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Palazzo di Venezia - Venetian Palazzo

by porkypine Posted 5th Jun 2006 at 12:14 AM - Updated 28th Nov 2008 at 4:24 AM by porkypine : updated
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Venetian style Palazzo that you may find in the Treporti district

5 x 6 lot
635,000 simoleons
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The entry opens to the second floor ceiling. It has a small fountain just below the first floor level which leads to the basement.

Many people have asked me how I've docorated and furnished this lot. Of course, a palazzo should have tons of fine art. Unfortunately, I was NOT able to pack it within this lot. (10MB max upload size.) BUT!!!! You CAN download the art and furnishing pack if you want it. I used just the Maxis OFB furniture but the wallhangings and the rugs are CC that I've gathered from many creators. Here are some shots of the decorated Palazzo in my game.


The 'Relatives' painting wall. You know, every palazzo has to have some ancestors hanging around.

Della Robbia Dining Room - in blue of course - Use the 'moveobjects on' and 'boolProp snapObjectsToGrid false' commands to set the ends of the two dining tables on top of each other - to get a longer dining table. Lethe-s VanEyck painting of the Madonna and Child go on one wall and DaVinci's Last Supper goes on the other wall of the dining room. I made the Dellarobbia wall between the two windows.

A study just off the main foyer.

The floor plans.


The landscaping -

The piazza 'mini' shopping area next to the palazzo. ready for your OFB shops.

Of course, the family chapel on the canal.

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This palazzo has a 2 car garage basement, and two upper levels with a large open central Foyer area which has a sunken level on the first level entry containing a refreshing fountain to greet you when you enter. The inner court opens to the second floor.

The outside Foyer has lovely Murals made by Lethe_s. They, along with the 'Floridan' beige and tangerine curved wall sets by VonNdaSun are a perfect greeting for a Venetian style Palazzo.

The lovely garden plantings are mostly from AussieTopEnders and those wonderful tall Italian Cypress are by Franky at MTS2

Instead of mere bedrooms, this palazzo has 3 large bedroom suites - bath-dressing-office and private sitting rooms. You can break them down into bedrooms if you need the sleeping space.

This Lot has a lot of Custom Content. The smallest I could zip it was 15MB. So, Unfortunately, I had to remove most of the furniture, the boats, tubs and the OFB shopping stuff (except awnings) to make the lot small enough to zip. The Mini 'Rialto' shopping area plaza is still there - ready and waiting for your sim businesses. The landscaping and walls paints are still in the lot.


I want to thank each of these creators for sharing their wonderful work with the community - without their creations, this house would not be this nice.

This is a large lot so Please use the Simpack Clean Installer for best results installing this lot AND Please visit the creators via the links provided to get their most recent updates, recolors and meshes. (AND to see what other goodies they've made.)



INCLUDED with lot.:


The Grand Trianon Dream Team:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=76172 -The Grand Trianon Dream Team:
Poster Double Doors
Poster Narrow window
Poster Mirror Bed
Vertical painting Frame

http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=108804
Grand Trianon Knotty wood and stained glass recolor

Simnuts 101:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t= ???? (I wasn't able to find the link for his Huge wall paintings. If someone knows the link, Please give it to me and I'll update the page. Thanks!)
Grande Peinture (Large Painting of Venice in the Foyer)

Komosims - http://www.komosims.net
Antibes floor set - around the fountain walls
Tottenheim floor - inset for the blue Dellarobbia dining room
Baldwin Floor set - the blue Dellarobbia dining room
Bianca Carpet Floor - in one of the bedroom suites
Italian Kitchen Floor - in a bathroom
Caramba Floor - basement and chaple floor


SimLin55: http://www.komosims.net
Italian Fresco wall set - Simlin55 - the walls on the inner Foyer and great room
Villa Aurora Wall2 - Simlin55 - these are the paneled walls in the bedroom suites


VonNdaSun: http://www.komosims.net
Floridan Villa 5 Wallset - Those lovely curved beige and tangerine walls on the exterior of the palazzo.


mia86 @ MTS2:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=149657
Light Grey Tuscan Stone Floors


SgoobySnacks29:
(Sorry, I can't find the link for this tile. It may come from one of his houses that I downloaded.)
Italian Pink Marble Floors.


