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Riverview (requested by Flabaliki) - 3-4 br,3.5 bath,basement,garage,swimmable river

by Loverat Posted 4th May 2006 at 2:19 PM - Updated 24th May 2006 at 7:56 AM by Loverat
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Lot: Riverview Type: Residential 3x4 Lot 3 or 4 bedroom 3and 1/2 bath garage & basement
Furnished/Unfurnished: Partially furnished Cost: about 93,810 Simoleans


If you ask for zip files I will point, laugh and ignore =)

Riverview! This lot was built in response to a request by Flabaliki - I know mike19 has already uploaded a fantastic version of this plan but I'm ...errrr...slow =D!

Riverview is built on a large wooded lot with a river running the entire width making this the perfect vacation house for an affluent family. The exterior is decorated in russet, cream and forest green and uses natural woods and river rock. The adjoining garage is large enough for one car with room to spare for shelving etc and has direct access to the house and the backyard. The ground floor is open plan and features a vaulted ceiling over the living area - which itself is contained on a raised platform. A balcony is accessed via the dining area and makes for a perfect breakfast dining area. The master bedroom features a walk in robe and an ensuite ; it also has its own private balcony overlooking the river and yard. The ground floor also has a wc and direct access to the basement. The basement itself is is very large and opens onto the back lawn - making it a great gaming/entertaining area. The first floor features a mezzanine area which overlooks the ground floor; this could be used as quiet reading nook. There are two more bedrooms upstairs, one has an ensuite and the other is large enough to accomodate 2 guests/kids - there is a full bathroom right next door. The remaining room could be used as a separate living room for the kids or function as a guest bedroom. The entire house has been simply decorated in wood and natural textures for a light and airy ambience. The backyard has ample room for
playing and relaxing and the swimmable river is a must for those hot summer vacation days.


The download for this lot contains:
Riverview Lot & Build.rar containing a sims2pack of the lot file, walls, floors,terrains,stairs,windows,doors and landscaping plants. Install using either TS2 Installer or Sims2Pack Clean Installer.
Riverview Objects & Recolours.rar containing a folder with furnishing objects and recolours - extract to your download directory.

files included in download

...Objects and Recolours
file: Neon plant creator:
file: Coffee set,2xsofa's,Fridge recolour,Bedroom fence creator:
file: Plant,Kitchen sink creator: Sandy @ ATS
file: Plant/table,Floorplants creator: Birgit43 @
file: Open plan staircase,creator: boblishman @ mts2
file: Kitchen cannisters,creator: buntah @
file: Barstool creator: chrissie @
file: Bowl of pears creator: Crow Ridge Studio @ mts2
file: Basic dining table,Bamboo divider/fence,Garden umbrella,barstool recolour creator: funny2401 @
file: Curlee candlesticks creator:
file: Kitchen wall shelf,Plant,Dishwasher recolour creator: Mango Sims @
file: Mayan water pot end table creator:
file: Scarborough kitchen set counters: Sage,Prsley and Sage Island creator: RGiles @ mts2
file: Stove hood creator:
file: Modern firewood basket creator: SimAddict99 @ TSR
file: Pendant bookcase,TV,AMS arm chair, AMS floor coffee table creator: Sunair Sims @
file: Twist bowl creator: Solfal
file: Wine bottle in holder creator: SimplanX
file: Country summerhouse table creator: Mummysim
file: Dining chair creator: teko @
file: Swim candles,Trash compactor recolour creator: Tolli @
file: Modern fireplace tools creator: Tiggy027 @
file: 2x3 floor rug creator: windkeeper
file: Blue flower recolour of kitchen cannisters creator: Raveena @
file: Blue counter recolour creator: aimoss @ mts2
file: Eucalyptus fence - Boardwalk creator: Cathy @
file: Tornado steel fence in white,Pinegulcher wood rail - Pale,wooden Stair recolour Pale wood,
Holy smoke recolour white creator: HoneyB @
file: Zig zag brick fence in green creator: Ililas @ mts2
file: Invisible short mortar fence creator: moon_ez @ mts2
file: Giant Oleander,recolourable hydrangea creator: Lucas @
file: Climbing vine,Large climbing vine,Hydrangea recolour creator: Zita @
file: Another birch,small boulder with grass,garden rock creator:
file: Fiddlewood tree,mini willow,Thin fiddlewood,Leafy flower plant creator: mickeyss
file: Recolourable Wooden Stairs, Recolourable Holy Smoke Stairs creator: Numenor
file: Glamorous privacy window creator: simfantastic2 @ mts2
file: Independant expressions shorter window creator:
file: Open sesame door recolour creator: Luslipz73 @ mts2
file: Wooden stair recolours American Elm and Pine/white creator: justmoi @ mts2
file: Bay tree recolour creator: nengi65 @ mts2
file: Invisible driveway and extension creator: roddyaleixo @ mts2
file: Maxis window recolour creator: steel89 @
file: Rusty wooden diving board creator: tkdjunkie @ mts2
file: Bamboo pool ladder creator: Wood for Sims @

