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Darien Manor

by HugeLunatic Posted 18th Sep 2010 at 11:30 PM - Updated 18th Sep 2010 at 11:40 PM by HugeLunatic
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The Darien is a classic Scottish Highland castle finished in stone. Entering through the traditional portcullis, you are greeted by a large stone motorcourt, and large reception/stairwell. The stairwell connects to the main house and tower, and features an extensive library. The tower houses a nectary room, office, pub, and rooftop observation deck. The first floor of the main house has a large foyer, dining, living, and chef's kitchen. The second floor is divided into 4 large bedroom suites. The interior of the house is finished with wood floors and dark wood paneled walls. -Description adapted from Dan Tyree-

This house is based off Darien Castle, a houseplan by Dan Tyree. I have followed most of it faithfully, but there were aspects that needed to be adapted for the build limitations in TS3. The exterior is a bit understated, but this is what the plan appeared to be - plus I tried a stone with a bit of definition and it looked way too busy. The courtyard is the best exterior view, IMO, but I had a hard time getting a good picture of it. So you will have to just view the tiny ones below or install it to see. =)

The lot is zoned as residential, but it would work well to have this as a vacation hotel. It might work well to use the rabbithole rugs by Jynx to make the pub and nectary have visitors. I leave this up to you to decide. The pub, office and nectary could also be turned into an exercise room or additional bedrooms.

The exterior has a very formal, asymmetrical garden of box hedges that are almost maze like. There is a large patio at the back to fill with lounge chairs and seating for outdoor eating. You won't find any lighting on the patio to interfere with stargazing.

Overall the house is minimally furnished. The master suite and the second master suite are both furnished with sleeping and relaxing furnishings, along with large private bath suites. Each has a large walk in dressing room, it has just a dresser but additional "closet" deco can be added by you. The other two bed/bath suites have just the basics in bath/bed furnishings.

If you want this lot to appear as I have shown you will need ALL EPs/SPs. I have used build mode, furniture and patterns from all of them.

-CC Used but NOT included-
Morris Curtain from EA Store
Bathroom Tiles by me

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: §226.056/§149.016
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 + 1 SPs
Built with Game Version: 3.6.6
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 19th Sep 2010 at 8:50 AM
WOW ! This manor is absolutely amazing ! I love the way you did the garden, it is so beautiful ! Thanks a lot for sharing
#3 Old 19th Sep 2010 at 1:45 PM
Nice, very close to the floorplan
#4 Old 19th Sep 2010 at 3:33 PM
I LOVE this! I like it even better in game. I just have one question - how did you get the roof to stop and not have the overhang?

Edit: Silly me I should have looked at it better in game. I never thought of doing it that way!
Test Subject
#5 Old 19th Sep 2010 at 4:09 PM
Really cool!! Downloading right now
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 20th Sep 2010 at 2:50 PM
Yippee! I really wanted this manor for my game and have been carrying this floor plan around in my bag for months - haven't gotten around to building it yet. I love all the things you did, how you decorated it, etc. Now I can just drop it into my game and move on! Thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 20th Sep 2010 at 11:56 PM
Well, I don't have all the expansion I can't download this I just had to tell you what an awesome job you did though. I checked the link you listed and you followed the real house quite well. It looks amazing
Knitting fiend
retired moderator THANKS POST
#8 Old 8th Jan 2013 at 2:32 PM
Thank you for making this, HL! I was searching the web for floor plans for a fortified tower house and came across this plan too. I tried making it, but it just seemed to get too damn big. I tried smallerizing it by eliminating the garage, but wasn't happy with that either. You've done a fantastic job! Since my witch family is running a daycare and don't need parking space I've turned your garage into their daycare :D