Lyric Lee and rentechd: Sorry guys. Lyric Lee has pulled her content from MTS2 and I don't know if it's available elsewhere. You'll have to supply your own flooring in some of the suites.
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=40767
Maxis Lost RedWood Black floor - These are in the upstairs bedroom suite
Maxis Lost RedWood BlackWhite floor

Numenor:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=53159
Recolorable Wooden Stairs - 'marbelized'
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=50737
Holy Smoke Recolorable stairs - steps_90NMNglass white recolor
Marble Floor recolor of Wooden stairs. '
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=70222
Seamless wall window columns (Gondola stakes)

MissPiggi - Marble recolors of Numenor's modular recolorable wooden stairs.
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?p=615466#post615466 - See Post # 33

Numenor and Mary Lou:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=158602
Modular Round Flowerbed fence edging and poppies

Cyclone Sue:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=53761
Shallow Sea water terrain paint for the canals.

Snowman Construction set - Base:
- Maxis object download from Sims2 Exchange site - This is the ball on the front gate and the round balls on the chapel corners.

Cupid Commando's Action Cherub! Statue:
- Creator - Maxoid Monkey @EA Exchange.


AussieTopEnders.com:
Visit their site to get the meshes and all the recolors of their wonderful plants. They have a HUGE collection of great rugs that work with Echo's rug mesh.
Giant Literal Rose and recolors - AussieTopEnders.com
Giant and Even bigger babbling bougainvilla - assorted colors
Recolorable Hydrangea Lilac
empty cube pot by Lucas Cardellini at AussieTopEnders


xrax (Franky):
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=122751 AND
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=123016
Cypressus Sempevirens large and smaller - Franky


justmoi:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=115092
Perfect circle frame -



Lethe-_S and the Magic Modders 'Midsimmer Night's Dream' - Medieval collection:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=99584 (read the thread for download links.)
lothlorien tall and shorter windows- indiencarved and snowy recolors
Dungeon Door
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=69615
Fire rune - celtic
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=42992
Moroccan glaze wall 3
Westminster weaved floor
Virtue Mural 1 and 2 - beautiful Fresco wall murals
Knots and Weaves wall



Porkypine:
venetian Peachy stucco wall set- 7 pieces
Dellarobbia Madonna and child wallshrine on oak paneling
Dellarobbia Madonna and child white wall plaque on light blue with matching wall section.
Dellarobbia Madonna and child white wall plaque on Dark blue with matching wall section.
2 different Dellarobbia Madonna and Child on Brick


rdrglx:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=90875
invisible driveway



Sims2Sisters:
http://www.sims2sisters.sme.sk
Horse sculpture - Sitting on top of a pillar in the plaza. :0) Just like in Venice.
Beautiful Madonna and Child wall icons on oak paneling - created by Lola - 5 pieces - these are in the chapel

I finally found the recolor for the downstairs doors!
DonnaANN:
http://modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=124120

Christian Wall Cross:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=88796


mommaB's:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=61313
Zvk_WallCross_light -

If I inadvertantly left any creators out, the error is mine. Plese let me know who did what piece and I'll correct my links.

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PLUS ----- Due to popular request -----

The Optional ART PACK CONTENTS



Ok. I had tons of fun and LOTS of work gathering the CC for this lot. So - Here goes. I hope you enjoy. Look at the updated pics above to get an idea of how I placed the art in my game. Note: this art pack only covers the main Foyer, the study, the dining room and the upstairs seating area. it DOES NOT have art for the bedroom suites. If you do a search on JustMoi, you'll find tons of fantastic fine art ready to hang on your sims walls. :0) Or, you can do what I did and take several days to go through all 133 pages of wall hangings at MTS2.


justmoi Fan-tabulous Artwork @MTS2: Do a username search on justmoi to see PAGES and pages of her great artwork!
20 Perfect Circle paintings - While several of them are not Italian, I placed them anyway just because they have cool looking clothes. ;0)
Durer self portrait
Portrait of a woman with a veil
Lady on Red recolors -
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=129972 - blondesimmer
Davinci 1 - 'Cecilia Gallerani - Lady with an ermine'
madonna
Mona Lisa
Musician
Hand painting hands
one funny - Davinci's drawing of the Vitruvian Homer Simpson
Vertical painting -
Badouin of Burgundy
Cardinal Bibbena
Cardinal Vallabriga
Lady portrayed as Mary Magdelene
Lady with a unicorn
Mona Lisa - Hey, she's sombody's relative.
Self Portrait
Woman with a veil
Young man with apple
The Meaning of Fruit - Study wall
Davinci's La Scapigliata - face of a woman
Majestic elegance - Birth of Venus - by Botticelli - in the main foyer
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=159335

Porkypine:
DellaRobbia plaques on matching walls for wood, brick and paint

Sims2Sisters:
Fabulous religious icons of the chapel walls;
http://sims2sisters.sme.sk/ - You'll have to navigate to their downloads build section if you want to see their other build walls.
They also have great art work on their site.


