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The Beverly

by jenba Posted 19th Jun 2009 at 6:55 AM - Updated 19th Jun 2009 at 2:41 PM by jenba : Fixing some formatting
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
The Beverly was inspired by suburban American ranch homes built in the 1950s and 60s. The exterior color scheme of salmon pink and cherry red, as well as the basic plan of the house, were borrowed from a vintage 1956 house plan.

The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom layout is ideal for a family of 4. A one-car garage is the perfect place to store your hot rod, and the backyard patio is just begging to be used for entertaining the neighbors. Make sure you serve cocktails and fondue! (Er, I guess that would be juice and hot dogs?)

You don't need any custom content to play this home, but for a more "authentic" 1950s look, I recommend HystericalParoxysm's Doodlebug pattern in the kitchen. BEST PATTERN EVER! Here's an example of the Beverly kitchen with the Doodlebug pattern in the wallpaper.

Just as a note, this lot was originally built at 2400 Pinochle Point in Sunset Valley, but it should look good on any 40 x 30 lot.

Lot Size: 4x3
Lot Price: Furnished - 68,357
Unfurnished - 36,190

Number of bedrooms: 3 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
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Size: 1.42 MB · Downloads: 3,153 · 19th Jun 2009
1.42 MB 3,153 19th Jun 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

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.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 7:31 AM
Thanks for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 2:21 PM
HUGs , I just have to .. this home is just like the one I grew up in. I thought a bout making it some time but never did, as i am bad at deco.

Test Subject
#4 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 2:37 PM
It's amazing how much it looks like the plan! Good job! Reminds me of a home I once lived in - right down to the trellis in the back.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 3:53 PM
O__o *bows down to the great and powerful jenba* This house is GORGEOUS!!!! *twitch* I will have to remember to download it when I get home. If you ever decide to get into building houses in REAL life ... give me a call ... especially if you make it for me for free.
Test Subject
#6 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 3:57 PM
Awh I love it! Great job, I especially like the furnishing!
Mad Poster
#7 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 5:28 PM
Groovalicious!! Thanks!!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 9:51 PM
SOOOO authentic! Just like the houses my friends grew up in LOL. I, unfortunately, grew up in a trashy 50's apartment. *grin*

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Test Subject
#9 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 10:59 PM
Great job, Jenba. Definitely a trip in the way-back-machine :-)
Test Subject
#10 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 11:52 PM
So much love... I can't wait to use this house!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 20th Jun 2009 at 12:00 AM
Yay, I loved your picture of the retro kitchen in the favorite rooms thread and now I can have the whole house! You really did a wonderful job, thanks for sharing
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 20th Jun 2009 at 12:57 AM
Adorable! I'm a sucker for retro interior design. This is fabulous.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 20th Jun 2009 at 6:39 AM
Nice home! I like it because it is very simple! Thanks.
Test Subject
#14 Old 20th Jun 2009 at 12:19 PM
love this house!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 20th Jun 2009 at 8:38 PM
This looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 21st Jun 2009 at 6:30 AM
What a lovely house! Thank you for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 21st Jun 2009 at 6:48 PM
Haha this is adorable. It totally reminds me of the 'doll house' they made for Wynona Rider in Great Balls of Fire!

Right on!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 24th Jun 2009 at 12:07 PM
This is great =] I like 1-floor-houses

Test Subject
#19 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 9:47 PM
Gorgeous house, I grew up in an apartment building made in the mid-late 50s. The bathroom looked exactly like that lol (well, my aunts did, our washroom was black and white and my grandmother's was yellow and black) very good. Makes me miss the apartment even more.

"I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane."


Test Subject
#20 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 2:37 AM
1 floor houses are a god send! and this one is PERFECT I really wanted a vintage family and I got the vintage dresses and I have Ideas for the family but one of the rooms with the double bed is going to have to be a room for kids hahaha
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 9th Jul 2010 at 3:05 AM
this is so great - i don't know if anyone knows this but there is an artist who makes furniture for the sims 3 that is based entirely in this period and would complement the house design beautifully, its over at awesims... with this beautiful house i finally have the sims/madmen crossover i've wanted all this time!
Test Subject
#22 Old 26th Feb 2012 at 7:23 PM
I love this so much!! You really did a fantastic job at creating this wonderfully midcentury house!
Test Subject
#23 Old 23rd Oct 2014 at 3:29 AM
Great 50's house. Love the salmon color. :) Thanks!
Test Subject
#24 Old 6th Feb 2021 at 3:08 AM
My favorite house style is Ranch, and I absolutely adore the combination of retro and modern you've got here in the furniture and colors. I'm downloading it right now!