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Ashland Manor - Modern Mock Tudor

by Deluxe Designs Posted 19th Jul 2009 at 6:14 PM - Updated 27th Feb 2010 at 3:14 PM by Deluxe Designs
73 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Ok well this has to be the longest time i have -ever- spent working on a house, it is also the first time that i have ever made a house with lowered back, not really sure what you call that, but the front is on one level and the back is a level down I have taken this to creator feedback and #create to get feedback and ideas on it and it is finally done! I also learnt a few new tricks with this house, i learnt that holding down the "alt" key turned the grid snapping off yes i didn't know that before this house, i tried to use new techniques and such to make it more interesting so i hope you like it.

The house has 3 floors, the main floor (first floor) which is the lower house, the second floor above that is the upper house. On the level at the bottom is the guest house, the whole level, only accesible from the outside, is devoted to being a guest house, the overall house was so large it made sense to have a completely self serving guest house There is also a pool out the back for all of the house to use and there is a double garage as well as 2 parking spots on the driveway

Lower House:
*Entrance Hall/ Living Area
*Dining Room
Upper House:
*Master Bedroom
*2 Further Bedrooms
Guest House:
*Living Area/ Study
*2 Bedrooms
*2 En-suites


Pictures of the back, pool area, and floor plans can be found in the attachments

Lot Size: 40x40
Furnished: £242,843
UnFurnished: £124,297

Additional Credits:
Woah ok lots of people to thank:
Flabliki, QBuilderz, HystericalParoxysm, aninyosaloh, rosiedanielle, Kiara24, theonlyonetwo, SnowWhiteCharming, lewjen, Zinthos, Slipslop, whitewaterwood, Shoosh Malooka, Xianny, traelia, Zhaana THANKS!

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

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Ashland Manor-DD.rar

Size: 3.39 MB · Downloads: 14,094 · 19th Jul 2009
3.39 MB 14,094 19th Jul 2009
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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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#26 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 4:21 AM
Beautiful house! One question, how did you get the counter to connect at an angle? I haven't been able to figure it out and I've so tried.
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 4:38 AM
It's really nice!!! I really like it!! :D
Field Researcher
#28 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 4:52 AM
Stunning house, the exterior is gorgeous!
Test Subject
#29 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 7:34 AM
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 8:20 AM
There are no words for how beautiful this house is. I hope I can make houses this beautiful.
Mad Poster
#31 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 9:35 AM
:: This is gorgeous, DD! Thanks for sharing!

This allows me to see into the minds of people! That's right, I can actually see what they're thinking!
So long as what they're thinking is exactly what I think they're thinking.
Wiki Wizard
Original Poster
#32 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 9:49 AM
Sookielee: i use the move objects cheat as well as holding down the alt key when placing, takes a lot of time to get it right

Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments!

It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Mad Poster
#33 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 11:00 AM
Awesome, stunning and fantastic lot ! Thank you so much
Forum Resident
#34 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 11:01 AM
wow DD you made my jaw hit the keyboard! what an amazing lot, with an extreme use of building applications! The landscape is superb and the style so classy and homey at the same time! perfect! epic!
#35 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 12:13 PM
What a gorgeous delightful manor.So classy and so inviting.As usually you have spoiled us with a new fabulous house for the sims.You make me dream,you show us that its possible to see wonderulf houses in Sims 3.Thank you so much.A big hug.
Test Subject
#36 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 1:26 PM
Woah :o This house is really pretty and gorgeous ^^
Thank you! Excellent work :3
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 3:01 PM
I normally prefer starter or small beachy or cottage-ish style houses and never really like Tudors but this is too gorgeous!! The design looks so realistic, the colour schemes and how it is decorated is so...I'm speechless!
Fantastic stuff, thank you, THANK YOU

My Chemical Ravenance*
Test Subject
#38 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 3:25 PM
DUDE this is so perfect. It must have taken you so long, thanks for sharing. Great design, can't wait to use it! It's exactly the size I need :D
Test Subject
#39 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 4:36 PM
This is amazing, can definitely see why it is a picked upload, congrats
Test Subject
#40 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 6:38 PM
One of the best houses for Sims 3 I've seen here so far !!!

Greetings from Germany.
Test Subject
#41 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 10:30 PM
Thanks for this lovely house. It's perfect for my new Sim couple!
Forum Resident
#42 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 11:47 PM
Hoho, i knew this house will be a blast the moment i saw it in the feedback forum, it's a well deserved picked upload. Turned out fantastic, congrats and i'm glad i could help ya with it. Keep it up!
Test Subject
#43 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 12:18 AM
I love it. I cant download it because it errors out but it looks beautiful.
Test Subject
#44 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 4:20 AM
Great looking house. Personally I didn't use it because I prefer to create my own homes but I did download it in order to see how you made such a great looking hillside home, you more or less inspired me to have a try myself. What I am most curious about is how you managed to connect the garage to the home itself. If I recall walls won't connect to foundations unless they are both on a foundation which has me stumped.
Wiki Wizard
Original Poster
#45 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 11:46 AM
Cmatian: I do exactly the same thing, i love downloading other people's lots to to see how they work and see if i can use some of their skill to better my houses in terms of the foundation to wall trick one of my friends have made a video tutorial on it you can watch here:

It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Test Subject
#46 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 5:16 PM
This is amazing. I never would have thought it could be done this well. You obviously spent a good chunk of time on it. Thanks I love this house.
Test Subject
#47 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 10:08 PM
Default The file is corrupted for me
The house looks amazing, but the file is corrupted and I can't repair it. =( Is there any other way I can get this house?
Forum Resident
#48 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 1:25 AM
Oh.. my gosh... this place is.. GORGEOUS!!!

"...because as you know, Betty is the God of Arm Hair."
Test Subject
#49 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 7:48 AM
wow this house is amazing , good job Deluxe designs 2thumbs up! :D

i really want this house but i dont know how to install it please someone help me!
Test Subject
22nd Jul 2009 at 7:55 AM
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