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Chateau De Soleil

by gogolinopz Posted 12th Jul 2013 at 4:55 PM - Updated 12th Jul 2013 at 6:16 PM by gogolinopz : Changes Required
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 20 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Seems like I am having flashbacks of the time when I was building and uploading lavish mansions on the Sims. I put a lot of effort into this palace, tried to do all the details exactly as I like them. This chateau should remind you of a relatively small French palace, with its mansard roofs, big arched windows and masonry walls. That is why I placed it in a medium-sized lot - 40x40 so that you wouldn't need to free one of your big lots. Also it could fit very nice in a bigger lot and leave plenty of space for a spacious garden. In this building I tried to resemble the so-called "Cour d'honneur" or court of honor and make it the centre of the architectural composition, although the hall inside the palace could also be considered as the centre of the composition. The chateau is open to the street and at the same time enclosed so that it could offer privacy. A rounded driveway surrounded by fountains creates an honorable entrance to the small, yet lavish palace.

I also included a picture of the back of the lot without the trees so that you could see the building better.

This home features six bathrooms and four bedrooms. Every bedroom is themed in a different colour and style of furniture. The adjacent bathrooms are also modeled after the colours of the bedrooms.

I really like this picture of the car and the chateau in background.

The living rooms is designed to be classy and inviting with it's soft colours and comfy furnishings.

I put a lot of effort into creating a good looking library that also offers the comfort of reading in a cozy atmosphere. It is connected with the living room through a big archway.

There is also a basement lounge that features a pool, a hot tub and a bar. I think it is a good idea when you have the little space in mind.

I really hope that you would enjoy downloading and installing the "Chateau de Soleil"

Lot size: 40x40
Furnished Price: 498.265
Unfurnished Price: 243.689
Bathrooms: 6
Bedrooms: 4
Car spaces: 1

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 498.265

Number of bedrooms: 4 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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Size: 2.68 MB · Downloads: 6,986 · 12th Jul 2013
2.68 MB 6,986 12th Jul 2013
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2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
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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.
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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 12th Jul 2013 at 5:44 PM
Stunning build, and it's HUGE! Thank you so much for sharing what was clearly some serious hard work.
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
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Mad Poster
#3 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 3:05 AM
Love the house you've made, gogolinopz
#4 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 3:08 AM Last edited by FREEDOM_55 : 18th Jul 2013 at 3:47 PM.
wow This house's bones are so beautiful. Everything is so perfect. I love the structure and french styling you've done. So elegant and not over the top lavishly tacky;very understated. It reminds me of Sims 2 lane from the sims 1. I always loved to play with that traditional mansion. And now have my new favourite go to masnion for the sims 3! Thank-you
Field Researcher
#5 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 3:16 AM
Fantastic! Congrats!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 10:27 AM
This is lovely - and thank you so much for fitting it onto a 40x40! You have really shown what is possible on a medium lot - fantastic!
Test Subject
#7 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 8:28 PM
Holy smokes, this is incredible! Way to go! And thank you for sharing!
Test Subject
#8 Old 14th Jul 2013 at 7:12 PM
Love this one and added it in my favorite. Thanks for sharing.
Mad Poster
#9 Old 14th Jul 2013 at 11:35 PM
Test Subject
#10 Old 15th Jul 2013 at 2:31 AM
Absolutely stunning. Thank you ever so much for sharing.
Test Subject
#11 Old 17th Jul 2013 at 5:28 AM
Wow! I very rarely download lots, but this is just too beautiful to pass up. Thank you so much for sharing!
Test Subject
#12 Old 17th Jul 2013 at 8:47 PM
Awesome! Thank you so much :3
#13 Old 17th Jul 2013 at 8:58 PM
Wonderful! The use of the fountains to make a smoothly curved drive is kinda genius. Well done!
Forum Resident
#14 Old 19th Jul 2013 at 5:27 AM
This kind of reminds me of Versailles a little, just the center main portion, though! Its very grand and elegant! love the courtyard with the fountains in the front! The main hall is perfect!

A job well done my good sir!
Test Subject
#15 Old 22nd Jul 2013 at 8:51 PM
Very impressive! I saw the rest of your lots as well and I looove your style. Exactly what I'm looking for.
Test Subject
#16 Old 27th Aug 2013 at 12:21 PM
Thank you for building this. It looks amazing!
Test Subject
#17 Old 29th Aug 2013 at 8:20 PM
Beautiful building, you're very talented! But the car, doeeee?
Test Subject
#18 Old 28th Sep 2013 at 5:12 PM
This is beautiful! It's going to be the perfect palace to showcase the Versailles set (store). Thanks!!!!! :)
#19 Old 24th Mar 2014 at 1:03 AM
Test Subject
#20 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 4:05 PM
I absolutely love this lot and style! It definitely is my favorite here on MTS, as I am a big fan of french chateaus. However I would really like to see an expanded version for a 60x60 or 64x64 lot including a garden and/or servant's quarters (possibly a garage?).

I know you have made Versaillesque with probably the same ideea in mind, but it is too lavish and impractical for my taste and for Sims to live in.

Those are just my two cents, a big kudos for sharing this lovely lot!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 6th Mar 2015 at 10:55 PM
thank you it's awesome
Test Subject
#22 Old 9th Sep 2015 at 9:59 PM
Very nice work. Thanks for your time and efforts. I will use Chateau De Soleil in my Sims 3 game. I have Sims 4 and like Sims 3 much better.