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Ashmont - Country Estates Series - English Colonial - 3 BR, 3 BA, Furnished

by mairi0336 Posted 7th Feb 2007 at 5:56 AM - Updated 8th Feb 2007 at 9:03 AM by mairi0336
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The Country Estates collection continues in the European countryside, with a beautiful English Revival colonial. This traditional luxury home is modestly sized and beautifully detailed.

Ashmont is fully furnished and decorated, and features an efficient, unique floor plan, a pool with spa house, a garage, and so much more. Come explore it yourself!

This is the second house in the Country Estates collection (and there are more in the works).

Lot Size: 3x3
Fully Furnished: $241,848

Virtual Tour


This beautiful English colonial is packed with all of the luxuries you could desire.


The impressive front entrance is well-lit, carefully landscaped, and very inviting.


Out back you will find a pool, a large patio with grill and eating area, and a luxurious spa house.


The elegant foyer creates an impressive entry to this stylish home.


The gorgeous Tuscan kitchen is one of the central areas of the house, defining the home's comfortable and traditional style.


The formal dining room can seat up to eight people, and includes a buffet, wine table, and beautiful Tuscan chandelier.


Relax by the fire in the comfortable living room, and enjoy your favorite movies and music.


The elegant wet bar, situated conveniently between the living room and kitchen, is excellent for entertaining.


Ashmont includes a beautiful music room with a sitting area.


The well-appointed study is located upstairs, away from the main traffic and noise of the house, offering a peaceful, quiet place to work or just read.


The luxurious master suite includes a four-poster bed, wardrobe, dressing mirror, and private morning kitchen.


The stunning master bath is an irresistable escape from the rest of the world. It includes a private balcony for enjoying the morning breezes.


Each bedroom upstairs is individually and tastefully decorated.


The spacious bedrooms are each large enough for a couple or a growing family.

Floor Plans


1st Floor Plan


2nd Floor Plan

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This house contains no hacks! It contains the following custom content:

A series of fifteen paintings (recolors of original Maxis paintings), created by me with SimPE:

-A Country Lane
-Bougainvilla
-Bunnies
-Cattleya Orchid and Three Brazilian Hummingbirds
-Cupid With a Butterfly Updated
-Grapes On the Vine
-House of Parliament
-Lighthouse
-Mixed Fruit
-Queen Anne's Lace
-Shirebrook
-The Annunciation
-The Favorite Poet
-The Horse Fair
-The Rapture of Psyche Updated

These fifteen paintings are included in the Ashmont Paintings zip file, provided below.

Please note that if you already have the paintings sets from some of my other houses, you may already have a copy of some of these paintings. That's okay--the files are identical.

*A few of the original paintings that came with Ferretti and Saraceno have been updated with new versions with a cleaner image.

This house also includes the following custom content:

Tuscan Kitchen Set (with Antique White recolor), by phoenix_phaerie, found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=164955

Lafenetre Nostalgia door and window set by Windkeeper, available here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=101336

That's it--no other custom content!

*The house shown in the photos has the Millenium reflective floor tiles installed--these are NOT part of the downloaded version! The reason for this is that it caused my computer to run very slowly because of the overload on the graphics card (and it is a really nice card and computer). I didn't want to provide a house that might not run well for people. If you wish to install the reflective floor tiles in your own copy of the house, you may get them here:

http://www.muranomobilia.com/

**YOU WILL NEED THE CEP (Color Enabler Package), if you don't already have it installed, to use the paintings. Get it here:

http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=92541

***You will need the Family Fun Pack to play this house as shown.

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My Policy:
Feel free to use or modify any of my house designs, but only for personal use! Please do not upload them to other sites. And please don't modify my stuff and then try to upload it as your own--I often spend days at a time working on a really big project and take great pride in my work. (My Arriosa house alone took over two weeks of uninterrupted work, and used over a hundred individual cheats!)

As for the custom paintings I have created for this house, you may use them however you like, as long as it isn't for commercial purposes, and under the condition that you give credit and a link back to my profile page here.

Thanks!

Enjoy!
Mairi

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Downloading Instructions:

To play the house as shown, with all of the custom paintings installed, you will need both the regular Ashmont zip file, and also the Ashmont Paintings zip file. Extract the Ashmont Paintings zip and place the items in your Downloads folder. Double-click the house file when you get it extracted and it will install to your game for you.

That's it! Enjoy!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Ashmont Paintings.zip

Size: 5.11 MB · Downloads: 2,718 · 7th Feb 2007
5.11 MB 2,718 7th Feb 2007
Ashmont II.zip

Size: 3.33 MB · Downloads: 2,986 · 8th Feb 2007
3.33 MB 2,986 8th Feb 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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18 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 17 Feedback Posts
Test Subject
#2 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 8:57 PM
It's absolutely stunning. Great work!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 9:10 PM
Lovely, Dahhling, Lovely!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 9:12 PM
Mairi! Always impressive. I love all of your paintings, I have quite a collection of renaissance era art of my own. You should upload a set of your paintings, I would love to add them to my collection. Thank you, and a great job as always!

nothing beautiful is ever perfect
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 9:12 PM
very beautiful

Hi! My name is Britne
Field Researcher
#6 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 9:25 PM
Really nice colonial estate ^^ I love that kind of house !

yep you should upload your paintings they're great ! ^^
Instructor
#7 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 9:29 PM
Beautiful lot mari! I like the portico at the entrance. Looks a tad like a Georgian home I did last September. After seeing this I just might do another! Thank you for wonderful lot!

Please do not upload any of my lots to the exchange, or any other site.
If you would like to see more of my lots click here.
Scholar
#8 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 9:31 PM
I like this house It has a nice classy feel to it. Thank you
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 9:36 PM
It's awesome..really beautiful..thank you.
Theorist
#10 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 9:41 PM
Great job!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 9:52 PM
The detail you have put into that house.. is.. (I hate this word but it seems appropriate).. awesome!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 10:16 PM
Oh crap. You can see how well I pay attention, since you obviously have the paintings available for download already. lol, thanks

nothing beautiful is ever perfect
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 9th Feb 2007 at 12:32 AM
this is nice!

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 9th Feb 2007 at 3:19 AM
It's always weird to see my creations in other people's houses! But I don't mind because you make the most BEEYOOTIFUL homes. I don't understand how you do it with little to no cc!
Test Subject
#15 Old 9th Feb 2007 at 8:14 PM
Incredible home, just beautiful!!! ^^
Test Subject
#16 Old 10th Feb 2007 at 1:53 AM
For the people with the reflective floors already installed could you possibly upload a version with those in it. I hate having to put those things all over a house :P
Test Subject
#17 Old 10th Feb 2007 at 3:19 AM
Outstanding job! Randomly speaking, it amazes me at how reflective the floors are.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 11th Feb 2007 at 4:14 PM
You create beautiful homes ... Our Sims thank you!
Theorist
#19 Old 25th May 2007 at 7:36 PM
awesome thanks