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Stonewater Estate - Updated

by Flabs & Tom Posted 17th Oct 2010 at 5:14 AM - Updated 20th Oct 2010 at 12:23 PM by Flabs & Tom
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 9 Thanks Posts
You may be wondering who we are, well, Flabaliki and TVRdesigns have joined forces. For the first lot, we have attempted to achieve a lot with a "wow" factor. This lot, was originally intended to be a sequel to Auburn Conservatory (created by Flabaliki), but developed it's own style as construction continued.

This lot has been 12 months in the making, although most of that time it was sitting in Flabaliki's lot bin...

Description

Stonewater Estate is a contemporary family home, complete with 4 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms.
Relax in style with the brilliantly outfitted living spaces, tinted and accented by a beautiful warm red colour.
Work in style in a state of the art, slickly furnished study nook, complete with its very own library and spectacular views of the lush garden.
The master bedroom, complete with en-suite, includes a vanity, library, and a warm, cozy fire that just screams parental retreat.
Each bathroom has perfect full length mirrors, huge bathtubs, and vibrant feature walls, to give the ultimate refreshing feeling, while still maintaining the "home-sweet-home" vibe that we all crave.

Outside, the home is lavishly landscaped, with the finest plants, and fertilised with only the finest llama dung.
The greenhouse, although small, is filled to the brim with plant-life, and is the perfect place for your greenthumb type Sims to hang.
The play area is perfect for the kids, with a sandbox, a swing and a slide. The kids will surely be occupied for hours upon end.
There is also a cabana which can EASILY be converted to a fifth bedroom, but why would you want to do that, when you can have your own game house complete with its very own kitchen?
Adittionally there is a personal vegetable garden, abolishing the need to go shop for food.

The lake is perhaps the most awe inspiring landscape feature, boasting its very own bridge and mini-island, its the perfect place for that romantic evening, without even having to set foot outside your property.


Includes
4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Study
Greenhouse
Pool
Cabana/Pool-house
Lake w/ Bridge
Vegetable Garden
2 Car Garage

Details
Price Furnished - 319,055
Price Unfurnished - 175,697
Lot Size - 60x60
Location - 15 Summer Hill Court, Sunset Valley
Completion Time - 1 month (in the space of a year)

Pictures




Custom Content
Flabaliki has created all cc that has been used in the creation of this lot. You will need:

Just a Build Set by Flabaliki at TSS
Alder Stairs by Flabaliki at TSS
Retaining Walls by Flabaliki at TSS
Half Wall by Flabaliki at TSS
Axle Dining Set by Flabaliki at TSS

Those who downloaded the file before 20th October, please re-download, any errors you may be experience should now be fixed!

Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: See in Post

Additional Credits:
Armiel, QBuilderz and HystericalParoxysm for feedback throughout the design process

Also, TVRdesigns would like to thank Flabaliki's lot bin for not spontaneously combusting.

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 Ambitions
Built with Game Version: 4.3.4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Stonewater Estate.rar | Stonewater Estate - Updated 20th Oct

Size: 2.24 MB · Downloads: 4,647 · 17th Oct 2010
2.24 MB 4,647 17th Oct 2010
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Veteran Finn
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#2 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 6:51 AM
You guys made such an amazing job with this "little secret"

...I already used all my adjectives while this was a WIP, so I can't think of anything new to add here ....
Forum Resident
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#3 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 8:27 AM
This home transcends the cliche words I would generally use so. This is because it's so phenomenally exquisite I can't think of any words. I adore the various techniques you used in this creation. Spectacular work. :D
Theorist
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#4 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 3:59 PM
Wow, this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.
Wiki Wizard
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#5 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 4:44 PM
I've given you my praise already, but i'll do it again because it's so awesome...
*clears throught*
Oh my gord! This is just totally out of this world amazing, i love the floor plan and landscaping and pretty much everything about it, you're both amazing creators, oh and the green house is super cute and awesome too!
Test Subject
#6 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 10:27 PM
I think it's awesome but I'm having a problem... Whenever I try installing it and it says it's installed, it doesn't show... Whenever I look in the Game Launcher it just shows a box and not the estate.. Can you help me???
Test Subject
#7 Old 18th Oct 2010 at 8:45 AM
hey it doesn't show up!? i have installed the house and its say successful but when i played the game it doesn't showed up and when i open the sims 3 launcher its does not installed. ;(
Instructor
#8 Old 18th Oct 2010 at 9:56 AM
@emiko.itooshi and syazwan3214

