (and there are more in the works).

Lot Size: 4x4
Fully Furnished: $304,072
Fully Furnished Clean Version (No FFP required) $306,368

Photo Album




This stunning home is a masterpiece of unique architecture and carefully crafted details. The soaring cupola with its 30-foot ceiling really defines the timeless style of this villa!


Cordillera at night, with its many gorgeous stained glass windows and doors.


Enjoy a few moments of solitude in the peaceful side courtyard.


This sliding glass door creates a seamless transition between the refreshing breezes of the courtyard and Cordillera's inviting sanctuary.


The elegant foyer with its columned arches offers an impressive entry to this unforgettable home.


The cupola, with its breathtaking 30-foot ceiling, offers a striking view of the grand solana with its indoor pool and fountain.


Unexpected architecture creates interesting transitions between living areas and offers stunning views around every corner.


Cordillera's open, breezy floor plan gives the whole house an airy, expansive atmosphere. The unique style of this house is defined by warm stone floors and artful use of light and color.


Indulge your inner chef in the gourmet-caliber kitchen, which enjoys wide-open views of the casual living areas.


The formal dining room can seat up to eight people and comes complete with a buffet and wine table.


The luxurious indoor pool in the grand solana features a beautiful splashing fountain.


Relax in the comfortable leisure room with its state-of-the art media center and stunning view of the grand solana.


The well-appointed study comes complete with a sectional desk, computer, phone, and large reference library.


Enjoy a game of billiards with your friends and family in the upstairs loft.


The entire left wing of the home is dedicated to the private master retreat.


The luxurious master suite includes a sunny sitting area with a bookshelf for relaxing, and has private access to the grand solana and indoor pool.


Cordillera offers three spacious guest bathrooms, located on both floors, for maximum convenience.


The upstairs bedroom suites are roomy enough for a growing family, and each is decorated in its own individual style.


Each bedroom suite has beautiful stained glass windows for privacy.


Each bedroom suite comes with its own private bath, which includes both bathtub and shower.


Hit the town in style in this racy little sportscar!


1st Floor Plan


2nd Floor Plan

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This house contains no hacks or custom content!

*You will need the Family Fun Pack to play this house as it is shown in the pictures.

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As per request, however, I have included a clean version of Cordillera that doesn't require FFP. The FFP items have been replaced with ordinary game items (i.e., the globe with a plant, the spoked wheel with a decorative fan, etc.)

I will be including clean versions of each of my houses in the future where necessary. Please note, however, that I cannot remove expansions from the houses at this time.

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Be sure to check out Arriosa, one of my most carefully crafted masterpieces! It took over two weeks of uninterrupted work, and you just have to see it to believe it! Arriosa is a luxury Spanish villa with a bold, open floor plan, elegant courtyards with refreshing views, and a dramatically landscaped pool.



Arriosa is here at last! Thank you to Delphy, Aquafina, Fresh Prince, and everyone who made this happen! Get Arriosa here:

http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=218204

Also, make sure to check out the other villas available in this series!

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Stonehaven, the first house in my new Country Estates series, is finished! It is currently in the process of being uploaded. Check out the sneak preview here:

http://mikeinside.modthesims2.com/f...p=436728#436728

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My Policy:
Feel free to use or modify any of my house designs, but only for personal use! Please do not upload them to other sites. And please don't modify my stuff and then try to upload it as your own--I often spend days at a time working on a really big project and take great pride in my work. (My Arriosa house alone took over two weeks of uninterrupted work, and used over a hundred individual cheats!)

Thanks!

Enjoy!
Mairi

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Please be sure to check my profile page for any announcements about important issues or houses to be released next. Thank you!

*This post has been updated, but only to replace the rar file with a more widely accessible zip file, as requested. The actual files are exactly the same.
Tags: #house, #large, #furnished

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 Open for Business Pets + 1 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Cordillera Clean II.zip

Size: 1.26 MB · Downloads: 3,749 · 31st Jan 2007
1.26 MB 3,749 31st Jan 2007
Cordillera.zip

Size: 1.26 MB · Downloads: 4,783 · 31st Jan 2007
1.26 MB 4,783 31st Jan 2007
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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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 2:55 AM
WoW this is beautiful!

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Scholar
#3 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 3:13 AM
Your photobucket expired, but the lot looks great!

Call me Paco!
Rhymes with Taco

I'm currently taking requests until August 12th.
Test Subject
#4 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 3:54 AM
i would like to have Pets and Glamour Life to use the house in my game
but it looks amazing, in the pictures
congratulations...
Field Researcher
#5 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 4:25 AM
Wow....Great Lot...Congrats On The Feature

Yes I agree as well, quite shallow and pedantic....
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#6 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 4:35 AM Last edited by mairi0336 : 26th Jan 2007 at 6:34 AM.
Oops, thanks! I will see what I can do about the pictures. . .lol. Can't have a feature without pictures!

For those of you who are waiting for Saraceno and Ferretti, it may be an extra day or so (but hopefully not too long), as I am working on some new ideas for them. But I think it will be worth the wait!

You don't need Glamour Life for this house, btw, but you do need Pets and Family Fun Stuff. If you are interested I can see about posting a clean version of this house that doesn't require Pets or FFS.

