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Shell Cottage (from Harry Potter)

by Vera_J Posted 19th May 2010 at 11:17 PM - Updated 2nd Feb 2013 at 6:19 PM by Vera_J : fixed the file
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This is my attempt at Shell Cottage from Harry Potter, the dwelling of Bill and Fleur.

It is a beach lot designed for a couple with 3 children and maybe 1 other sim. There´s a small garden behind the house and an even smaller pond in the front. The cottage is toned mostly in washed-out colors, only the attic dedicated to children is in contrasting bright colors. The roof is clearly visible from inside the attic but all the objects there are functional and no sim / roof clipping occures.

I tried to mix the look of the cottage in the Deathly Hallows movie trailer and the description in the book. The main change is that I didn´t build it on a cliff to keep the lot more versatile. (There seems to be no cliff in the movie either, but if you still want to have it on a cliff, you can place it at 500 Sunnyside Blvd in Sunset Valley, the cottage will blend in nicely there.)
Then there´s the 2nd floor layout - there should be 3 tiny bedrooms upstairs according to the book. I tried that out and it gave the second floor very claustrophobic feeling, so I left only 2 bedrooms there and added an attic instead.Other than that it should more or less match the descriptions. (I hope you won´t mind the changes too much… )

The lot was build with patch 2.3.33. Requires WA

Price Furnished 71 964
Unfurnished: 47 130

Lot size: 30x30
Lot type: Residential

CC items:
Weathered roof by Srikandi
Prosperous Peasant Door and Window Set cmomoney (both windows and the plain door) – used with permission

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: 66 936

Additional Credits:
Regina at Bogsims for the sidewalk replacement seen at the screenshots
Tags: #shell, #cottage, #potter, #weasley

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Beach Lot

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
Shell Cottage_fixed.rar

Size: 2.36 MB · Downloads: 1,438 · 2nd Feb 2013
2.36 MB 1,438 2nd Feb 2013
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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.

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Test Subject
#26 Old 27th Jan 2013 at 12:21 PM
This file actually includes the corrupted doll, which is probably why it can't be installed via the launcher. When extracting the Sims3Pack, you get two files. 0x038a68fe04da61a6aa65f939d77fbc37.package is the corrupted doll, so don't install that one.

Anyhow, very nice house!
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#27 Old 2nd Feb 2013 at 6:05 PM Last edited by Vera_J : 2nd Feb 2013 at 6:28 PM.
Oh, crap! Thanks for pointing that out, Simki.
I replaced the file with a new one. There´s no need to redownload the cottage but better check your Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/DCBackup folder. If there is a 0x038a68fe04da61a6aa65f939d77fbc37.package file follow this tutorial to remove it.
I checked my other uploads and all are fine except this one... I am sorry for the inconvenience, not sure how that happened.
Test Subject
#28 Old 26th Jul 2013 at 12:31 AM
I love your lot builds, I always find myself adding your HP lots to new worlds I start playing.
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