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Château de Artois

by Beefysim1 Posted 1st Jul 2009 at 9:22 PM - Updated 25th Oct 2009 at 12:53 PM by Beefysim1
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Château de Artois was built by Louis XIV and was completed in 1704. It was originally located in the Pas-de-Calais department of the Artois region in Northern France and was gifted to Lady Elizabeth Huffington of Wessex in 1710. The château was moved to Sunset Valley with the 'save to library' tool in 1993.

  • 13 bedrooms(+private study)
  • 5 bathrooms
  • 4 sitting/living rooms
  • Library(2 levels)
  • Staff kitchen, lounge and bathroom
  • Function room
  • Nursery(+children's retreat)
  • 19 balconies
  • Large kitchen
  • 3 courtyard areas
  • 2 pools
  • Head maid's living quarters
  • 3 liveable stories(+head maid's living quarters)
  • Completely furnished

*Note: The Head maid's quarters are located under the stairs located to left of the entrance yard. This area includes 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and 1 living area.

I'm sorry I couldn't include any more images of the house, it is very large. Please be patient when placing the lot as it can take some time.

Custom content used: 'Country Mansion Curtain', 'Whodunnit Curtain', 'Statue of an Unknown Seamstress', and 'Cornucopia[painting]'.

Price(furnished): §1,380,129
Price(unfurnished): §575,384

Some say the widow Lady Huffington tried to remove the statue of Lord Huffington (after a faux pas Ambrosia recipe caused his death in 1713) in the entrance yard and, immediately after being knocked over, it reappeared. The venture was abandoned after the seventh attempt. It may also be noted that this château was the first to utilise Dr Jean Villier's chimney-less fireplace. It uses a semi-permeable brick of smoke-absorbing material composed of alpaca saliva and llama excrement.

The main kitchen includes the 'MinusOne Kelvin Refrigerator' (cooks perfect meals) and the 'Food Replicator'. I recommend that you fireproof the smaller fireplaces as they are known to be frequent fire-starters.

Lot Size: 6x6

Disclaimer: Any references to the Icelandic flag are completely coincidental.

Author Note: Please include my name or link to this page if you upload this anywhere; I have found people trying to pass it off as their own work.

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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 3
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Château de Artois.rar

Size: 4.26 MB · Downloads: 24,446 · 1st Jul 2009
4.26 MB 24,446 1st Jul 2009
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
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Test Subject
#2 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 9:27 PM
Wow! This is AMAZING! It must have taken you forever to complete it. Thank you for sharing. :D
Test Subject
#3 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 9:45 PM
OMG it's huge O.O Yet amazing!! Nice job, I guess it took a while to do... :O

Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#4 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 10:04 PM
OMG, this is beautiful!!!! I just built a palatial mansion in my game for 2 mill. and this is soo gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!!! (scared to upload as mine is huge and expansive and expensive!)
Test Subject
#5 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 10:16 PM
LOL this is the most unusual way of using lamas in the sims ever XDD Great job!!! I think I never really wanted to play with such big houses, but yours made me wanna try ^^ Keep it up! =D
Field Researcher
#6 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 10:27 PM
lol ok what is lamas?

and fantastic job! How long did it take you? Geez I could never do something like that..I envy you! hahaa
great job.
Test Subject
#7 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 11:16 PM
5 bathrooms...need I say more?This house is awesome!
Test Subject
#8 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 11:21 PM
wow, excellent!
Test Subject
#9 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 11:30 PM
Wow..this is just awsome! TYSVM for putting it on here~ <3 it
Test Subject
#10 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 11:41 PM
not as if it haven't already been said, but.. oh my god?!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 12:18 AM
The château was moved to Sunset Valley with the 'save to library' tool in 1993.

I lol'd.

What a gorgeous house, though. Must've taken forever; I can't even imagine, having never built anything so utterly massive. Great work!
Test Subject
#12 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 12:31 AM
great job! thx for sharing.
Test Subject
#13 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 1:24 AM
this is unbelievable! i'm downloading it as we speak. i don't know how i'll keep up with such a beautiful property but i'll try! great job!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 1:33 AM
*Jaw Drops* Wow, awesome work!
Test Subject
#15 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 1:38 AM
SPEECHLESS.................amazing house
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 1:40 AM
woah!!! too bad my computer sucks, and my game would run slow if i played in this house
Test Subject
#17 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 1:43 AM
wow! i know it has been said but this is truly amazing and must have taken some time to complete. can't wait to play it! thanks
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#18 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 2:48 AM
Thanks for all the comments!

(Yes, it did take quite a while to finish.)
Test Subject
#19 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 2:49 AM
Great house Can't wait till someone post a hack to increase household from 8 to 14 or more. This house is perfect for that! Thanks for the time and effort!
Test Subject
#20 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 2:56 AM
WoW! Amazing!
Test Subject
#21 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 4:37 AM
This is.... immaculate! I commend you on your patience, because this must have taken hours, if not days, to complete! Bravo.
Test Subject
#22 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 6:17 AM
This is amazing... (yaac - yet another amazed commentor). I haven't decided if I should download it or not but it does give me some ideas. Grand ideas! It is truly glorious! Simply glorious! Yowza!
Test Subject
#23 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 8:15 AM
(The awesome house fairy of this home took my breath away *dies*)
Test Subject
#24 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 9:46 AM
This is so very elaborate. You did a wonderful job. I can't get over how much thought you put into each and every one of the rooms!
Wiki Wizard
#25 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 9:56 AM
Wow this is grand and sulubrius! Well done and thanks!

It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
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