See ya soon,
Mairi
Moderator of Extreme Limericks
#7 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 4:41 AM
Congratulations on being featured! This is an incredible house, and the fact that you built it without any custom content whatsoever is even more stunning. Wonderful job!

There's always money in the banana stand.
Instructor
#8 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 4:56 AM
Very pretty, I love the Mediterranian look,
Great job I'm looking forward to your other house also!!

Please do not re-upload my houses or Sims anywhere, even if it is just refurnished.


Thank you for your consideration.
Field Researcher
#9 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 5:52 AM
wonderful job...great work thanks for sharing!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#10 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 5:53 AM
Okay, there shouldn't be any more problems with the pictures now. . .I fixed my account with photobucket!

Mairi
Mad Poster
#11 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 6:38 AM
Really nice !
thhank you mairi and congrats for the well deserved feature

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

* Plus j'échoue plus je m'approche de la réussite
* The more I fail the more I approach the success

(Lao patul MMVI AD)
Test Subject
#12 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 8:25 AM
Thanks, I was wondering if you could upload a clean version since i dont have family fun stuff?

^^
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#13 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 8:55 AM
Sure! Give me a little bit and I will have it up here. . .

I am considering providing a clean version with each house that I upload from now on. . .not sure how that works but I will see what I can do. I know that a lot of people don't want to buy the stuff packs because you only get a few items for your money, so I am always glad to help however I can!

Mairi
Forum Resident
#14 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 9:08 AM
Beautiful house and you got feature.. Congratulation.
I love the houses and I love that you take the time to dress them up with furniture and landscaping.. What an awesome treat that is..

Thank you for sharing,
Makai

Live Well
Laugh Often
Love Much

"If you don't live for something...You'll die for nothing.."
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 9:44 AM
totally worth that feature! i might just go out and buy glamor life just to use this!

HELLO
Click HERE to view all of my downloads!

Ty Woodchip50
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 10:08 AM Last edited by mairi0336 : 26th Jan 2007 at 3:58 PM.
I don't have Glamour Life installed, lol--this house uses Family Fun Pack! (A clean version should be up in the next few hours for those of you who don't have FFP--unfortunately, I don't think I can clean it of Pets as requested, but I can remove FFP items for you.) I will also be updating my other houses and providing a clean version of them, as well. They should all be updated by tomorrow.

By the way, thanks for all the kind comments and feedback, everybody! This is a great community that I really love sharing my creations with!

Ferretti, the next house in this collection, is in the testing stage now and will submitted for upload in the next hour or so. It was supposed to be a starter house under 20K (shhh, don't tell anybody!), but it just kept growing. . . Sorry, I couldn't resist! I really will make another 20K starter one of these days, I promise. . .just as soon as I make a few more houses in this series. . .

Mairi
Test Subject
#17 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 6:54 PM
Very Very nice
I just want to say you have the talent for building nice homes

thank you for sharing.
Test Subject
#18 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 7:06 AM
Great house with amazing use of Maxis items. Thanks for uploading a clean version, because I don't have FFP. It works well. Looking forward to the next upload.
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retired moderator
#19 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 8:13 AM
Mairi, you are what this community is all about, you are "selfless" Thank you for this great house.

Life is for LIVING so, LIVE it and have Fun

Please use "spell check" when posting!!!
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
Test Subject
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27th Jan 2007 at 12:09 PM
no-pets-version ?
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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#20 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 12:20 PM
Unfortunately, I cannot at this time--some of tools in the Pets expansion were essential for building this house. I'm sorry I couldn't help you!

I am considering making a limited series of houses that only require the original game and no expansions sometime in the near future, because of the amount of requests I have had for expansion-free houses. Keep a look out for them!

I am always glad to help the wonderful community here in any way I can!

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Saraceno is in the testing stage now, and Ferretti is in the moderation queue. . .

I will probably start on a new Country Estates series next. That doesn't mean that the Mediterranean series is finished--it's my favorite style, and I will be adding to it frequently. I just need a change of pace and a new style to work with.

See you soon,
Mairi
Test Subject
#21 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 3:23 PM
I FREAKING LOVE your spanish villas. there the best i've ever seen, they're so beautiful i could cry... Thank you so much for your had work.!

Hush baby don't talk too much, just wanna feel your touch...
Test Subject
#22 Old 28th Jan 2007 at 9:44 AM
Wow, amazing house, thanks for putting it up
Forum Resident
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29th Jan 2007 at 9:12 AM
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Test Subject
#23 Old 29th Jan 2007 at 1:04 PM
Oh, my God. I have no word for tell you HOW I like your spanish houses... these will be great in my LIDO DEI CACTUS (a beach place) suburb! For very rich sims! Wow!
Test Subject
#24 Old 29th Jan 2007 at 6:09 PM
I join in with the other fabulous reviews here to say your houses are perfection!! I have a family I'm dying to have move in to Cordillera! I am currently having problems with my WinRar, and was wondering if you could possibly upload this as a zip? I know, I hate to be one of THOSE people to make such a request, but just thought I'd ask. OR - I had no problem downloading Arriosa from the web site you had that on - maybe you could upload Cordillera the same way you did with Arriosa? Thanks.........and keep on building, you are so talented!!
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