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Sticks & Stones: The naturalistic home for the family who prefer to stay indoors

by missroxor Posted 21st Jan 2010 at 2:00 AM - Updated 19th Jan 2010 at 6:57 PM by missroxor
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Bringing the outdoors indoors without all the beasties, Sticks and Stones was crafted using entirely natural and reclaimed materials. Floor to ceiling windows surrounding the central living areas give the impression of being one with nature without having to actually deal with bugs and dirt. Decor in these areas is sympathetic to natural and organic materials and designs. All mod-cons included.

Level 1:
Open plan great room, kitchen, dining area and reading nook.
1 x Study
0.5 Bath

Level 2:
Den and study nook
Master suite (en-suite)
2 x Kids bedrooms (en-suite)

Level 3:
Guest suite (en-suite)
Games/Hobby Room
BBQ patio/Balcony

Structural features include a split level staircase and partially sunken ground floor.

This home was built for a 30x30 lot and costs S168,095 (f) or S77,994 (u).

The idea behind this house came from house plans but I kind of went off in a tangent and the final product was so different I decided not to include the plans. However if you like the style you can find the original source of inspiration and other similar houses here:

Please say thanks if you download All feedback (-/+) welcome.

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: 168,095/77,994
Tags: #eco, #nature, #split level

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.

Sims 3 World Adventures
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
365 Oak Grove | Sticks & Stones

Size: 1.88 MB · Downloads: 491 · 21st Jan 2010
1.88 MB 491 21st Jan 2010
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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!
7 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 21st Jan 2010 at 6:26 AM
I'm surprised this house has got no comments so far, it is so clevery built! It shows great planning and build skills. A very well done lot, thanks for sharing this one :-)

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Field Researcher
#3 Old 21st Jan 2010 at 9:38 PM
I'm with Maltha002. This house is fantastic! The first picture is deceiving as it appears that the house is somewhat smaller, but then you go inside & WOW! It's VERY spacious and appealing! I love it & downloading right now! Thank you for sharing!

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#4 Old 23rd Jan 2010 at 12:18 AM
This house is absolutely gorgeous.
I don't even have Sims 3 installed anymore, went back to S2 but this is just gorgeous!

I love the layout and how you decorated, the pool area, the kitchen.
Entire place is great. Really lovely job.
Mad Poster
#5 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 9:47 AM
WOW ! This is so totally lovely ! You did a fantastic work on this lot, I love it. Thanks fro sharing
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 29th Jan 2010 at 11:00 PM
Wow! Very beautiful!
Test Subject
#7 Old 15th Feb 2010 at 8:55 PM
I love it. Very charming and cozy. Great work!
#8 Old 20th Feb 2010 at 5:48 PM
This is awesome! Looks so realistic and cozy!