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American Beach™ 22

by larsson1970 Posted 4th Aug 2008 at 6:01 PM - Updated 24th Aug 2011 at 12:11 PM by larsson1970 : Link Update
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
American Beach™ is my series of houses for sims who like to live at the beach or lake. Build in typical american style. Or call it in a short way: 4-season-vacation-houses.



This house facts:
This three-level beach house offers spectacular views all around. With three deck levels accesible from all living areas, the outside sea air will surround you. The first level enjoys a living room, three bedrooms, a full bath, and a laundry area. The second level expands to a family area, a dining room, and a kitchen with place for an island snack bar and nearby half-bath. The master suite enjoys a walk-through closet and an amenity-filled bath with place for dual vanities and a seperate tub and shower. The third level is a private haven - perfect for another bedroom - complete with a bath, walk-in closet, and sitting area.

"Design by your own"-empty house (some outdoor plants included) - Why unfurnished? Reason is written in my profile! - But you can see in the original blueprints how the rooms can be use!

Swimable ocean lot

Style: Cape Cod

Custom Content NOT Included:
- Lafenetre Windows by Windkeeper. You can find here or here.
(Attention: Windkeeper never released a "Lafenetre superset" - so you must search for every single window on her artist page!)


All kinds of comment are welcome (thanks of course too).

Lot Size: 3x5
Lot Price: 51.826

Custom Content by Me:
- Wall Wood Seaweed
- Wall Patul's Lattice Right
- Wall Wood Seaweed Right
- Wall Wood Seaweed Left
- Wall Patul's Lattice Right

Custom Content Included:
- Ceiling Rim 16Steps by 4ESF
- Ceiling Rim 8Steps by 4ESF
- Ceiling Rim 16Steps Recolor White by 4ESF
- Ceiling Rim 8Steps Tecolor White by 4ESF
- Edge Smoother White by Ailias
- Chic Stairs Open Underneath by Crocobaura
- Loco's Deckfence White by Loco Plus
- Loco's Recolor of Numenor Stairs by Loco Plus
- Independent Expressions - Window Standard by MaryLou
- Independent Expressions - Window Standard Center by MaryLou
- Independent Expressions - Window Standard Double by MaryLou
- Independent Expressions - Door Wood by MaryLou
- Recoloable Modular Stairs by Numenor
- Wall Lattice White Wood by Patul
- Window Frame by ShinySims (stuff now at the graveyard)
- Open Wooden Stairs, by Reyn

Additional Credits:
Thanks to DRUMMOND DESIGNS for the original blueprints (W4943).

Thanks to all creators of the costum content for their excellent work.

In order for the roof to show up like in the pictures you must download Loco-Plus's retextured roof pack. It can be found here: Roof Recolors

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Unfurnished
Special Flags: Beach Lot

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 Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
American Beach 22.rar

Size: 1.28 MB · Downloads: 3,338 · 4th Aug 2008
1.28 MB 3,338 4th Aug 2008
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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 6:43 PM
It looks fantastic!! I'd love to download it but I don't have bon voyage installed .__.

If nothing can go wrong, something will.
Test Subject
#3 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 10:49 PM
Hi! Thanks for the upload, it looks great. But I have a big problem placing the house on the beach (connected to ocean) in Desiderata Valley. I only seem to be able to place empty lots on the beach, and then build houses from scratch.

How to place finished houses on the beach? Am I stupid here? My simmie needs a home
Scholar
#4 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 11:09 PM
Beautiful! Love the design and the beachy feeling!

Thank you!
Scholar
Original Poster
#5 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 5:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucifira
Hi! Thanks for the upload, it looks great. But I have a big problem placing the house on the beach (connected to ocean) in Desiderata Valley. I only seem to be able to place empty lots on the beach, and then build houses from scratch.

How to place finished houses on the beach? Am I stupid here? My simmie needs a home


Hi, there might be known problems with the beach lots. I built this one in the Bluewater neighborhood, so try if you can place it there. Maybe this tutorial can help you too.

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Forum Resident
#6 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 9:20 AM Last edited by caddy_lincoln : 9th Aug 2008 at 9:34 AM.
Superb!
Thank you soo much for doing it, Larsson!

Note: Beach lots require certain tricks to fit in, I usually place an empty lot of the same size of the downloaded one before attempting to put it in place, it helps to "smooth" the hood terrain. Doesn't work everytime though, because sometimes the angle of inclination between the default lot and the custom lot may be not the same, due to variations on neighborhood base terrain, but works most of the time for me.

Following the tutorial Larsson provided is a good thing, mainly for creators. But being hosted at TSR - where I avoid to log in for personal reasons - is a drawback.
Maybe some of the nice people here at MTS2 could provide us one...

"If you suspect you won't like the answer, then don't make the question"
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 4:02 PM
Wonderful lot larsson! Absolutely superb. I can only imagine how beautiful this lot would be in real life... Keep up the great work and amazing us all at MTS2! ;P

Life is a swirl of emotions, rushing through a raging river; one that no one can break free of...
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Field Researcher
#8 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 12:15 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 13th Aug 2008 at 5:14 AM. Reason: Removed advertising.
This is absolutely STUNNING! What talent you have!