Assorted Grand Trianon furnishings and curtains
get the meshes and recolors from the lot link listing above


lethe_s @MTS2:
Virtue Mural walls - from the MidSIMers Night
recolor of the OUTBACK painting
veneyck 1 and 2

Qortex - 3-tile poster mesh
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=45647

Crosses - see Lot for links

ECHO 2x3 and 3x4 rug mesh recolors:
Aussie top Enders - FABULOUS RUGS
http://www.aussietopenders-sims2.com/

Simnuts101: Grande Peinture large painting -= I STILL can't find the link for this one. Oh, Mozart, Mozart.... Where for art thou Mozart? he must be down at the beerstube playing 18th century honky-tonk again. just kidding Simnuts! We LOVE your artful objects! 'specially that harpsichord

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NOTE: This lot contains many pieces by other creators who DO NOT want their work uploaded anywhere else, especially to the exchange. Please respect their wishes.

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Home Business

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 2 University Nightlife Open for Business
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Art for Palazzo di Venezia_NEW.rar

Size: 6.46 MB · Downloads: 8,369 · 1st Aug 2006
6.46 MB 8,369 1st Aug 2006
Palazzo di Venezia_4_UPDATED.rar

Size: 9.92 MB · Downloads: 10,522 · 1st Aug 2006
9.92 MB 10,522 1st Aug 2006
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Mistress of architectural mishaps
retired moderator
#2 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 10:56 AM
:clap: This is quite a lot, looks like a lot of work went into it.

Lovely! Thanks for sharing :p

Retired from Simming
Scholar
#3 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 11:21 AM
Beautiful,
I could imagine sims would take quite some time to explore it,
thanks

Please note - I'm not taking any requests at the moment.

You may include my items in your uploads but please credit with a link to either the object or my creator page please.

My Sims 2 videos
Field Researcher
#4 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 11:41 AM
Holy... I envy your patience badly. This is incredible. Stunning work.

"...And if wishes were horses, we'd be knee-deep in crap."
-- Dr. Robert Romano, /'ER'/
Test Subject
#5 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 11:50 AM
oha çok güzel olmuş

sorry it was turkish

umm its very very very very beautiful.ood jop n thanx.
Alchemist
#6 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 1:25 PM
Hi porkypine, your creation is really beautyful and absolutely stunning.
I'm proud when you and the other talented builders take Italian views as starting point for your creations, this is one of the best. Thank you for the time spent and accuracy for details.
However, let me say that I'm not downloading it right now, there are too many custom contents and I have to check if they are in the "wanted list" or I noted them before but already excluded for some reason. I will take this palace, in any case, but need just time to think about.
Spectacular, no need to say since it's featured, but it is. Thank you and ciao.
Forum Resident
#7 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 1:25 PM
Wow...
Just one word... HUGE!

//HB

♥Adam Ant♥
No, I don't take request at the moment
11/7 -09 My beautiful niece was born!
Test Subject
#8 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 2:32 PM
THis is amazing!! I <3 it and im sure my sims will too! many thanks
Instructor
#9 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 2:59 PM
Congratulations on this awesome lot being featured. It's brilliant and will fit in perfectly to my Greek/Italian town, inspired by Corvi. Maybe I'm not supposed to combine the 2, but they all seem to fit the theme. THANKYOU so much for this 5 star creation.
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#10 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 4:25 PM
Looks great in the main side view
Wonderful palace!

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
Scholar
#11 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 5:41 PM
this is a masterpiece, awesome work... gahh too bad my video card couldn't handle such big lot ~_~;

The rest of my skins can be found in my blog
http://navetsea.blogspot.com
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 6:08 PM
it's a little mix match everywhere.....nothing really matches....but other than that.....it is very nice....maybe i shall upload my mediterranean mansion.....it is spectacular...if i do say so myself.....great job!


i would like to upload your lot...but it comes up telling me that the file is corrupt and the transferring files cancel....do you have a solution?
Scholar
#13 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 6:53 PM
This house is beautiful! I like the "river" in the back of the house. Thanks
Blenderized to Pieces
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#14 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 7:02 PM Last edited by porkypine : 6th Jun 2006 at 6:47 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by aberlister
it's a little mix match everywhere.....nothing really matches....but other than that.....it is very nice....maybe i shall upload my mediterranean mansion.....it is spectacular...if i do say so myself.....great job!


i would like to upload your lot...but it comes up telling me that the file is corrupt and the transferring files cancel....do you have a solution?


hmmm... I'll have to download it and try to install it to find out what's going on. I'll get back to you with results.

