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Arriosa (Luxury Mediterranean Villa, 5 BR, 7 BA, Fully Furnished)

by mairi0336 Posted 31st Jan 2007 at 2:48 AM - Updated 5th Feb 2007 at 1:02 AM by mairi0336
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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.
The house that started it all! This is the masterpiece that inspired the entire Mediterranean series. Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to present Arriosa, thanks to the help of Delphy, Aquafina, and Fresh Prince, who helped me fix the problem that was preventing this house from being uploaded. Thanks so much guys!

Make your sims' dreams come true! This beautiful Spanish-influenced villa embraces contemporary design ideas and technologies, while still retaining an Old World flavor. Arriosa uses outdoor living spaces and an open, breezy floorplan to make this home a place of relaxation and comfort unlike any other.

This breathtaking neo-Mediterranean masterpiece 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
-Fully landscaped with trees, fountains, and elegant courtyards
-Lighting and decorative plants in every room
-Safe and secure with burglar alarms, fire alarms, and phones
-Each bedroom includes a private bath, closet, wardrobe with mirror, bookshelves, and sitting areas with ample light for reading. Upstairs bedrooms also feature computer desks, great for students!
-This estate can comfortably house 8 people (with plenty of facilities for guests)
-Plenty of room to expand and customize
-And so much more--check it out for yourself!

Rooms not pictured below (but shown in the overview floor plan shots) include:
-A service hallway (leading from the garage into the house) with a butler pantry, wine cellar, and floral pantry
-Work area in the garage (with a robot-building workstation)
-Exercise room
-Two guest bathrooms (the one in the loft can accommodate two guests at a time)
-Kitchen pantry with cookbooks
-His-and-hers walk-in closets/dressing rooms in the master suite
-His-and-hers private toilet closets in the master bath
-Large sitting area in the master suite, with bookshelves and a private outside entrance
-Upstairs balcony with a view of the grand hall, living room, and dining room
-Handy closets everywhere for storing anything you can imagine

Lot Size: 5x6
Furnished: $576,537

Photo Album




The stunning front courtyard with its amazing fountains welcomes you home in style. Hope you brought an umbrella!


This beautiful villa is decorated in a warm, sunny color scheme.


Enjoy the breathtaking view of the pool and fountains from the lanai (breezeway).


Come take a dip in the inviting pool!


Beautiful landscaping shows off the lovely shaped pool.


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


A breezy, open floor plan creates warm, inviting living spaces.


The bold and unique design of the kitchen really sets off the style of the house! (*Please note: the island counters shown in this picture cause sims to get stuck when trying to use them. In the actual download, the counters have been fixed and moved so that they are straight. No more stuck sims! See the note about diagonal furniture below.)


Wake up to a promising new day in the sunny breakfast nook. (*Please note that sims may get stuck in the diagonal table. See the note about diagonal furniture and how to avoid this below.)


Warm up by a crackling fire in the majestic living room, which boasts a breathtaking 30-foot ceiling.


Enjoy a gorgeous view of the lanai and pool in the formal dining room, complete with buffet and wine table.


Watch TV, listen to your favorite tunes, or just enjoy the modern fireplace in the leisure room.


Work productively and comfortably in the elegant study, which includes an aquarium, a grandfather clock, a globe, and a sectional desk.


Indulge your inner chef in the outdoor kitchen (a full kitchen with a grill and all appliances), or just relax with the fresh outdoor breezes and fireplace in the solana (sunroom).


Have fun with your friends and family in the spacious loft, complete with bar and deck with telescope.


Throw a perfect party every time with the DJ booth, dance floor, and ample seating in the loft! This is an extension of the game area shown above, for entertaining in style.


Be lord (or lady) of your castle in the grand master suite, with a beautiful lighted alcove behind the bed that sets your personal space apart from the rest!


Soak up the suds and sunshine in the stunning master bath.


The bath also includes a deluxe lighted shower for two!


Discover pure bliss in the private master suite spa.


Plenty of individually decorated bedrooms upstairs for a large or growing family.


Each upstairs bedroom has a computer desk, great for students or playful sims.


This elegant bedroom and pink bathroom (shown below) is sure to win any girl's heart.




This beautiful bedroom has a unique and sophisticated style.


Treat your guests like royalty (or house servants or an independent family) with a private guest suite that is separate from the rest of the house.


Splashing fountains give the foyer a special touch.


This mirrored bar really sets off the grand hallway! (*Please note: this bar is purely for show and is not usable. See the note below about inaccessible areas.)


Drive away in style in this racy little sportscar.

First Floor Plans (This house was so big that it wouldn't fit in one camera shot, so I had to break the overview shots up into several smaller pictures!)










2nd Floor Plans







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And that's only a sample of the beauty of this elegant masterpiece--you just have to see it for yourself!

This house contains no hacks or custom content!

*You will need the Sims 2 Family Fun Pack to play this house.

**WARNING: This house is HUGE, and may run slowly on some computers (it runs fine on my main computer, but on my older one it is a little slow but still playable). If that happens, try reducing some of the landscaping or adjusting your video settings.

