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Villa McPhee

by Ferguson Avenue Posted 3rd Jan 2016 at 7:48 PM - Updated 24th Nov 2017 at 3:29 PM by Fergus' Mind
8 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
Warning. If bright garish colours aren't to your taste, look away now.

Built in 1893, this Victorian home is like something out of a fairy tale; its towering facade smiles down upon you from behind the hedging and roses. The colourful and whimsical interior await beyond to enchant you the moment you step foot inside.

This is a house I've been working on for quite some time, I've had to revise it many times, mainly for the staircase, although I'm quite happy with how it's turned out. My original inspiration for the house came from the film set for the first 'Nanny McPhee' film, hence why the interior is far more lavish with colour than my usual uploads. The film is one of my favourite (partly because of the house and partly because of Emma Thompson) and I really felt inspired to try something a bit different. I have a fondness for bright, garish, high Victorian style colour-schemes, and this lot gave me the chance to play about with them, regardless of how tasteful some of you may consider the results...

Lot Info:
The house is built on a 40 by 40 lot costing 255,317 Simoleons furnished and 172,252 Simoleons unfurnished.

Creator Notes:
The oven and all of the fireplaces have been upgraded to 'fireproof'.
Any issues? Let me know.

Lot Size: 40x40
Lot Price (furnished): 255,317 Simoleons
Lot Price (unfurnished): 172,252 Simoleons

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 Supernatural
Built with Game Version: 1.67.2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Villa McPhee.7z

Size: 3.66 MB · Downloads: 231 · 24th Nov 2017
3.66 MB 231 24th Nov 2017
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#2 Old 3rd Jan 2016 at 8:45 PM
Yeah! Its finished! Beautifully done! Love all the colors/ combinations you used! It suites perfectly in the Victorian era! Love it!!!
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 4th Jan 2016 at 1:41 AM
This is very lovely. Thank you!
Mad Poster
#4 Old 12th Jan 2016 at 8:10 PM
I love it, Fergus! What a wonderful house!
Test Subject
#5 Old 13th Apr 2016 at 9:41 PM
#6 Old 4th May 2016 at 7:55 PM

Actually, this lot made me go out and see the Nanny McPhee movie a while back, and now I completely understand. You've done an amazing job of capturing the fantastical colors schemes. The floor plan is great and I love the glass partition to the kitchen.
Field Researcher
7th Dec 2016 at 4:53 PM
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Field Researcher
#7 Old 7th Dec 2016 at 4:55 PM
Going into the Kitchen/Basement actually makes you swim in thin air after going down normally, then back up, then falling through the stairs to swim and going back up involves climbing the banks instead of stairs. Not good at all.
Original Poster
#8 Old 9th Dec 2016 at 8:14 AM
Originally Posted by t888
Going into the Kitchen/Basement actually makes you swim in thin air after going down normally, then back up, then falling through the stairs to swim and going back up involves climbing the banks instead of stairs. Not good at all.

Thanks for letting me know.

This isn't a problem I've had when testing prior to uploading or playing afterwards because I had to have a sim go down there in the first place to upgrade the fireplaces and oven and then my sims' butler hasn't had any trouble going up and down on their own accord to prepare food and then serve it in the dinning room above.

Has this issue happened to you on multiple occasions or after reloading?
Has anyone else had this issue?