...Objects and Recolours by me
Siding set Maxis Match Russet with Cream Trim, Naked Naturals Linen & Stone Interior Walls Roof recolour in Forest Green and Cream

...Floors, Walls, Terrains
file: River water terrain creator: cyclonesue @
file: Gravel terrain creator: ???
file: River rocks terrain creator: ???
file: GR Wall 4 creator: Gara's @
file: Oldwood lattice wall creator: LSRE @ ????
file: Tan Brick wall creator: Kcrafts/hagerk @ mts2
file: W tileo1 wall creator: simplan
file: Freshliving bamboo medium wallpaper creator: funny2401 @
file: Victorian woodsiding 1 creator: Marina Sims
file: zyrl 3 floor creator: Tribecca Sims 2 @
file: brick floor creator: ???
file: Linen floor creator: Michelle0959 @
file: Natural wood 02 floor creator: Bine71 @
file: Plancher en orme japonais floor creator: Mango Sims @

files NOT included in download

Brasstex @ mts2
Brasstex made the beaut indoor fireplace featured in the lot screens. As this requires modification of a Maxis text fileit better if you go grab it here:

BAH!!!! Forgot my roof file - uploaded separately =)

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

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 163.1 KB · Downloads: 1,198 · 4th May 2006
163.1 KB 1,198 4th May 2006
Riverview Objects & Recolours.rar

Size: 3.58 MB · Downloads: 1,386 · 4th May 2006
3.58 MB 1,386 4th May 2006
Riverview Lot & Build .rar

Size: 5.50 MB · Downloads: 1,565 · 4th May 2006
5.50 MB 1,565 4th May 2006
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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24 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 4th May 2006 at 2:55 PM
It looks absolutely GORGEOUS! I will definitely download it when I get home from work.

P.S. I love ALL your houses! I guess I know who to give my requests to if I ever want a really special house built.

P.P.S I have always loved your rattie avatar as well - we used to have a rat called Binky (I ended up having to have her put to sleep because she got cancer ).
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 4th May 2006 at 2:57 PM
This is GREAT! Thanks!

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#4 Old 4th May 2006 at 4:06 PM
A wonderful house,as usually.A dreamhouse in a very realistic architectural design.I love your gardening .Its just like in a very nice real house. Thanks for your new lot.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 4th May 2006 at 4:46 PM
I usually just click thanks as a courtesy and don't leave comments, but when there is something as special as this, I feel it's a shame not to say thanks in person!

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 4th May 2006 at 5:45 PM
Default great

another great house from your collection

i love it..thanks alot

5 stars from germany

Test Subject
#7 Old 4th May 2006 at 6:01 PM
absolutely gorgeous............
Thank you for sharing it with us
#8 Old 4th May 2006 at 6:35 PM
Ooo it's lovely! How did you change the colour of the trellis foundation sides?
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 4th May 2006 at 11:43 PM
Just wanted to say that I love this house and thanks for always putting the objects in a folder :D

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Top Secret Researcher
#10 Old 5th May 2006 at 4:46 AM
Oh my this is one house to talk about and let everyone know about. You did a WONDERFUL job on it and I cant wait for it to get done downloading so I can go play. Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!
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Original Poster
#11 Old 5th May 2006 at 4:58 AM Last edited by Loverat : 5th May 2006 at 5:05 AM.
Hey thank you all you all! Mehrlicht my mum thinks its VERY amusing that I love gardening in TS2 because I won't touch it in real life...very sarcastic she was about it too =D

