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Aunt Helena's - a Gothic Victorian house

by ninotchka Posted 25th Jan 2010 at 4:56 PM - Updated 26th Jan 2010 at 1:11 AM by ninotchka : typos
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
Aunt Helena's - a Gothic Victorian house

Requires the World Adventures EP
Uses 1 pay and 3 free items from the EA Sims Store (see details below)
Uses 1 (optional) CC item by Lemoncandy

Once the pearl of the Sunset Valley palisades, Aunt Helena's house has fallen into great disrepair. The interiors, once vibrant and fashionable are now dated and musty. The painted exterior of the building has succumbed to the elements, especially the harsh sea winds. With 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, two sitting rooms, neglected and weed infested gardens, mossy swimming pool, a grand, yet delapidated driveway, a token ghostly resident and extensive basement area (which could be used as addtional bedrooms and bathrooms).

Aunt Helena's house is perfect for the "creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky" Sims in your neighbourhood.

3 Free items from the EA Sims Store used in house:

Banquett Fan

Giant Bonsai Tree (seems to have been removed by EA boohoo since I downloaded it free, it is not necessary for the house)

Love in Darkness (painting)

1 pay item from EA Sims Store used in house:

Gothique Candle Stool
(note: this can be replaced by one of the in-game antique side tables, with the in-game candle decor placed on top)

Creeping Ivy by Lemoncandy

Furnished cost: 178,373
Unfurnished cost: 111,770
Lot size: 40x40


Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 178,373

Additional Credits:
A big thank you to Lemoncandy for her beautiful Creeping Ivy

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3 World Adventures
Built with Game Version: 2.3.33
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Aunt Lena's - a Victorian Gothic.rar

Size: 2.57 MB · Downloads: 2,557 · 25th Jan 2010
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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!
13 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 25th Jan 2010 at 5:16 PM
very nice work, i love this architecture
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 25th Jan 2010 at 5:53 PM
yes, this is just perfect for my game. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 25th Jan 2010 at 7:34 PM
it's awesome, you rock!

I do not suffer from insanity...I enjoy every minute of it!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 25th Jan 2010 at 9:36 PM
The ambience that you've created is wonderful and I love the design of the house.
Original Poster
#6 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 1:13 AM
Thanks for the nice comments

Hillcrest, you and I must have been on the same wavelength recently
Field Researcher
#7 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 8:08 AM
This is a great house. I love the exterior design it gives a real sense of somethings going to happen behind the facade. Again I love your work.
#8 Old 3rd Feb 2010 at 10:17 PM
Beautiful work!

Love will humiliate you and hate will cradle you.
Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.
Test Subject
#9 Old 18th Feb 2010 at 2:46 AM
omg it's gorgeous just what i need for my gothic sims =]
Test Subject
#10 Old 4th Mar 2010 at 2:35 PM
Ridiculously gorgeous and replacing Goth Manor ASAP! Thanks for not using alot of CC and store stuff.
Test Subject
#11 Old 2nd Apr 2010 at 4:05 AM
Wow, I wrote a script some three years ago with the same name...
Test Subject
#12 Old 24th Oct 2010 at 8:14 PM
incredible home.
Test Subject
#13 Old 22nd May 2011 at 5:26 PM
This is great for the gothic world I'm making.
Test Subject
#14 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 1:01 AM
Anyone Else think MCR's "Helena"? No? ok....So Long and Goodnight Then...