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Maywood House – Small villa – No CC

by plasticbox Posted 14th Nov 2009 at 3:42 AM
29 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 2 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.
A representative little villa with a very functional and family friendly layout. It will sleep at least four sims and can easily be adapted for more – without touching the floorplan, nine or ten sims could comfortably live here. The house sits on a 20x30 lot which is fully landscaped with a pool, outdoor sitting/dining/barbecue, covered terrace and balcony, driveways, a vegetable garden, and a play area for the children.

On the ground floor is an entrance, a small formal living room, a bathroom (toilet) and a formal-ish dining room with open kitchen – a 3x1 dining table would also fit in here, if six is not enough (see post #2 for an alternate layout). A larger family living room is in the basement, along with a full bath and an empty spare room; the upstairs floor has three bedrooms, a full bath, and a play area for the children with access to a large open balcony. On the top floor is a double bedroom with private bath.

1 x double bedroom
3 x single/twin bedroom (one of them a nursery)
4 x bathroom (one of them private)
1 x kitchen/dining
3 x living room
1 x spare room (empty)

Playtested with 5–8 sims plus guests for more than a sim week. See post #2 (first comment) for overview screenshots as well as an alternate layout for the ground floor (with an extra bathroom; might be useful if you have really many sims).

Even though this house is really compact, it is quite a bit larger than my other ones – I had to lower my settings in order to play without lag. I recommend you test how it performs before moving in your favourite family. (I have a relatively nice computer – 2.4GHz dual core, 4GB RAM, GeForce 8600M GT –; OTOH, looking at all the uber mansions on this site, I take it people tend to have better machines than I do. So it may not be an issue for you).

Please don't PM me with questions. Post questions/feedback about this particular house in this thread, generic build mode stuff in the Build Mode forum. Thanks.

Base Game content only. This house will look exactly like on the screenshots.

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 91.030§ F, 59.185§ U
Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 3.63 MB · Downloads: 11,227 · 14th Nov 2009
3.63 MB 11,227 14th Nov 2009
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!
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Test Subject
#26 Old 13th Feb 2010 at 1:45 PM
This house is absolutely the best built and detailed house i have ever seen!
My houses, although in the past have been a source of pride for me personally, totally shrivel up in comparison!
my god how will i ever build again
thank you so much!
Field Researcher
#27 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 3:22 PM
so colonial. I love it.
Test Subject
#28 Old 15th Apr 2010 at 1:39 PM
Hi there! I can't see the file once I open the clear installer. It's first time that happens to me and I don't know what to do I want so much this house in my game it's so gorgeous! I only have trouble with this house. Can anyone help me? Cheers in advanced to anyone.
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 27th Oct 2011 at 1:06 AM
Thank you! I love your houses (:
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 27th Feb 2014 at 1:05 AM
I think that it's the best house I have ever seen for the sims 3. Thank you!
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