Jonesi its a cheaty cheat! Foundation with a trellis wallpaper - I LOVE the trellis foundation but I'm over the boring old brownness =/

Heh hexy thats how I came upon this nickname many many years ago - I used to have 17 pet rats - I only wish ratties lived a bit longer they are such gorgeous little people =)

<:3))~~ Loverat
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Test Subject
#12 Old 6th May 2006 at 10:48 PM
i love it i am only having a small problem it is every time i go into the lot the ground is the blue flashing i was just wondering what i am doing wrong b/c i love it and i downloaded all that i was supposed to please help me it is gorgeous
Test Subject
#13 Old 22nd May 2006 at 6:29 PM
thanks your houses are the best
Test Subject
#14 Old 23rd May 2006 at 2:36 AM
I just wanted to say Thanks!

Also a side note: to the ppl that can't open rar files... do a search for ALZIP (v6.32) It opens many file types, o.k. hope that helps you!
Test Subject
#15 Old 23rd May 2006 at 3:59 AM
I was directed to one of your DLs from someone else sharing how great your itcy? hood was and I loved her pictures of it. So I came here to get it for myself and checked out all your other uploads and just about DLed everything you had to offer! Hehe I love your work on the houses. This and the "by the sea" one are my two favorites. Almost my own dream places. Also I want to thank you for the Collections Folder icons. They will be very very helpful.
Oh and I get teased for loving to garden in TS2 because like you I stay away! haha. Just wanted to reply to ALL your work in one post so excuse my babbles. I'll be keeping an eye out for future things from you. :o)

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Test Subject
#16 Old 14th Jul 2006 at 2:35 AM
Originally Posted by critter80
i love it i am only having a small problem it is every time i go into the lot the ground is the blue flashing i was just wondering what i am doing wrong b/c i love it and i downloaded all that i was supposed to please help me it is gorgeous

I have the same issue.. theblue flashing ground ...

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Test Subject
#17 Old 3rd Aug 2006 at 6:20 PM
I have the same issue.. theblue flashing ground can i fix it
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 5th Aug 2006 at 10:12 AM Last edited by SIMCITIZEN4 : 5th Aug 2006 at 3:29 PM. Reason: Left something out
Hi There

I Absolutely Love Your Houses And Just Want To Say Thanks For All The Hard Work And Your Generosity. Riverview Is Beautiful But I Also Have The Problem Of Blue Ground And I Have All The Expansion Packs except FFS. Can You Help Please.
Test Subject
#19 Old 29th Nov 2006 at 4:15 AM
ooh I just saw this house and I must say its absolutely lovely. What a great house, im for sure using it in m game.. thank you for offering it..Im excited to install and play now..

by the way Im LSRE.. ( i caught that as I was scrolling through). Or rather my site is LSRE.. lol. I like your recolor much better...

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Top Secret Researcher
#20 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 10:45 AM
Beautiful! Great job on this Loverat! Thanks for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 30th Dec 2006 at 4:14 PM Last edited by uniquename : 30th Dec 2006 at 4:35 PM. Reason: I saw blue flashy ground posts.
EXACTLY what I was looking for!A pond/river you can swim in for my little girls!Thanks!
Edit:and in case I have the blue flashy ground problem can someone help those people?There's a lot of them with that problem so HELP THEM PLEASE!
Edit#2 lol:Umm...Well I Just Wanted To Say That Maybe The Problem Is Caused By Not Having The Expansion Packs Needed For The House Or Maybe A Download Is Needed?Thanks But We Don't Have Help Yet.
I'm Practicing Being SIMCITIZEN4 And Capitalizing Every Word!:P
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 30th Dec 2006 at 6:58 PM Last edited by uniquename : 30th Dec 2006 at 6:59 PM. Reason: I accidently posted it as thanks
Help I Have The Blue Flashy Ground Now I Will Have To Get A Different House With A Swimmable River Because Of It.Darn.
Test Subject
#23 Old 23rd Mar 2007 at 7:17 AM
I too get the blue flashy ground. I have tried to remove any terrain paint. I have also tried to replace the terrain paint with a Maxis one but get more blue flashy ground. HELP. I love the house, but need normal ground.

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