***A NOTE ABOUT DIAGONAL FURNITURE AND INACCESSIBLE AREAS: Your sims may occasionally get stuck in a diagonal piece of furniture, especially when getting up from the breakfast nook table. There are two ways to avoid this: either have the sim walk in a different direction until they are unstuck, or move the furniture so that it is aligned normally with the grid. It looks nice and is quite playable, just be cautioned that it may not work as smoothly as furniture that is aligned with the grid. The entire house has been playtested and fixed in the actual download. The only part of the house that is purely for show and isn't accessible is the downstairs bar at the end of the great hall (see the picture above). If you play this house and find any more areas that aren't useable (although it has been very carefully tested), please let me know so I can fix this! Thanks!

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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. (This house alone took over two weeks of uninterrupted work, and used over a hundred individual cheats!)

Thanks!

Enjoy!
Mairi

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

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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 31st Jan 2007 at 8:18 AM
WOW! this is Beutiful, it definitley has potential to be featured!

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Test Subject
#3 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 9:10 AM
I really like the pool area! Great job
Field Researcher
#4 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 12:25 PM
What an amazing beginning! ALL the houses in this series are breath-taking ... thank you SO much for sharing them with us!!
Scholar
#5 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 12:52 PM
Very impressive.You did a great job and surely had a lot of hard work on this house.thank you so much for sharing it.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 1:57 PM
This amazing house (and others like it) is the reason I had to buy myself a new computer with specs more conducive to smooth play. I love this house, it is gorgeous and I can hardly wait to get it into my game and move in my fortune sims!

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 2:08 PM
Oh my, you other houses are gorgous but this is just...stunning!
Instructor
#8 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 2:20 PM
Gorgeous house! That bathroom is stunning.
Thank you Mairi

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Field Researcher
#9 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 3:32 PM
Oh my goodness... It's absolutely HUGE and awsome! I love it!

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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 3:41 PM
One of the best houses I have ever seen. Keep up the good work!
Mad Poster
#11 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 4:35 PM
Nice job mairi !
thank you

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

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Test Subject
#12 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 4:55 PM
This house is completly amazing! Thank you, I just wish that it would work on my laptop!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 4:55 PM
aaah its massive! brilliant lot!
thanks!

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 6:03 PM
this should be in featured lot!gorgeous!i love mediterranean houses. very,very,very good!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 7:27 PM
Beautiful, as always. I am absolutely crazy about the bathroom, the bathtub enclosure is gorgeous, I am jealous I didn't think of that first. Gorgeous gorgeous, thank you!

nothing beautiful is ever perfect
Top Secret Researcher
#16 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 8:36 PM
A whole lot of creative bits inside out, it's gorgeous , thanks for sharing!

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retired moderator
#17 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 8:46 PM
Yay Mairi! Another beautiful lot from you!Thanks

Sorry I can't take requests anymore!
And I will probably never convert my creations for TS2 to TS3.
Test Subject
#18 Old 1st Feb 2007 at 10:31 AM
Absolutely amazing! I cannot wait to move in some Sims.

Can I ask - how do you make furniture and other objects diagonal in the first place? I've been trying for a while and haven't been able to manage.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#19 Old 1st Feb 2007 at 10:47 AM
It's a cheat. Press Ctrl-Shift-C to open the cheat window and enter the following code:

boolprop allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation true

Change it to false to turn the cheat off.

To rotate objects diagonally, press the < or > keys to turn it until it is diagonal. Be careful though, as some objects will not work well when rotated diagonally (especially bar counters)--I would playtest a house with diagonal furniture to be sure that it works correctly.

Hope that helps!

Mairi
Instructor
#20 Old 1st Feb 2007 at 2:19 PM
Beautiful mari, a stunning job! Thank you!

Please do not upload any of my lots to the exchange, or any other site.
If you would like to see more of my lots click here.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 1st Feb 2007 at 6:33 PM
i wish i had family fun stuff! this is amazing well done its stunning

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Scholar
#22 Old 10th Feb 2007 at 4:29 PM
it's hard to believe that something this lovely was created using only maxis made items.
you've got a VERY good eye. :D
thanks.

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Test Subject
#23 Old 4th Aug 2007 at 2:12 AM
Your creativity absolutely blows me away.. I have been looking at lots of houses to get ideas for my own game and you have really sparked my imagination.. I only wish my computer was better equiped, even small houses can sometimes slow down the works. But I had to tell you how much I admire your work..
Beautiful, inventive, original, incredible..
Thanks for the inspiration...
Test Subject
#24 Old 29th Jul 2008 at 6:29 PM
This is an absolutely wonderful and breath-taking house for my sims. The only problem is, I can't play it because of the FFP. Like the Cordillera, could you make a Clean version? I have installed the clean version of the Cordillera and have enjoyed it as much as your other creations. Besides this problem, your creative and realistic houses are very beautiful.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#25 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 5:00 PM
I think that you can still play this house without FFP. Try installing it and replace any flashing blue items (stuff from FFP) with new items of your choice. As far as I know, installing a house that just requires a stuff pack won't crash your game like installing a house that requires an actual expansion does.

If you try this and it doesn't work, let me know and I will see about making another version of it.

Mairi

"Logic will get you from A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere." ~Albert Einstein
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