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568 Decatur Street - NO CC

by daluved1 Posted 8th Aug 2010 at 12:55 AM
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New Orleans, Louisiana--my birth town--is definitely where my heart is at. One of the traits about New Orleans that I love is the architecture, and I've always wanted to build something "Orleans-esque". My all time favorite place to be is in the French Quarter because I love the houses down there. The architecture in the French Quarter is so rich and diverse that it was hard for me to pick a particular style. But, I settled on a more modern townhouse that I've seen before.



On of my favorite feature about these styles of homes is the interior floor plans. To eliminate wasted space, some apartments and townhouses don't have large halls. Instead the rooms tend to open into each other. I tried my best to recreate that look.

Also, another characteristic of these types of townhouses is the slightly dated interior. I decorated the walls with lots of frilly, garish wallpapers and dark wood floors to give it that worn in, antique feel.



This house is designed to fit up to three sims comfortably. It has a garage, laundry room, living room, study nook, kitchen, dining room, 2 bedrooms and one bath.

There is a "balcony" on the second floor, however it's inaccessible. In real life, small balconies like this don't have a door to them. Instead, you're supposed to crawl through the window. Weird...but true!

568 Decatur Street is built on a tiny 10x10 lot. The townhouse takes up a good 98% of the lot, so that way you could place several of these side-by-side to create a compact urban setting. Or even squeeze this between other building to mimic a downtown, city look.

There is almost no CC needed. The only thing you need is the scalloped roof (mint) by QBUILDERZ found here.

My intention was to make this base game only, but the CC from Ambitions was just too perfect for this style of home to pass up. Therefore, you'll need Base Game, World Adventures and Ambitions to install this house.


Unfurnished:
26,141

Lot Size: 1x1
Lot Price: 51,203
Tags: #town, #house, #new, #orleans

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
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 Ambitions
Built with Game Version: 4.2.32
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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568 Decatur Street.rar

Size: 2.73 MB · Downloads: 1,157 · 8th Aug 2010
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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.

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Scholar
#2 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 1:10 AM
I have no idea of New Orleans building style, but it looks nice
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 1:26 AM Last edited by moiraesfate : 8th Aug 2010 at 1:39 AM.
Oh wow. I live in New Orleans. This is just cool. I don't think this is a real house though. Hotels and businesses are all on Decatur St. (Rue Decatur officially) I don't think there are any residents. I'll check next time I'm downtown though. It looks like one of the houses a little to the side of the Quarter. It DOES feel like New Orleans. Like a house thats been updated recently in the downtown area. Maybe out near Frenchmans.

candlelight, New Orleans style is like nothing anywhere else in the country. Its a combination of french with a dash of victorian.

What I really appreciate is that this house isn't a shotgun. They're so common in NO that most people think thats what the houses are like.
Instructor
#4 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 11:13 AM
Thank you for this beauitful home - The outside may be simple, but it is definitely striking. It'll look great repeated in a long row
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#5 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 5:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by moiraesfate
Oh wow. I live in New Orleans. This is just cool. I don't think this is a real house though. Hotels and businesses are all on Decatur St. (Rue Decatur officially) I don't think there are any residents. I'll check next time I'm downtown though. It looks like one of the houses a little to the side of the Quarter. It DOES feel like New Orleans. Like a house thats been updated recently in the downtown area. Maybe out near Frenchmans.

candlelight, New Orleans style is like nothing anywhere else in the country. Its a combination of french with a dash of victorian.

What I really appreciate is that this house isn't a shotgun. They're so common in NO that most people think thats what the houses are like.


I just picked a random street. Lol. But I'm so over joyed that someone knows the style of house that I'm talking about!

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#6 Old 9th Aug 2010 at 4:19 AM
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Originally Posted by daluved1
I just picked a random street. Lol. But I'm so over joyed that someone knows the style of house that I'm talking about!


lol. I know the feeling.
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#7 Old 9th Aug 2010 at 12:13 PM
this is what i need ^^ thx

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#8 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 12:25 PM
I love the size of the rooms, it just looks so cosy

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#9 Old 13th Aug 2010 at 6:37 AM
Thank you! I love New Orleans and live there most of the year, so it's wonderful that I can add a bit of Nola flavor to my Sims. I love the French Quarter too.
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#10 Old 14th Jun 2011 at 2:06 AM Last edited by kriskty : 14th Jun 2011 at 3:06 AM.
This is so cute, I love the idea of placing several of these houses in one area. (Which is exactly what I'm going to do) Thank you!

Edit: This looks amazing in game, thanks again!
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#11 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 9:15 AM
I love New Orleans style stuff. It looks really great on the inside too, thanks!