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etsura - an organic habitat inspired by asian lifestyle

by jon119 Posted 7th Feb 2009 at 6:32 PM - Updated 4th Apr 2009 at 9:02 PM by jon119 : UPDATED: desk removed from furnished version
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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.
It's been a while since my last lot was uploaded here but I still like building very much and I'm very glad with this special house:

etsura


With the help of many nice advisors in the Creator Feedback Forum I designed this contemporary living space. The lavish glass walls create a link between the inside of the house and the people living in it and the garden space outside. Many green plants, bushes and exotic palms grow around the housse as well as in the two roof garden levels.
The interior is modern but without getting cold and overstyled. Enjoy living in rooms equipped with beautiful furniture made of natural raw materials and designed to fit the simple but stylish appearance of the house.
etsura features luxurious amenities such as a big spa bathroom and two spacious bedrooms with another bedroom. Working in a kitchen like the one found here is mostly a pleasure. The office with view to the garden should stimulate everyones creativity! (The desk is not included; download it FROM THIS POST )
Tested in game!

IMPORTANT:
The lot contains Numenor's WallWindow. You need the whole Basic Set to make them work. If you don't have it yet please download the 'WallWindow_Seamless_BASIC_set' from THIS POST . If you already have the WallWindows in your game and they work you don't need to do this.

I know that this lot uses quite many downloads. For those of you who prefer to furnish it with Maxis content or other CC I also included an unfurnished version. It is packaged with only a small number of downloads.

Unfurnished version specifications:
Price: 55,581
Size: 2x3
Fully landscaped and with indoor walls and stairs, doors, etc.!

Furnished version specifications:
Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 111,673
Fully landscaped, with indoor layout, stylish wallpapers and all furnishings and decorations!

I hope that you like the design and layout, if so please remember hitting Thanks or write a comment!
Additional Custom Content not included:
xaad design desk by jon119, found ->HERE<-

Custom Content Included:

The unfurnished version only includes:
-Custom Content by Me:
- JB Ecorre Stone Floor
- JB Ecorre Pebble Floor
- JB Ecorre Stone Wall
-Custom Content by other creators:
- Time Factor:Seamless walls with some history. Pixelhate 2008. by pixelhate
- Escadaria "Passo-a-Passo" Altitude & Atitude Ltda by Holy Simoly
- The Mumbo Jumbo Grass by buggybooz
- Dragon Tree by macarossi
- Seamless WallWindow - by Numenor by Numenor
- WallWindow - Wall Boundary by Numenor
- Painting - Square - Argh by Tiggy027
- Painting - Square - Argh by Tiggy027
- Painting - Square - Argh by Tiggy027
- Living 5 - window by Made by Delphine @ simsinparis
- Sip Wallset 3-1 textile by simsinparis
- Sip 1-2 wood floor by SimsInParis

Additionally the furnished version contains:
-Custom Content by Me:
- JB Star Shaped Glass Vase
- JB Blooming Magnolia Branch
- JB 'Venerable Chunks' Wall
- JB Ecorre Stone Wall

-Custom Content by other creators:
- Salt and Pepper shakers by buggybooz of MTS2
- Wooden Paneling by reflexsims
- Grassy Rocks 1 by himawara106
- Orion Ceiling Lamp by Holy Simoly
- A Series of Events by MultiPaint Co. by Manga_Moon
- KitchenBasic counter by buggybooz
- KitchenBasic Island no 2 by Buggybooz at Mod The Sims 2
- KitchenBasic Sooper dooper cooker by Buggybooz at Mod The Sims 2
- PS dining chair by buggybooz
- PS 3tile dining table by buggybooz
- bathroom 1- bath by Sims In Paris
- Bedroom 7 - bed by SimsInParis
- Bedroom 7 - lamp by SimsInParis
- Bedroom 7 - mirror by SimsInParis
- Sip 1-10 wood floor by SimsInParis
- Sip 1-2 wood floor by SimsInParis
- sip living4 -armchair- by SimsInParis
- Sip living4 -curtain- by Jasmine at SimsinParis
- Sip living4 -rug- by Jasmine at SIP
- Sip living4 -sofa- by simsinparis
- Living 5 - tv by by Delphine
- Sip wallset 1-3 beige flowers by simsinparis
- M3 Wooden Wall by Ewelina


Additional Credits:
Greenshot
Unfreez
Paint.NET

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
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 2 Bon Voyage
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
etsura by jon119-updated.zip

Size: 5.31 MB · Downloads: 15,168 · 26th Feb 2009
5.31 MB 15,168 26th Feb 2009
etsura by jon119 UNFURNISHED.zip

Size: 1.98 MB · Downloads: 9,453 · 7th Feb 2009
1.98 MB 9,453 7th Feb 2009
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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Forum Resident
#2 Old 7th Feb 2009 at 6:37 PM
Yay, it's here!! Thanks so much for sharing your creative genius with the rest of us. I can't wait to try it out in game!!
Instructor
Original Poster
#3 Old 7th Feb 2009 at 6:49 PM
Thanks!
I hope that I've found a good mix ratio of playability and design.
Probably it's better to place some of the 45 degree objects with the normal angle but that's no big deal.
Mad Poster
#4 Old 7th Feb 2009 at 7:30 PM
I really like this! I amour the modern style and love the plants surrounding the lot. So peaceful!