I love it. This is my kinda beach house.

Thank you.

Sugah

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Specializing in gorgeous Sim models, CC recolors, custom walls, prime real estate, original challenges & more!
Test Subject
#9 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 1:01 AM
This is an absolutly gorgeous house!, Very nice layout and the details is perfect, Nice work! =D
Test Subject
#10 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 12:36 PM
Thank you for all the answers. Now, I will see if it works too
Instructor
#11 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 4:46 PM
I've seen this lot before but never been brave enough to tackle it. Great job!
Scholar
Original Poster
#12 Old 3rd Sep 2008 at 4:50 AM
August thanks
A big thank to all people who have given comment, thank or have downloaded this building.

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today

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Field Researcher
#13 Old 26th Feb 2009 at 3:59 PM
I have start to play again !!
You make such wonderful houses Lars !!
I love Beach houses! They are so fresh and inviting!
I stoped to play cause my pc was very slow and used to crash when my sims were inside a house...but now with my new motherboard,it got fast again !
Thank you so much for all the wonderful houses!!

You know the way it twists and turns,changing colour,spining yarns
You know the way it leaves you dry, It cuts you up, it takes you high
You know the way it throws about,It takes you in and spits you out
Scholar
Original Poster
#14 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 9:54 AM Last edited by larsson1970 : 6th Jul 2009 at 7:29 AM. Reason: Link Update
February Thanks
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vera Marina
I have start to play again !!
You make such wonderful houses Lars !!
I love Beach houses! They are so fresh and inviting!
I stoped to play cause my pc was very slow and used to crash when my sims were inside a house...but now with my new motherboard,it got fast again !
Thank you so much for all the wonderful houses!!


Tank you so much for the nice comment

Oh my god, I'm so proud that my favourite creator of Sims loves my houses

This makes me start to SING.

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today

My Avatar? It's Corto Maltese - a pirate but a gentleman! His name stands for honor, honesty, confidence and the truth: THE TRUE FACE OF TSR
Field Researcher
#15 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 6:43 PM
Oh my Good!
U2 is my favourite band in the whole wild world! And this song...I just love it !!
It remainds me of days in my farm,not so long ago,when I used to have all my horses and dogs with me...I was soooo happy that everyday was a wonderful day !!!
Thank you for remaind me how it feels like!!
I just wonder...how could you possibly know ???
You are impossible,Lars !!

You know the way it twists and turns,changing colour,spining yarns
You know the way it leaves you dry, It cuts you up, it takes you high
You know the way it throws about,It takes you in and spits you out
Scholar
Original Poster
#16 Old 13th Mar 2009 at 11:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vera Marina
Oh my Good!
U2 is my favourite band in the whole wild world! And this song...I just love it !!
It remainds me of days in my farm,not so long ago,when I used to have all my horses and dogs with me...I was soooo happy that everyday was a wonderful day !!!
Thank you for remaind me how it feels like!!
I just wonder...how could you possibly know ???
You are impossible,Lars !!


Don't worry! I'm no clairvoyant, magician, wizard or the nice little guy from hell !

So it's no mystery - it's only the sign that we have the same taste in some things !

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today

My Avatar? It's Corto Maltese - a pirate but a gentleman! His name stands for honor, honesty, confidence and the truth: THE TRUE FACE OF TSR
Mad Poster
#17 Old 6th Jul 2009 at 1:05 AM
Can't get into site for roof, nor find the correct window. But will get it anyway!

Stand up, speak out. Just not to me..
Scholar
Original Poster
#18 Old 6th Jul 2009 at 7:34 AM
Default July Thanks
Quote:
Originally Posted by grammapat
Can't get into site for roof, nor find the correct window. But will get it anyway!


Thank you so much! Did a small link update. Now there shouldn't longer be problems with search!

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Lab Assistant
#19 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 2:46 AM
I can't get the roof retextures or the windows either, but this house is so amazing I'm just going to cross my fingers and hope it still works.
Scholar
Original Poster
#20 Old 20th Sep 2011 at 11:35 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TofuSnorlax
I can't get the roof retextures or the windows either, but this house is so amazing I'm just going to cross my fingers and hope it still works.


Yes, I know the proplem! Loco's wonderful site isn't longer avaible But I think Loco's stuff can be found at Sims Cave! The windows can be find there, where pirates are...

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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#21 Old 5th Aug 2012 at 7:46 AM
can't place your beach houses, the tutorial is gone....such a drag.
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#22 Old 16th Sep 2017 at 9:59 PM
This is another lot I have used over and over, even though I now mostly build my own. The interior is fine as-is, or can be shifted around to individual tastes, the lot places on the appropriate style beach terrain with no issues (if I recall, there are three or four types), and there are no routing issues. Thank you, wherever you are. You have been an inspiration to me in my building as well, and have taught me what are positive factors in a build.