OK. I just downloaded it and un-RAR-ed it and it opened fine. I won't be able to install it until I go home tonight. It is HUGE lot and maybe something happened during your download time and broke it - line noise or something. I am sorry you've had roblems with it. That can be very frustrating. If you know someone with a faster internet speed, you may ask them to download it for you. Dialup takes a very long time. I've had problems on big lots when I try to download from my home dialup. I wait until I am at school to get them. (broadband)

Ok. I downloaed the lot from MTS2 and installed it at home successfully. there may be a noise problem with your modem connection that caused it to corrupt. I;m sorry about that. It's frustrating on big lots. I've had problems with big downloads also. Do you have a library in your town that allows internet acccess? Many places nowadays have those. Also, if you have a laptop, with a wireless connection, you can try one of the WI-FI 'internet' cafe coffee shops that are all over the place. (We even have them in 'out in the middle of nowhere' tater-land.)

I hope you are successful.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 7:17 PM
I was sure this would make the featured lot when I saw it on Komos forum. It is a masterpiece! Congrats
Test Subject
#16 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 7:35 PM
Wow! Very nice! Wish I had the expansion packs to download this! But I only have one. Nice job though!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 7:43 PM
wow this place i perfect!!i love it!! but i dont have ofb but keep up the super work!!!!
Blenderized to Pieces
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Original Poster
#18 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 7:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lamammaforever
Hi porkypine, your creation is really beautyful and absolutely stunning.
I'm proud when you and the other talented builders take Italian views as starting point for your creations, this is one of the best. Thank you for the time spent and accuracy for details.
However, let me say that I'm not downloading it right now, there are too many custom contents and I have to check if they are in the "wanted list" or I noted them before but already excluded for some reason. I will take this palace, in any case, but need just time to think about.
Spectacular, no need to say since it's featured, but it is. Thank you and ciao.


Gracias. Thank you. I'm glad you like it. You can use simpack2 Clean Installer to open this lot and remove the CC that you don't want. I recommend you keep Numenors recolorable stairs. Otherwise the game substitutes may not 'match'. I've modified the list above telling you where each piece is located.
Top Secret Researcher
#19 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 10:58 PM
This is such an amazing lot!i could stare at the facade of the buidling forever ! Well done , thank you for sharing!

You will find my older and newest creations here
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 6th Jun 2006 at 4:24 AM
Congratulations porkypine! I knew this lot was going to be featured. It's so well deserved I suppose I've been lucky to be able to see more screenshots at Komosims forum
Awesome work, thanks for sharing.

Lin
Field Researcher
#21 Old 6th Jun 2006 at 2:27 PM
Everybody has already said the first thing... It's HUGE; It's Great; It's Aweswome. I agree!!!

Now- can we who are fortunate to have high end rigs get the other 8 mg? I would love to see how YOU decorated it. Thanx
Blenderized to Pieces
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#22 Old 6th Jun 2006 at 6:41 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tabbysgranhag
Everybody has already said the first thing... It's HUGE; It's Great; It's Aweswome. I agree!!!

Now- can we who are fortunate to have high end rigs get the other 8 mg? I would love to see how YOU decorated it. Thanx



Unfortunately no. MTS2 limits lot sizes to 10MB. I had to remove the furnishings and shopping stuff to make it small enough to pack and rar so it would be acepted. the photos show some of the furnishings. I used the boats from MICKYss. I had to remove them also along with the big corner bathtubs and counters.

I removed most of the OB stuff. those who don't have OFB should still be able to install this lot if they use simpack2 clean installer. I use ot for FFS lots. the missing stuff just flashes blue at me. I just delete the flashing blue stuff and replace it with something from my bins.
Test Subject
#23 Old 7th Jun 2006 at 7:49 AM
Its wondeful, well done =)
~Zoobini

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. - Henry Kissinger
Scholar
#24 Old 8th Jun 2006 at 7:08 PM
Its such a great creation! Thanks so much for making this wonderful Palazzo and sharing it with us.
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 6:17 PM
Absolutely amazing! Thanksa for the great download.

P.S.:
I have the Sims 2 Holiday Edition & that comes with the Snowman Kit.
Also, the Cupid Commando was a Maxis download a while back.
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