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Maywood House – Small villa – No CC

by plasticbox Posted 14th Nov 2009 at 3:42 AM
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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.
A representative little villa with a very functional and family friendly layout. It will sleep at least four sims and can easily be adapted for more – without touching the floorplan, nine or ten sims could comfortably live here. The house sits on a 20x30 lot which is fully landscaped with a pool, outdoor sitting/dining/barbecue, covered terrace and balcony, driveways, a vegetable garden, and a play area for the children.

On the ground floor is an entrance, a small formal living room, a bathroom (toilet) and a formal-ish dining room with open kitchen – a 3x1 dining table would also fit in here, if six is not enough (see post #2 for an alternate layout). A larger family living room is in the basement, along with a full bath and an empty spare room; the upstairs floor has three bedrooms, a full bath, and a play area for the children with access to a large open balcony. On the top floor is a double bedroom with private bath.

1 x double bedroom
3 x single/twin bedroom (one of them a nursery)
4 x bathroom (one of them private)
1 x kitchen/dining
3 x living room
1 x spare room (empty)

Playtested with 5–8 sims plus guests for more than a sim week. See post #2 (first comment) for overview screenshots as well as an alternate layout for the ground floor (with an extra bathroom; might be useful if you have really many sims).

Even though this house is really compact, it is quite a bit larger than my other ones – I had to lower my settings in order to play without lag. I recommend you test how it performs before moving in your favourite family. (I have a relatively nice computer – 2.4GHz dual core, 4GB RAM, GeForce 8600M GT –; OTOH, looking at all the uber mansions on this site, I take it people tend to have better machines than I do. So it may not be an issue for you).

Please don't PM me with questions. Post questions/feedback about this particular house in this thread, generic build mode stuff in the Build Mode forum. Thanks.

Base Game content only. This house will look exactly like on the screenshots.

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 91.030§ F, 59.185§ U
Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
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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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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Pettifogging Legalist!
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Original Poster
#2 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 3:43 AM
Here's the overview screenshots (to see playability), plus one alternative layout for the ground floor. The extra bathroom + larger dining might be useful when the house is used for a lot of sims.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Field Researcher
#3 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 4:23 AM
Very nice, I love it! Thanks! :O)
Field Researcher
#4 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 2:24 PM
It's actually pretty good looking. I like it.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 3:26 PM
I don't normally download houses but this is gorgeous, well made, and looks very playable. I have just the classy sim to put in it, and its on my favorite lot in sunset valley <3 Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 3:50 PM
I love it when a house looks realistic, thank you!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 4:52 PM Last edited by ruthless_kk : 15th Nov 2009 at 12:38 AM. Reason: typo fixed
Major amounts of cuteness! Plastic, I love your builds because you keep things small and the proportions are so well done....they just ooze charm.

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), "Of Beauty"
Zombie Socks
#8 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 5:24 PM
My gosh that is adorable! Usually I don't download houses, but I will certainly make an exception for this one!

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Field Researcher
#9 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 5:51 PM
Absolutely fabulous, as usual!!! You have been my favorite builder since the sims2. I must have downloaded all of your houses. Thank you for all of your hard work.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 6:07 PM
Really beautiful house and with a nice floorplan Thanks a lot! I only download your houses nowadays since no others can live up to the expectations you've created, haha.
Field Researcher
#11 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 6:40 PM
I ADORE this house. The architecture is amazing, the rooms are nice and cozy and set up nicely and I love the exterior. Amazing job!
#12 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 7:33 PM
This house is the perfect example of why you are my favourite builder. As ruthless_kk said this house and your others ooze should have a puddle! Well done and thank you once again! XD

Lab Assistant
#13 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 7:52 PM
I have to admit that i'm a sucker for this particular architectural style. I especially like the mansards and the gabled roofing. The landscaping is incredibly clean and organized considering the small size of the lawn. Now i'll have to demolish a default EA lot to place this one (who cares, they suck anyway lol).

If you would create something, you must be something.
Field Researcher
#14 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 11:41 PM
Gold Trimmed 'plasticbox' another remarkable job.
You always amaze me, I love this house!!

Thank You!

Test Subject
#15 Old 15th Nov 2009 at 1:01 AM
I love it, I will download it! I just got how the stairs work... kinda... but how do you get to the basement? >.< I don't see the stairs to them...
#16 Old 15th Nov 2009 at 7:45 AM
I love this house. It's beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. :D
Pettifogging Legalist!
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#17 Old 15th Nov 2009 at 8:00 AM
Akkuonna, please look at the screenshots. The stairs to the basement are clearly visible .. bottom left of the floorplan, top left of the overview pic.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Test Subject
#18 Old 15th Nov 2009 at 9:35 PM
I think this is absolutely fabulous. Thanks for the heads up on the possible lag. I seriously need to upgrade my RAM.... I'm bookmarking this so once I get around to upgrading, my sims will be able to fully appreciate it.
#19 Old 16th Nov 2009 at 12:33 AM
Really amazing work, plasticbox! It looks so stately!
Mad Poster
#20 Old 16th Nov 2009 at 8:04 AM
Gorgeous ! Thanks for sharing
Pettifogging Legalist!
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#21 Old 17th Nov 2009 at 8:13 PM
sparkleshatter: I've meanwhile moved some sims out of that house, and the lag is gone (I'm playing with my usual settings again, with 4-5 sims). So apparently the problem wasn't (only) the lot, it was the number of sims it seems.

(Still, my advice would be to test it before moving in .. every machine performs differently, and I can only speak about my own setup).

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Test Subject
#22 Old 18th Nov 2009 at 3:57 AM
This is amazing! Thank you so much.
Test Subject
#23 Old 19th Nov 2009 at 6:09 PM
I love it!

It's just perfekt, like all the other houses you created in the past.

Can't wait to see the Backdoor Lane-houses for the Sims 3!
#24 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 5:34 AM
What a beautiful, charming and practical to play mini mansion I love the size of the rooms, their decor and that lovely window box at the rear
Test Subject
#25 Old 18th Dec 2009 at 11:00 PM
the best
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