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Instructor
#5 Old 7th Feb 2009 at 8:50 PM
Very pretty & calming, I love the roof top gardens .Thanks for sharing!

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#6 Old 7th Feb 2009 at 8:51 PM
It arrrriiiiiiiiives! Thank you so much for this, I shall have a lovely time playing with it!

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Test Subject
#7 Old 7th Feb 2009 at 9:22 PM
Aww, that looks great. I wanna live in a house like this one, I love the style <3 *fan of asian lifestyle*.
Mad Poster
#8 Old 8th Feb 2009 at 3:31 AM
hey yay! Glad it was uploaded! Woot!

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Test Subject
#9 Old 8th Feb 2009 at 5:36 AM
You did a really great job, this turned out even better than the original idea! It's so beautiful, just the kinda of modern home and style I love! Fantastic!!!
Test Subject
#10 Old 8th Feb 2009 at 5:38 AM
Oh shoot, just realized that it required BonVoyage. Well, it was nice looking at it! lol
Test Subject
#11 Old 8th Feb 2009 at 7:08 AM
It's a lovely lot, but it crashed my game the first time I tried to load it. I tested all the individual CC files and found that the new desk was the culprit - attempting to view the object in the catalog also resulted in a crash, and removing the file made the lot playable again. I've got all the EPs up to Bon Voyage and am running the game on a Mac with no hacks or mods.

Still an awesome lot, though!
Mad Poster
#12 Old 8th Feb 2009 at 8:06 AM
Stunning lot and what a hard work you put on it ! Gorgeous result ! I love it ! Thanks for sharing
Forum Resident
#13 Old 8th Feb 2009 at 11:46 AM
jon, you've outdone yourself with this super creation, what a lovely place!! you've made a beautiful mixture of styles, and the result is just awesome. Keep it up!!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 8th Feb 2009 at 12:20 PM
Ahh this is a beautiful house,with a great garden..you know the style of the house reminds me a bit on the houses of Simophor for sims 1, I always liked them.
Thank you so much for sharing your creations..it's much appreciated.
Wiki Wizard
#15 Old 8th Feb 2009 at 7:39 PM
This is epic, thanks for this!! i want more haha


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Instructor
#16 Old 8th Feb 2009 at 8:25 PM
I remember seeing this on the Feedback forum. It turned out beautifully. I don't usually download homes since I like making my own, but this one is an exception. It's freakin' gorgeous. Thank you for all the work- much appreciated.
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#17 Old 8th Feb 2009 at 9:56 PM
So how much to build this for me in real life? Do you take payment in brownies?

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 9th Feb 2009 at 4:33 AM
Absolutely amazing Jon. I also love how you placed interiors wallpapers and your pebble floor is perfectly done.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 9th Feb 2009 at 8:37 AM
Great job! I would like to move in here myself!
Test Subject
#20 Old 9th Feb 2009 at 10:36 AM
I am in love with this house! ^-^
Forum Resident
#21 Old 9th Feb 2009 at 5:14 PM
that....house...it can't..be it looks just like the one I was born on. oh my gosh. its Deja Vu all over in my childhood good work

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Lab Assistant
#22 Old 10th Feb 2009 at 6:29 AM
say where are those stairs from??

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Instructor
Original Poster
#23 Old 10th Feb 2009 at 12:47 PM
Thank you bunches for all th nice comments! I'm very glad that my idea is so much appreciated .

Quote:
Originally Posted by TinaTwice
It's a lovely lot, but it crashed my game the first time I tried to load it. I tested all the individual CC files and found that the new desk was the culprit - attempting to view the object in the catalog also resulted in a crash, and removing the file made the lot playable again. I've got all the EPs up to Bon Voyage and am running the game on a Mac with no hacks or mods.

Still an awesome lot, though!


That's a serious issue, I'm sorry that it crashed the game and it's very nice that you tested it for me!
As I wrote the desk is and item I didn't publish yet and I can't exclude that it causes problems. I did test it in the game with BV as well as in a Basegame only environment and there were no issues at all.
PLEASE REPORT if someone else also experienced issues with the desk. If not I'd assume that it's an individual problem but if there are more problems I'll remove the desk from the package and test it again.
Abam: The stairs are from holysimoly.com.
Test Subject
#24 Old 11th Feb 2009 at 9:26 PM
thanks for sharing this so tranquil wish its little bigger tho.
Inventor
#25 Old 12th Feb 2009 at 5:46 PM
Looks really great. Good job! Danke.
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