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Harmony: A Generation House

by romagi Posted 12th Mar 2010 at 5:00 PM
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In Sims 2 the grandparents didn’t age unless you played them, so I got in the habit of having them live with one of their children and help raise the grandchildren. Since they can age on their own in Sims 3 it is not necessary to do that but after trying it out I decided that I enjoy the extra help with the kids so I am starting a series of Generation Houses.

Other houses in the series:
Cherry Blossom Manor
Valentine Victorian

This house has master bedroom, 3 {4 x 6} child bedrooms and grandparent quarters. Hope you like stairs because this home has 4 levels.

The parents both being only children bought this home in the hopes of hearing lots of tiny footsteps, but as fate would have it, they where unable to have children until very late in life. With the help of fertility treatments they did finally have a set of twin girls. Shortly after the girls graduated high school the parents died. The girls not able to bare parting from each other returned to their childhood home. The oldest twin finally took over the master bedroom when she married and has recently started her family. The youngest twin has just married and moved into the lower level grandparent quarters.

The main floor has:
Great room w/ fireplace
Study / Den
Eat-in Kitchen with bar seating
Half bath
Master bedroom with full bath

The upstairs has:
3 child bedrooms {large enough to be adult bedrooms)
2 full baths

The walkout basement has:
Rec room
2 car garage

The basement has:
Adult bedroom
Child bedroom / study
Full bath +
Dinning area
Living area

The lot has:
Swimming pool
Room for 3 cars to park


HUGE THANKS to MTS for a place to share and you for looking!

Furnished - $174,578
Unfurnished - $96,560

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: $174,578

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3 World Adventures
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Harmony A Generation

Size: 2.59 MB · Downloads: 3,577 · 12th Mar 2010
2.59 MB 3,577 12th Mar 2010
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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.

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Test Subject
#3 Old 12th Mar 2010 at 6:52 PM
this house looks really beautiful and unique! thx for creating and sharing...
Field Researcher
#4 Old 12th Mar 2010 at 7:20 PM
I absolutely LOVE this house! You did a fantastic job and I wish I could live in one like it in real life! Just beautiful and I'm downloading it right now, along with the others in this series. Thank you romagi for sharing this with us! I'm going to really enjoy playing my own generational families in this.

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Test Subject
#5 Old 12th Mar 2010 at 7:32 PM
Bravo! This house is the bomb.
Test Subject
#6 Old 12th Mar 2010 at 8:10 PM
I'm having a problem /:
It won't download for some strange reason! I tried numerous times. HELP! D:
Test Subject
#7 Old 12th Mar 2010 at 9:44 PM
How were you able to have the ground slope against the lower level of the house? I tried that for FOREVER and it just kept making this weird space between the hilly part and the walls! Thanks, and awesome home!
#8 Old 12th Mar 2010 at 9:47 PM
Very nice

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#9 Old 12th Mar 2010 at 11:00 PM
This is really nice. I like the garage because it means the cars probably will not be burgled. (It really sucks when the burglar goes after the cars -- because in homes without garages, they never enter the house, and never trip the alarm. They just take a car and leave.) The basement is also nice, particularly for performing alchemical transmutations.
Original Poster
#10 Old 13th Mar 2010 at 12:36 AM
Thanks All !

jfacc: I am not sure why you can't. I just DLed it and it worked fine. I just clicked on it and when it said save or open I saved it to my doc then I unzipped it and then double clicked it and the launcher came up and installed it.

Is anyone else haveing a problem downloading it?

tamileek: I used the foundation wall for that part of the walk out, doing it the base game way for basements and then WA's way for the all basement part.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 13th Mar 2010 at 1:39 PM
Nice house, It is very creative. I love the "grandmas" area in the basement... It's laid out very well!

I think some people are having downloading problems because of the sheer size of the lot... Sadly, it happens to my uploads as well. Some lots are just a bit too big for some people's computers. Sorry to hear that this is happening to you-- It worked fine for me

Currently not able to take requests at this time... sorry!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 13th Mar 2010 at 2:56 PM
OMG I am loving this house you did a awesome job please keep making some split level houses.. Thank you for sharing.....

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Test Subject
#13 Old 13th Mar 2010 at 11:13 PM
I wasn't sure if I'd like this house, but after playing it for about half an hour it's become a definite favourite. Fantastic job, thank you for sharing!
Mad Poster
#14 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 9:40 AM
Beautiful house my friend ! I really love it ! Thanks alot for sharing
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#15 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 8:38 PM
Love it! Added to my favs =)

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Test Subject
#16 Old 15th Mar 2010 at 2:36 AM
So! I uninstalled some houses I downloaded from here so that I could get this one, and it worked! I figured those other houses were up for sufficing if I could get this one

It's beautiful and I'm glad I could download it! Thank you so much for your help!
Test Subject
#17 Old 15th Mar 2010 at 11:36 PM
your house is spectacular great job!
Original Poster
#18 Old 16th Mar 2010 at 8:16 PM
Thanks for all the nice comments!

Just a thought for those that like collection rooms or wine cellars...the basement is only under the rec room, it would be simple to extend it under the garage and put a door in the kitchenette area to access it.
17th Mar 2010 at 10:27 AM
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Lab Assistant
#19 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 2:11 PM
Great home! I love how authentic it looks from the outside Keep up the great work.....I need to run off and make a couple to move in!
27th Mar 2010 at 7:33 PM
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Original Poster
#20 Old 27th Mar 2010 at 9:10 PM
Seriously pekkakeppana - how old are you?

Since you did not ask a question I fail to see how I could answer it.

Maybe if you need information on how to build you should read some of the great tutorials they have on this site. Or perhaps post a question in the build forum for some information on what you are not understanding.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 20th Apr 2010 at 5:51 PM
Thank you for sharing this beautiful house - I love the front of the house and spacious configuration, great job!
Test Subject
#22 Old 13th Feb 2011 at 9:59 PM
Great house! Unfortunately, my sims have trouble leaving the lot. No matter where they leave from, they get that weird icon above their heads, then stomp and abort the action. I've messed around with it and I have no idea what's going on ... Maybe I'll try one of your other houses.
Original Poster
#23 Old 14th Feb 2011 at 9:46 AM
That's odd...I've not had that problem. Where did you place it? I'll try putting there and see if I get the problem also.
Test Subject
#24 Old 15th Feb 2011 at 3:03 AM
I placed it at 17 Sweetwater Loop.
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