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The Barclay Townhouse

by ozonemania Posted 19th Aug 2009 at 2:33 AM - Updated 18th Aug 2009 at 11:17 PM by ozonemania : addressing Custom Content
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts
This contemporary 4 story townhouse, with sunken garage, three bedrooms and a roof deck, fits on a narrow 20x30 lot.

Squeezed between two large rancher lots, Mr. Barclay decided to build a vertical-space solution to this tight lot. A half-sunk garage sits underneath this three-story very urban home with high ceilings and plenty of street interaction.

Mr. Barclay commissioned Wu + Hu Architects to design this home for him and his two teenage children. The house was designed to give the kids their own 'wing' of the house and direct access to the roof floor and deck.

The garage not completely underground, which makes the main level slightly elevated. There is a short sloped driveway leading to the road.

Specifications: 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths

Lot Size: 20x30
Lot Price (unfurnished): 121 607
Lot Price (furnished): 212 659

Requirements: The Sims 3. You will also need to have installed EA Store sets Bayside Set and Ultra Lounge Set to get the look pictured in the screenshots, but it's not necessary to play the lot.

Notes: This house uses higher than normal ceilings which created a set of interesting challenges. Everything but the garage doors were tested so everything should be working. There is a slight issue on one of the stairways where the sim will slightly dip below the floor when leaving the stairs, but it still worked. If people are having any issues please let me know.

I originally built this as a duplex, but have found out multi-family living doesn't really work that well in Sims 3.. yet. So I just made it a single household home.

This design was again inspired by a home in my city... actually alot of them as this is based on a rowhouse design.

This is my third lot submission on MTS. Any feedback is welcome. Thanks for checking it out.


Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 212659

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
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.

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Size: 3.22 MB · Downloads: 2,550 · 19th Aug 2009
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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!
18 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 17 Feedback Posts
#2 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 2:45 AM
Fantastic design!

Absolutely amazing home! Thank you
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 2:46 AM
This is beautiful! I love the bathroom. (I have a thing for bathrooms o.o)
Good job!
Test Subject
#4 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 3:35 AM
crazy coincidence!!
OMG! MY last name is Barclay! and right now in sims 3 i decided to make myself =P and so MY Barclay household is living in the exact same lot that yours is in!!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 5:10 AM
i'm very picky about downloading modern homes. most are just boxy with no character. this i like. a lot. great job!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 5:45 AM
This is very unique and pretty. I like your choice of color splashes to accent and unify everything. I gave the thought of making a house with high walls, good to hear doors and such function. It gives this house a spectacular new look and you executed everything so well, good job!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 5:48 AM
Excellent design! I salute you! :D
Test Subject
Original Poster
#8 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 6:40 AM
Originally Posted by Iron1Daisy
OMG! MY last name is Barclay! and right now in sims 3 i decided to make myself =P and so MY Barclay household is living in the exact same lot that yours is in!!
Hehe... no coincidence. You hear that light rapping on your window behind you? That's me! BOO! :D


That's a pretty freaky coincidence.
Forum Resident
#9 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 12:41 PM
Impressive house, great job.
Wiki Wizard
#10 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 1:26 PM
holy plumbob, this is friggin awesome!!! :o

It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Test Subject
#11 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 2:29 PM
Wow, you are so talented. I wish I could buy more simpoints but my card doesnt work in the store ): *sign* i so want the furniture in this house. I think I'm going to download it anyway.. yes :D

love Siv
Test Subject
#12 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 3:54 PM
Oh my God this is.... this is.... I'm lost for words.... there's not even a word for this perfection... THANK YOU!!!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 4:23 PM
Very nice^^ but the layout seems promote privacy, room with individual stairs...

Challenge breeds Excellence
Test Subject
#14 Old 20th Aug 2009 at 1:34 AM
I love this house! its stunning, very california. thanks
Rogue Redeemer
retired moderator
#15 Old 20th Aug 2009 at 3:11 PM
This fits perfectly for my San Francisco-hood, really cool!
Test Subject
#16 Old 20th Aug 2009 at 10:53 PM
Very impressive, nice job . Keep up the work
Field Researcher
#17 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 1:05 PM
Really cool architecture!
Test Subject
#18 Old 28th Jun 2010 at 3:46 PM
All your houses seem to be amazing. I have no building skill whatsoever so you can imagine how greatful I am that at least some people can make some nice houses ^^ amazing! Thank you so much.
Test Subject
#19 Old 11th Sep 2010 at 11:33 AM
I love it!!! So should get a feature