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Suburban Living #1

by Sims3Addicted Posted 6th Sep 2009 at 7:47 PM - Updated 17th Sep 2009 at 7:59 AM by Sims3Addicted
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This is the first in a series of Suburban Living I am planning for Pinochle Point in Sunset Valley.

I wanted to create a realistic family home that was stylish, playable and on one level. I wanted to make sure it wasn't too large so it didn't take your Sims two hours to get from the street to the kitchen. I hope I have accomplished that.

Lot Features

Three good sized bedroom. One master, two child rooms. The kids rooms are both large enough to accommodate the kids right through to their teenage years. They can also have another bed/crib added with plenty of room to move if need be.

One and a half bathrooms. I didn't give the master bedroom an en-suite this time. The home is only on one level so a full bathroom and a WC was sufficient. There is, of course, plenty of room to expand if you'd like to build one.

Sunken kitchen/dining. This room looks out over the pool and rear gardens.

Sunken living room. The living room is separate from the kitchen/dining, but it too is sunken. It's a generous size and it overlooks the pretty gardens and the kids play area outside so mum & dad can keep an eye on the kids!

The lot also contains a single carport, swimming pool, kids outside play area and it's completely landscaped.

It was built at 2250 Pinochle Point (3x3) and furnished it costs $104,393 and unfurnished $65,477.

If you guys seem to enjoy this home, I will be completing an entire series for Pinochle Point over the coming weeks so please leave feedback so I know whether to continue this project.

Enjoy!

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: 104,393

Custom Content Included:
- Balancing Act Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Chaorce Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Cookie Girl Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Diamonds Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Garden Passage Five Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Garden Passage Four Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Garden Passage One Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Garden Passage Three Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Garden Passage Two Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Golden One Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Paris Flower One Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Paris Flower Three Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Paris Flower Two Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Pink Flower Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Pink Purple Flowers Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Purple Flower Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Reggiano Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Seashell One Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Seashell Three Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Seashell Two Painting by Sims Art Gallery
- Summer Rental Painting by Sims Art Gallery

>> PLEASE NOTE: <<

I have added a link to another carpet pattern which I *may* have used in this build. It's so hard to remember which carpet is which, so I've listed all 3 which I use in any of my builds. If anything was displaying white for you on a previous download, please install this carpet pattern and all should be fine.

Additional Credits:
I apologize in advanced for the amount of custom content I used in this lot, but I felt it was all necessary. Most of you will probably have the majority of the below shopping list anyway so hopefully it won't be too much of a pain to grab what you don't have.

Of course, this content is not required to play the lot, but it's highly recommended you have it installed. Thank you to the wonderful creators.

Included Custom Content

I have included all the paintings I used from Sims Art Gallery in this download. I used quite a number of their incredible work and thought it too many to list separately since there's so much other CC that went into this lot. So, the paintings are included and are in two separate .rar files.

MTS Custom Content

Two Seamless Rug Patterns by vlydia

TS2 Carpet Conversions by JaneSamborski

TS2 Floors by Plum

Scents of the World Candles by damnedcitizen

Living Stairs by tammy_trauma

Indoor Plants 2 by lemoncandy

Potted Plant Recolors by lemoncandy

Indoor Plants 1 by lemoncandy

Stone Stairs & Railing by tammy_trauma

Westside Dining Set by Fresh-Prince

Roof Recolors by tammy_trauma

External Website Custom Content

Cushion from S.u.m.m.e.r. A.f.t.e.r.n.o.o.n

Plant from Mango Sims Bathroom Set

Rug from Stylist Sims Bedroom Set

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Paintings 2.rar | Paintings from &quot;Sims Art Gallery&quot;

Size: 5.44 MB · Downloads: 3,134 · 6th Sep 2009
5.44 MB 3,134 6th Sep 2009
Paintings 1.rar | Paintings from &quot;Sims Art Gallery&quot;

Size: 5.18 MB · Downloads: 3,257 · 6th Sep 2009
5.18 MB 3,257 6th Sep 2009
Suburban Living #1.rar

Size: 1.55 MB · Downloads: 5,539 · 6th Sep 2009
1.55 MB 5,539 6th Sep 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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Instructor
#2 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 7:55 PM
Love this! Good job and thanks for sharing!

