This home is a project of mine that took several months. I did a little bit by little bit and finally finished this beautiful victorian mansion. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
This home is for the rich and famous of all the sims! This home offers 4 floors of victorian beauty. There is a eat in kitchen, formal dining room, butlers quarters, butlers pantry, green house, bakers station, library, office, family room and living room, ball room, laundry room, master suite and bathroom, several guest bedrooms, kids bedrooms, lots of balconies, attic, full finished basement with game room, gym, inground pool.
This home has several secret passageways put it by the original owner. Over the years they have been forgotten, can you reclaim the treasures found in this victorian? Becareful! You don't want to get stuck in a cold dark room with no food or water and no way out!
This home sits on a hill but I created that hill from a flat lot. This lot will go on any flat lot.
If you enjoy exploring there are approx. 17 secret puzzles to complete and open up the passageways and collect the treasures. If you do not want to explore that is fine, this home is fully functional with out the secrets discovered. However, if you want the joys of searching for the treasures and hidden rooms then please DO NOT go into build/buy mode for this will ruin the challenge and the mystery. Some of the puzzles are easy to find and solve, others are not all in one spot but scattered about the mansion.
WA & Supernatural GLITCH
I assure you, all the puzzles do work, but unfortunately the tomb objects and other objects used for the puzzles from those expansion packs have a glitch. I did not discover this till after several testings and after one last test I just got done doing. I researched a solution and this is what I found. When using the tomb objects like doors or using other objects in the game like basic doors or staircases sometimes for some reason they glitch out. Meaning the sims can't use them. They will either walk to a different area of the house completely and act stuck or they will act stuck at the object you are trying to use. I have discovered so far 2 ways of solving this issue, if you find a different way please let me know so I can include it here for others.
For both solutions zoom in close to the object so you don't spoil the secrets hidden. Solution 1: Go into build/buy mode and hold down Ctrl and Shift and click on the object that is glitched. Click reset.
Solution 2: Go into build/buy mode and move the glitched object out of the way, copy and place new one in its spot.--If this happens with a staircase unfortunately because of objects blocking this may not work with out moving any near by object.
I've had to use both solutions and sometimes solution 1 works but not always. Solution 2 so far has always worked.
Again, this has nothing to do with the objects or puzzles I put in place, this is a glitch that comes with WA and Supernatural.
I wasted no expense building this fabulous mansion and by doing so that ment I also went nuts over my store content but don't worry there is NO CC. The only piece of furniture that is not store content comes from a mod. You do not need this mod for this house. It is the Housekeeper Service Mod found HERE and it uses the Living Room chair or a Light that is in the game. I used the Living Room chair in the family room for the mod but again, this is not a requirement! The chair just will be a normal chair or will be replaced if you do not use the mod.
This is a large list of store content used so I put them in a spoiler
If you do not have any of the game packs or store items or the housekeeping mod that is fine, the lot wil still work (except the secret puzzles and passageways will not, those require World Adventures) the game will just replace what you don't have with something that you do have.
This house was a Let's Build series I had done. If you want to see how this lot was created you can find the series HERE
All my lots are tested, however with this lot I'm sure there will be a few dining chairs or backyard chairs that may not work. I have gone through and tested all of the secret puzzles more than once and each time I loaded the lot they all worked. However, if you do find something that I missed please let me know!
Thank you for all of your support!
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Lot Size: 40x40 Lot Price (furnished): $458,866 Lot Price (unfurnished): $206,492
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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.
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