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Gothic Ultra-Vertical

by scoopy_loopy Posted 17th Mar 2013 at 2:51 AM - Updated 18th Nov 2019 at 6:57 AM by scoopy_loopy
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A few months ago I decided to start testing darker CAST patterns, and this house sort of took on its own shape and inspiration from the results. Its very, very dark woods and black paint just all seemed to come together better than I had previously thought, and make for some pretty dramatic rooms -- especially when it causes the coloured fabrics to leap right out.

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The basement contains the kitchen (which I imagined as once being solely the domain of employed servants, but was renovated perhaps in the early 1900s to something alike a French-style, with the main residants first beginning to use the space for themselves), a breakfast area, wine racks, and a bathroom (which I imagined was perhaps once servants quarters as well, but was updated with the new kitchen; although it is still quite rustic.); On the main floor is a parlor with grand piano, dining room, powder room, and foyer with the sweeping staircase dominating the very tall room; the 2nd floor contains 2 bedrooms and a shared half-bathroom; the 3rd floor houses the master bedroom complete with ensuit; the 4th and final floor is the library (which also contains a secret room), the sunroom, and the only accessible balcony.

The home has been completely playtested (my current legacy family lives here); perhaps some mirrors will be inaccessible as some are placed decoratively, I can not recommend lighting the fires without first making them fireproof, or installing a suitable mod - they inhabit very cluttered areas.
Features:
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2.5+.5 Bathroms (The mainbathroom, ensuit, a shared half-bathroom and a powder room)
  • Grand staircase
  • Library
  • Sun room
Furnished: 213 072
Unfurnished: 109 238
Built with base-game patch: 1.47
Lot Size: 10x20
(Not included) CC from, and massive thanks to:

Lot Size: 1x2
Lot Price: 213072

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
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.

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Built with Game Version: 1.47
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Size: 5.56 MB · Downloads: 1,717 · 17th Mar 2013
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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.
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 17th Mar 2013 at 5:05 AM
OMG love it, reminds me Grimmauld Place from Harry Potter
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#3 Old 17th Mar 2013 at 5:25 AM
LOL! It's funny you should mention that because this house began as a pattern experiment and I had Grimmauld Place in mind!

Thanks, Witerwings... or should I say Buckbeak. :D
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#4 Old 17th Mar 2013 at 7:34 AM
WOW, this is beautiful, thank you for sharing.
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#5 Old 17th Mar 2013 at 9:28 AM
This is fabulous - I used to live in a (significantly less well decorated and less gothic - ours was bright redbrick outside and magnolia inside!) one of these as a student - 3 flights of stairs every morning to have breakfast!

I love this version - have to have it in my game, now - have just the family in mind (co-incidentally - nothing to do with HP.... but they are called Black ;-) )

Thank you for all of your hard work, and for your generosity in sharing it!



Edited for grammar. Because I am useless at proofreading. Aargh.
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#6 Old 17th Mar 2013 at 11:46 AM
It looks so beautiful and dark, its very appealing, well done! It kind of reminds me of the house from the 'Panic Room'.
Test Subject
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#7 Old 17th Mar 2013 at 2:47 PM
thankyou!!!!!!! it looks so nice!!!!
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#8 Old 17th Mar 2013 at 10:06 PM
Oh my! This place does look exactly like I imagined Grimmauld Place would look. Perfect!
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#9 Old 18th Mar 2013 at 5:05 AM
When I saw the title, I was a little skeptical. Then I, out of curiosity, took a closer look.
I love this. It's gorgeous! It's not just a typical 'Gothic' mansion full of the colour black. It looks like you've put so much work into this and having it on such a small lot could really come in handy for those of us who play on smaller map sizes which don't include large lots. The best part of all - it doesn't stick out ridiculous amounts, it still could blend in to most towns. I feel this home would suit Vampires well, which is something I've really been searching for. While my style for Vampire homes is a welcoming, normal exterior with a dark and vampiric interior I have to say this is just stunning. It's creepy and dark but it still seems.. Homely.
Gah, I love it!!! Thank you.
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#10 Old 18th Mar 2013 at 5:19 AM
Amazing design, can i ask what world is that?
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#11 Old 18th Mar 2013 at 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by eclipsse
This is fabulous - I used to live in a (significantly less well decorated and less gothic - ours was bright redbrick outside and magnolia inside!) one of these as a student - 3 flights of stairs every morning to have breakfast!


Thanks for the compliments and the little story! I'm jealous! We have nothing like this in my country that I know of.



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Originally Posted by Pink_Pwincess
When I saw the title, I was a little skeptical. Then I, out of curiosity, took a closer look.
I love this. It's gorgeous! It's not just a typical 'Gothic' mansion full of the colour black. It looks like you've put so much work into this and having it on such a small lot could really come in handy for those of us who play on smaller map sizes which don't include large lots. The best part of all - it doesn't stick out ridiculous amounts, it still could blend in to most towns. I feel this home would suit Vampires well, which is something I've really been searching for. While my style for Vampire homes is a welcoming, normal exterior with a dark and vampiric interior I have to say this is just stunning. It's creepy and dark but it still seems.. Homely.
Gah, I love it!!! Thank you.


Thanks very much! And d'aww, you didn't like my title? I think it sounds kind of lame too but according to wiki "ultra-vertical" really is a thing. Maybe I should change it.

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Originally Posted by 505dude
Amazing design, can i ask what world is that?


St. Claire.

Well that's what happens when you're on your own and you're alright at letting nice things go
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 20th Mar 2013 at 9:12 PM
Wonderful production. May I include this in a world I am nearing completion on, it fits perfectly in an area I had in mind?
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#13 Old 20th Mar 2013 at 10:59 PM
Time to start horror TV!
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#14 Old 21st Mar 2013 at 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by PWN9483
Wonderful production. May I include this in a world I am nearing completion on, it fits perfectly in an area I had in mind?


Sure, just a mention in credit would be nice. I'd love a link to the world.

Well that's what happens when you're on your own and you're alright at letting nice things go
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#15 Old 29th Mar 2013 at 12:08 AM
This looks awesome! Love the detail and the height! Pretty cool!!!

P.S. Love the title
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#16 Old 30th Mar 2013 at 3:33 PM
This is absolutely incredible!
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#17 Old 10th Jun 2014 at 2:43 AM
wow.
I just followed your nickname to this page, and found this. I had to favorite. I don't have the EPs to play it, but it's just too beautiful to ignore.