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Monterrey Villa

by ash3sandgh0sts Posted 12th May 2008 at 6:24 AM - Updated 15th May 2008 at 4:35 AM by ash3sandgh0sts
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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.

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I've always adored Spanish Colonial/Mission Revival/Monterrey styled homes, but for some reason I can never get it quite right. I used a house I used to spend a great deal of time in as a template for this one, though I'm not sure how well it really captures it, stylistically. This type of home is quite common in California, particularly along the coast. (This one happens to be located in the Santa Barbara area.) Anyway, it is quite spacious inside, and has a relatively open floorplan on the first floor (and plenty of room for a basement.) It includes four bedrooms, three baths, four balconies, pool, and large front yard and courtyard (ideal for entertaining!)

ALSO:
Be sure to download roddyaleixo's invisible driveway as it did not appear in the main package file. While not required, I prefer the look of a stone driveway to a cement one. ;]

Lot Size: 5x4
Lot Price: $207,979

Custom Content Included:
- "La Classica" door by temptress
- Edge Smoother Gray by Ailias
- Lancet build set: double flat framed arch by babayaga
- Lancet build set: double deep-framed window-- mullioned by babayaga
- Lancet build set: single flat frame arch by babayaga
- Lancet build set: single deep framed window-- mullioned by babayaga
- Lancet build set: single deep framed window-- mullioned by babayaga
- Lancet build set: single deep-framed short window-- mullioned by babayaga
- Lancet build set: single flat framed short window-- glassless by babayaga
- Lavender by besen
- Lavender by besen
- corvidophile2-Climbing Plant(with planter)-part 1 by corvidophile2
- corvidophile2-Climbing Plant-part 1-MASTER mesh by corvidophile2
- corvidophile2-Climbing Plant-part 5 by corvidophile2
- Climbing Plant recolor by corvidophile2
- Climbing Plant recolor by corvidophile2
- Smaller Vasculito's General Cactus by corvidophile2
- Southwestern Beams (down) by corvidophile2
- Southwestern Beams Up 2 by corvidophile2
- stucco wall by corvidophile2
- Stucco fence by corvidophile2
- Litsa's Veranda Railing - Straight by litsa
- marina's fountain recolor by dv
- portuguese tile by riotgirlk
- For boards so polished you could slip on them. By Holy Simoly by Holy Simoly
- Cupresssus Sempevirens by xrax
- Potted Cypress by xrax
- Primroses by macarossi
- Balustrade "Western" en bois blanc by ililas
- "Sepulcural Spire" by kate
- spire recolor by kate
- Gentrific "Flame-O-Rama" Fireplace by hopebayler
- The Literal Rose by macarossi
- Medieval Gothic Fountain by marina
- concrete fence by marvine
- Antebellum Wall Lamp by taroo
- Casbah Casuals Fireplace by 40 Thieves Ltd. WITHOUT CHIMNEY by mia86
- Mensula By Nanisim by nanisim
- Modular Stairs by Numenor
- Deck stairs by numenor
- Pond Rocks by macarossi
- Mescalito Zypresse by balckypanther
- Tree - Cypress by balckypanther
- UpRite Column, Medium #2 Offset by sophie-david
- Spiked Iron Fence by stepehnguy
- Trachycarpus fortunei (10 m) by alex_stanton1983
- Trachycarpus fortunei (12 m) by alex_stanton1983
- Trachycarpus fortunei (8 m) by alex_stanton1983

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Monterrey Villa.rar

Size: 5.48 MB · Downloads: 8,073 · 12th May 2008
5.48 MB 8,073 12th May 2008
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Instructor
#2 Old 14th May 2008 at 3:53 PM
Stunning house! :D
Scholar
#3 Old 14th May 2008 at 4:09 PM
Your house is stunningly beautiful.It looks so inviting and so real that I can close my eyes and imagine that I am entering this gorgeous lot and enjoying deeply everything on it:Wonderful architectural lines,delightful hamony between pure white and dark wood and so sweet landscaping.This is a jewel.
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work.Big hugs.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 14th May 2008 at 4:26 PM
very nice is so beautiful thank you so mauch for sharing.

