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Pinot Starter Home - !Basegame, CC FREE!

by TVRdesigns Posted 29th Oct 2010 at 4:06 PM - Updated 28th Oct 2010 at 12:03 PM by TVRdesigns
17 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks Posts


I was sick of seeing starter homes that were drab, boring, poorly landscaped and badly decorated, so I decided to try my own hand at creating them.
This is my second attempt, after my first attempt, a Spanish style lot, failed miserably (walls alone were near 21k). I set out to make something fresh, inviting, and with a very cozy, lived in feeling, while still keeping my modern style.

I am not the best starter maker, but, I reckon I accomplished what I set out to.

The lot contains 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a kitchen, living/dining area and a carport.


-Kitchen- Cabinets, Sink, Stove, Fridge, Fire Alarm
-Living Area- Sofa, TV, Dining Table w/4 Chairs
-Bathroom- Toilet, Shower, Sink
-Bedroom- Bed, Bookcase, 2 Bedside Tables, Dresser, Mirror

*There are also paintings and decoration scattered throughout the home*

The exterior has a car park, and is tastefully landscaped.

All this can be yours for a mere 15,768 Simoleons!

Lot Info

Size - 10x10
Price Furn. - 15768
Price Unfurn. - 10,597
Built in - Hammond Island by me
Playtested? - Yep, for 2 sim days, which also helped lower the price of the lot, just for you.

Lot Size: 1x1
Lot Price: See Post

Additional Credits:
QBUILDERZ, as usual, none of the others saw this one, I built it and uploaded straight away Also, the name was entirely his idea, he also had a story to go with it, but I am really tired, wanted to keep the post short and sweet, unlike my usual uploads, but thanks again Q, you're awesome.

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
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
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
PinotStarter.rar | Pinot Starter.rar

Size: 2.93 MB · Downloads: 4,717 · 29th Oct 2010
2.93 MB 4,717 29th 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!
17 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 4:48 PM
What a lovely little starter. I like the colours and the patterns you used for this build. The floorplan is great.
Veteran Finn
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#3 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 5:26 PM
/me spots a cute little house

Great job Tom!!
Test Subject
#4 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 7:49 PM
Wow. This looks great for a low budget home. Going to start a new sim just so I can live in this one.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 10:01 PM
it's so perfect! thank you soooo much!
Test Subject
#6 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 11:42 PM
I love it. Wonderful job
Forum Resident
#7 Old 30th Oct 2010 at 8:17 PM
This house is adorable! I wish I could build and decorate as good as you. I'm gunna make a new sim couple so I can use it right away.
Forum Resident
#8 Old 1st Nov 2010 at 7:36 AM
OoOOo this is so orgasmic
#9 Old 1st Nov 2010 at 10:02 PM
Yay! Now I have the perfect house to start a fresh game with, thanks Tom :D
Test Subject
#10 Old 20th Dec 2010 at 8:11 PM
Loved the interior decor, absolutely wonderful. :D
You did great and def. accomplished your goal!! woo
Test Subject
#11 Old 22nd Jan 2011 at 2:56 AM
Very nice for a starter!
Test Subject
#12 Old 23rd Jan 2011 at 6:45 PM
Thank you for this starter home. I noticed that 2nd floor the doors to bedroom and bath are opened toward each other. Did you use any codes to place these this way?
Again Thank You for this home.
Test Subject
#13 Old 28th Mar 2011 at 3:08 PM
WOW one of the best starter homes I have ever seen Its so cool and its in a Medium class budget great for places like Twin Brook or Sunset Valley. But I am here to request something...a house for the sims 3, I want it to simplistic modern between 3 to 5 bedrooms NO CC and it should be BASE GAME if you have the time please do make this house, I am pretty knew around here and I love your work
Test Subject
#14 Old 5th Jun 2011 at 3:56 AM
This is so cute! Awesome starter home!
Test Subject
#15 Old 22nd Jun 2011 at 12:17 AM
I love this little house, it's really a perfect starter home. Thanks so much!! I hope to see more from you!
Test Subject
#16 Old 14th Jul 2011 at 9:19 AM
Thank you! Hooray for starter homes.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 21st Oct 2011 at 1:11 AM
Perfect bachelor pad.
Test Subject
#18 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 3:13 AM
I love little houses and lots.... I downloaded this awhile ago and I don't know why I didn't comment. AWESOMe.