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Picked upload! The House on Hunter Mill

by daman19942 Posted 19th May 2018 at 11:30 PM - Updated 19th May 2018 at 11:32 PM by daman19942 : description
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
The House on Hunter Mill (named after a house I used to pass on my commute home) is a large, newly renovated, shingle-style home on the most exclusive street in Riverview. Originally a small, bi-level family home, the floor plan has been expanded to include the open, two story family room and rear kitchen. The shell of the original home is still visible on the west side, featuring the living room, dining area, and entertaining space. The entrance and front porch are entirely redone, and a small, private study flanks the foyer and includes access to the mudroom and single-car attached garage.

There are two staircases leading you to the second floor, the one in the foyer, and one more spiral staircase in the living room that leads to the more child-friendly bedrooms. The main staircase separates the bedrooms into wings, on the left are two kids rooms and one multi-use / guest room and two full baths, and on the right is the master bedroom, master bath, and a small back balcony that can be used for reading, stargazing, or private moments.

Down in the basement one will find casual entertaining space. If the first floor is where the adults congregate and schmooze during cocktail parties, the basement is for informal weekend hangouts. There is a second TV sitting area, ping pong table, and billiard room, including a full bar. A small gym is available for use, as well. Underneath the garage is a work room with an inventor's bench and an old fridge in case one begins to spend endless hours whittling away. A large, unfurnished room is also in the basement, and can be transformed into additional game rooms or bedrooms or whatever. I was burnt out and didn't feel like furnishing it, but there was space enough for a room so maybe something else will.

Finally, once outside you can either sit by the pool, or on the cover back deck. A large pool and a fire pit make up the backyard, and you have the best view of downtown Riverview around. Away from the house sits a two-car garage for additional vehicles, and there is an unfurnished second floor that can also accommodate a bed or bathroom if desired. You have your choice of driveways, either the long one to the detached garage, or the one in the front of the house.

Story time: I started this house months ago, after passing it in my car for many more months. Having only the front elevation as a reference point, I tried to find additional views on Google Maps, but in the end decided the back of the house would be completed by my imagination. So really, the front walls were my starting point, and I went from there. Endless waffling about the backyard and the interior floor and furniture choices delayed me even further. What can I say, at this point in my building life, I slow myself down by being too particular.

This house is fully playtested and 100% CC free. I have only playtested it with my token tester Sim, but I am excited to see how it plays with a large family. I consider it a home for a big family to graduate to. You might not start a family here, but this could be your final house before the kids go off to college and it becomes time to downsize. If you have any stories playing the lot, I'd love to hear them!

Lot Size: 64x64
Lot Price (furnished): $313,727
Lot Price (unfurnished): $160,648
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The House on Hunter Mill.zip 2.97 MB 1,573 19th May 2018
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.

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Built with Game Version: 1.55

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Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #daman19942, #family home, #estate, #wood, #garage, #pool, #shingles, #shingle style, #riverview