^_^
Forum Resident
#3 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 9:49 PM
Whoa that's a lot of CC... The layout is very good, which makes a stunning livingroom, that is really well done!
Instructor
#4 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 12:39 AM
The lot is beautiful! great job.
Test Subject
#5 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 2:48 PM
This is totaly worth dowloading all the cc! Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#6 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 2:57 PM
This is great, i want to download it but i cant?!

My Sims 3 launcher loads and i press to download the house but it only loads like 1/10 of the way and goes back to the launcher screen without downloading?! Help!

It's called the tall poppy syndrome .. those below you will try to cut you down!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 3:33 PM
this is awesome, stunning work as usual !
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 5:15 PM
This is great! Thank you!

Andy: This year for Christmas, everyone's getting a handshake and an I.O.U.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 6:07 PM
so realistic ^^ great job!

I do not suffer from insanity...I enjoy every minute of it!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 7:25 PM
B-e-a-utiful
Test Subject
#11 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 10:47 PM
I was wondering about the slide, I see that it's pointed into the pool, I don't suppose the sim actually slides into the pool? That would be awesome.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#12 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 11:05 PM
@ Amy043 ... The file is fine, so I'm not sure why it isn't installing for you. Have you downloaded another lot and tried it?

@ LadyElina ... I didn't test it with this house but I have tested it in another. The sims will use the slide, but they don't "splash" into the pool. They walk on top of it. I just put the slide there for effect, so it's easily moved if you'd prefer it to work like normal.

Thanks everyone. I'm glad you like it.
Test Subject
#13 Old 8th Sep 2009 at 1:04 AM
A very beautiful home, by all means please continue the project!!
Test Subject
#14 Old 8th Sep 2009 at 4:29 AM
the house looks taht very comfortable~and it just like the real home of sims!
and thanks very much for create and sharing
Test Subject
#15 Old 8th Sep 2009 at 5:25 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sims3Addicted
@ LadyElina ... I didn't test it with this house but I have tested it in another. The sims will use the slide, but they don't "splash" into the pool. They walk on top of it. I just put the slide there for effect, so it's easily moved if you'd prefer it to work like normal.

Thanks everyone. I'm glad you like it.


I thought as much, but I was hoping you've discovered a magical way of making a poolslide. It's a very nice house though, it has encouraged me to get loads more custom content.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 8th Sep 2009 at 7:21 AM
Yeah, I'm sorry about the amount of CC in this lot. Believe it or not, I tried to keep it minimal :\

I'm working on more for this series, and the CC won't be as extensive as this one. Not only is it a pain for you guys to install it all, it's a pain to list it all
Test Subject
#17 Old 8th Sep 2009 at 1:14 PM
Thanks. Beautiful.
Great Job!!!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 17th Sep 2009 at 3:48 AM Last edited by Wolfgurl685 : 17th Sep 2009 at 4:00 AM.
I downloaded this house into my game and for some odd reason most of the furniture (beds, living room floor and couch) they're all white. Where did you get the patterns for them? Also downloaded everything you said you used. So a bit confused to why I have white rooms
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#19 Old 17th Sep 2009 at 7:50 AM
The bedding, carpets and sofa are all carpet patterns which are listed in the custom content on the main page.

EDIT: I've just gone through all my bookmarks checking each link and I found another carpet link which *may* have been used. I can't tell, since obviously I have the CC installed, but can you download >> this << pattern and see if it works for you please? Gawd, I hope I hadn't missed this all along.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 17th Sep 2009 at 7:59 PM
That did the trick =D Now the rooms are no longer white anymore =3
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#21 Old 17th Sep 2009 at 8:44 PM
Awesome! Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention. I'm glad it's fixed
Test Subject
#22 Old 18th Sep 2009 at 10:16 AM
Is such beautyful, thank you a lot for sharing it!
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 18th Sep 2009 at 3:26 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Field Researcher
#24 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 9:41 AM
Your interior design sense is impeccable! I love it.
Test Subject
#25 Old 3rd Oct 2009 at 2:18 AM
This is absolutely beautiful. Can I live here please?!
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