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Nights in Rodanthe

by Phaenoh Posted 25th Apr 2009 at 12:28 AM - Updated 7th Jun 2013 at 5:42 PM by Phaenoh
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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.
This lovely beach house was featured in the recent movie 'Nights in Rodanthe'. I admit, I netflixed that movie almost completely for the house. Movie eh, house awesome! This gorgeous house was painstakingly recreated from the movie. There is this lovely overhead fly around shot that I watched and rewatched about a 30 times to get everything perfect.

There are many decks and places to look out at the ocean on this house. The deck itself is like another room. Just look at those views! Later in the movie we find Adrienne back at her own home in her garage building a driftwood box for Paul, so I included a work bench and driftwood pile for her to work with here instead.

There weren't as many nice walk through shots of the interiors of the house so I decorated it as best I could. We see a living room, kitchen, and a dining room leading out to the deck on the main floor.

The real house (named Serendipity) has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, but my Sim version only has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This house is perfect for two single adults, but can hold 3 sims. Sadly, there was no better way to arrange the upstairs to make both sides of the orange room's bed accessible. In the movie this is the room that Adrienne stays in. The heartthrob Dr. Flanner stays in the blue room.

I tried to use a little CC and EPs as possible. This lot only requires OFB and BV. I needed OFB for stages on the deck and BV for the beach. YOU DO NOT NEED NIGHTLIFE. I created this lot with Numenor's Driveable Cars mod. I removed the hack before packaging and then installed a copy of this house in a game with NL. Numenor is so awesome that the driveway and door are just perfect. If you have NL, good. If not, you NEED Numenor's Driveable Cars Mod. This lot was created on Twikii Island beach, so placing it there or on a beach with a similar slope is ideal.

I made a few things for this house myself. I recolored the BV column to be completely whitewashed on the top. I needed a white column that sat on top of a halfwall. The BV column did that quite nicely. I could not find those stunning shutters on the house anywhere else, so I made them myself. They are recolorable, and they look like the regular shutters on the Midnight Ride window, but I decided not to do repository technique on them. The bright blue color is the only color the hurricane shutters come in currently. Feel free to recolor, link back here to the mesh please.

Some of the CC didn't package with the lot so they have been included in the rar. Please place these files in your downloads folder before installing the house. I gave this house a custom thumbnail, so its easy to find in the lot catalog. Its the same image that this thread uses as its thumbnail.


Lot Size: 3x5
Lot Price: $104,573

Custom Content by Me:
- Hurricane Shutters Straight & Diagonal
Polycounts: 380Face 592Vertex
- BVColumn White recolor

Custom Content Included:
- Wooden Fence No Posts White and Distressed by HugeLunatic
- Perfectly Plank Half Wall in Grey, and White Stairs Recolor by JLonier
- Modular Stairs by Numenor
- Distressed Stairs Recolor by plasticbox
- Invisible Driveway Recolor by roddyaleixo
- Open Wooden Stairs (by Reyn) by Reyn
- Lafenetre Glass Door, Round Window and Recolor by windkeeper

Additional Credits:
Netflix and everyone involved with the movie and book 'Nights in Rodanthe'

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
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.

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Phaenoh-HurricaneShutters.rar | Shutters are included in the house, fyi.

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Size: 1.43 MB · Downloads: 3,029 · 25th Apr 2009
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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).
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Captain Louie
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#2 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 12:29 AM
Phae, so glad to see another of your wonderful creations uploaded! About time

This is awesome, the house is so unique and cool looking, and the furnishing is immaculate. Awesome job, as usual.

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 12:33 AM
Such a beautiful house! Thanks for uploading. <3
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#4 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 12:37 AM
Beautiful house, I love those shutters...

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#5 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 12:41 AM
Oh my! This must have been a nightmare to build! Yes, the house was the main appeal of the movie for me as well. Great job!

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#6 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 12:43 AM
This is fantastic!!!

Absolutely beautiful Phae! Thanks so much!
Test Subject
#7 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 12:44 AM
If you were looking for more reference shots, the exterior shots were done at a house in Rodanthe, NC, called Serendipity.

I hope that you are happy with what you've done.
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#8 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 12:55 AM
Originally Posted by Oscarr
If you were looking for more reference shots, the exterior shots were done at a house in Rodanthe, NC, called Serendipity.
I did know that, I mentioned it in my post and included more reference pictures attached at the bottom, see the pretty pictures?

Thanks everyone for your comments! I worked hard on this house getting it just perfect for you all.
#9 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 4:51 AM
this house... its beyond words
it seems like a house in a horror film on the beach.. (unless this is what this movie is..i dont know)

creepy..old...yet charming.
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#10 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 5:14 AM
Originally Posted by sim~obsessor
it seems like a house in a horror film on the beach.. (unless this is what this movie is..i dont know)
Its a romantic tragedy, kinda similar to horror, maybe?
Test Subject
#11 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 7:56 AM
its amazing, absolutely wonderful, thanks phae!
Test Subject
#12 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 8:11 AM
Does this house need to be placed in a particular neighborhood or lot for it to work properly? I just know that with some lots if they are not placed in the same area where they were packaged it will crash the game, which I have had happen more than once...really love this one and would like to be able to play it. It looks like a lot of work went into it, you did a fantastic job!
Thanks, it's just lovely!
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#13 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 1:17 PM
Yay Phae! 'Tis up! *snags* Thanks!

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#14 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 2:53 PM
whoa... this is wonderful Phae.

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#15 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 3:21 PM
Great work Phae! I love your realistic style of furnishing!

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 11:11 PM
What a great idea! Its beautiful..thanks so much.
#17 Old 29th Apr 2009 at 9:56 AM
Very nice lot , I imagine a lot of research went into this. Impressive.
Test Subject
#18 Old 23rd May 2009 at 6:03 PM
Wow, awesome! Love this house.
#19 Old 13th Jul 2009 at 11:17 PM
:O I only live an hour away from Rodanthe <3 I love this house, I want one in real life
Test Subject
#20 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 7:36 AM
I dont have either of the EPs you used, so I (very unfortunatley) cant download this house
But I have to say....the detail you put into this is AMAZING! It really does look like the one in the movie, and I had to comment, because your version is outstanding.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 8:23 AM
I don't know anything about Rodanthe, but this is such an interesting looking house! It must have taken you a lot of time to build, thankyou for sharing!
Test Subject
#22 Old 28th Aug 2010 at 2:30 AM
Outer Banks <3 - I was just trying to make a version of my vacation home down there when I found this! You can rent Serendipity out weekly now that they completed it from use as a set.
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#23 Old 26th Feb 2016 at 3:41 AM