I tested the installation before upload, so it works. Sometimes I get this problem with lots though. Try putting the .sims3pack straight into your "Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads" folder, then try installing it from the launcher.

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Test Subject
#9 Old 18th Oct 2010 at 3:20 PM
so i put the .sims3pack into downloads folder and installed from launcher and it says already installed but when i checked the game it doesn't showed up. maybe decrapify it first?
Test Subject
#10 Old 18th Oct 2010 at 6:00 PM
I have the same problem with installation. Except, I cant even run the game if I have it installed. I uninstalled it and it runs fine. It reminds me of the problem I had with a computer that I downloaded from an EA pre order that never worked. Same issue, wouldnt install correctly, and if it was I couldnt start the game. I enjoy your work, and would love to have this home in my collection. If you have any ideas, I'm all ears. Thank you!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#11 Old 20th Oct 2010 at 12:28 PM
Update, 20th Oct

Ok, so, we've re-exported the lot, and re-packed it. I tested the install and so did Tom, so hopefully this one should work for you guys. The new file is attached above

Flabaliki
Test Subject
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#12 Old 20th Oct 2010 at 1:16 PM
works like a charm! thanks for update! cheers!
Test Subject
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22nd Oct 2010 at 7:42 PM
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Field Researcher
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#13 Old 23rd Oct 2010 at 3:37 AM
What house did you get. Give us Screenshots please.
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 23rd Oct 2010 at 11:15 PM
I installed the original release and then deleted and installed the updated release but still have that install problem with it showing as not installed.
Test Subject
#15 Old 6th Nov 2010 at 2:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by emiko.itooshi
I think it's awesome but I'm having a problem... Whenever I try installing it and it says it's installed, it doesn't show... Whenever I look in the Game Launcher it just shows a box and not the estate.. Can you help me???


Same here, using updated version as well.

When examining the Sims3pack file with various editors, it doesn't seem to know which type of lot it is, nor the game version.
Test Subject
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#16 Old 28th Nov 2010 at 1:08 PM
Amazing house but too big :x
Test Subject
#17 Old 26th Dec 2010 at 4:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by emiko.itooshi
I think it's awesome but I'm having a problem... Whenever I try installing it and it says it's installed, it doesn't show... Whenever I look in the Game Launcher it just shows a box and not the estate.. Can you help me???


I am having this same problem. On the launcher it just shows as a box, not the state image like other lots. Any tips from anyone on how to get this amazing looking home to work?
Alchemist
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#18 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 11:14 AM
When I saw the front I was like: meh. And when I saw the back I was like: O.O
I just love the house especially the backyard :D
Test Subject
#19 Old 1st Aug 2011 at 11:52 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZaorAlexandros
I am having this same problem. On the launcher it just shows as a box, not the state image like other lots. Any tips from anyone on how to get this amazing looking home to work?


Same problem here...any solutions?
Test Subject
#20 Old 13th Feb 2012 at 8:58 PM
Just downloaded this and couldn't wait to play
Shame I have the same problem as everyone else *sob*
Test Subject
#21 Old 20th Feb 2012 at 5:57 PM
Two questions:

1. Has the problem experienced by the people above been fixed? Or, at least, debugged?

2. I noticed that some CC (e.g. Axle Dining Set) have also been uploaded to MTS. Must I use the TSS version, instead?

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfection.
Test Subject
#22 Old 26th Jun 2012 at 1:58 PM
This house looks fantastic! But I'm having a problem downloading it. I install it to the game, and when I go to place it, it's not in the lot bin? What do I do?