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#5 Old 14th May 2008 at 4:54 PM
Incredible, incredible, incredible...
Never bored of admiring your work.
Forum Resident
#6 Old 14th May 2008 at 5:00 PM
woooow! perfect spanish influence in this lot! I adore it, great job!
Test Subject
#7 Old 14th May 2008 at 6:44 PM
absolutely amazing, a true work of art. thank you so much for sharing your hard work and most excellent creation.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 14th May 2008 at 8:55 PM
It is a pearl! Thank you.
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#9 Old 14th May 2008 at 10:42 PM
Beautiful! Thanks :-)

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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 16th May 2008 at 4:42 AM
Well I don't know if you thought if you got it right but I do know I had to have this house in my neighborhood.I absoutely adore it!Thank you!
Inventor
#11 Old 16th May 2008 at 9:23 AM
Wow is really all I can say. I'm speechless. It's so beautiful and realistic, I wish I lived there.

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Test Subject
#12 Old 16th May 2008 at 6:01 PM
good work, its pretty good, but.. i live in monterrey and i have not seen any house similar to this one... but well, anyway, thanks. I think its just the name that you liked
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 19th May 2008 at 10:44 AM
This is great, just what I wanted someone to do with the lancet arch set. Yay!

I've been frustrated too when trying to build this general type of house. I think the Monterey style is easier to translate to Sims2 than the more ornate Spanish Revival stuff is, because they have roofs with some overhang and fewer idiosyncratic architectural details that have to be gotten just right.



Anyway, I think you pulled it off! It's lovely and captures the spirit of the style.


Oh, and akitremo-- ash3sandgh0sts did not just call the house "Monterrey" because he or she just "liked the name", but because s/he actually knows something about architectural styles. That's the name of the style, only it's actually spelled "Monterey" with one "r", named after the (small) city in California
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 19th May 2008 at 11:51 AM
I saw this lot in the finds section on the MTS2 forum and it immediately caught my attention. It looks great in the screenshots. Love it! Thank you for sharing this jewel with us.

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Original Poster
#15 Old 20th May 2008 at 4:55 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BabaYaga
This is great, just what I wanted someone to do with the lancet arch set. Yay!

I've been frustrated too when trying to build this general type of house. I think the Monterey style is easier to translate to Sims2 than the more ornate Spanish Revival stuff is, because they have roofs with some overhang and fewer idiosyncratic architectural details that have to be gotten just right.



Anyway, I think you pulled it off! It's lovely and captures the spirit of the style.


Oh, and akitremo-- ash3sandgh0sts did not just call the house "Monterrey" because he or she just "liked the name", but because s/he actually knows something about architectural styles. That's the name of the style, only it's actually spelled "Monterey" with one "r", named after the (small) city in California


i agree, and i've attempted that ornate spanish revival nonsense (which of course i love) but unless...oh, you give us some great content to reflect it ( ) i'll never get it right! lol. & as to the spelling, well...i've seen it with one R, and i've seen it with two. bah! nonsense, all of it! (i prefer two Rs. even if it is incorrect, heh.)

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 21st May 2008 at 7:57 PM
Absolutely stunning house... again!!!

I've been building houses for my game for quite a while now (4 years) and could never reach this level of achievement of yours. All of your houses are quality A-1 in terms of architecture likeliness and style, adding your personal touch that makes me a tad bit jeallous of my sims for owning these pieces of art. Thanks a lot for enlightening our games with all of your marvellous houses. ;-)

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Test Subject
#17 Old 28th May 2008 at 8:04 AM
Stunning house!

But for whatever reason, the windows/doors/arches didn't show up right, I guess the meshes weren't included with the file? Anyway, I got them, so now the house should be as beautiful as it is in the pictures...I just wish I'd known beforehand.

It's still gorgeous...this is one style I can never do right, but maybe houses like yours will give me some tips. I could never do the landscaping as well, though, that's just not my bag.

Great work, I'm converting it into a hotel, lol, for a neighborhood I'm creating.
Scholar
#18 Old 10th Apr 2010 at 6:13 PM
this is adorable!!! thank you!

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Instructor
#19 Old 12th May 2010 at 10:01 AM
So beautiful!