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Mirkwood Glade - an elven dwelling

by ninotchka Posted 17th May 2010 at 11:40 PM - Updated 3rd Jun 2010 at 1:03 AM by ninotchka
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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.
Mirkwood Glade - an elven dwelling

Requires World Adventures
Built with patch 2.6.11
Uses free and premium CC from the Sims Store

Mirkwood Glade is a clearing in a great, ancient, magical forest. There stands Mirkwood Glade House, an elven dwelling. It has 3 double sized bedrooms (the master bedroom has ensuite), 1 double nursery/children's room, nectar making facilities, cozy kitchen/dining, lounge with fireplace, 3 bathrooms, reading room, ornamental gardens, a fish stocked river, thriving vegetable patch, all surrounded by a mystical forest.

There are no tv's, radios or telephones or driveway (yet there is room for several car parking spots). There is, however, a chess board, an easel, two bookcases and two fire alarms. There is also a pathway leading through a small forest for you to plant your rare and special plants in

The interiors are quite spartan and organic, in that they do not feature any bright colours mostly muted neutrals and woods. There are no modern items (other than the great Sim essentials: the toilet/tub/shower/fridge/oven).

Freebie Sims Store content (download them here)
Terra Plant
Generation Clock
Thankgiving Set

Note: There were quite a few premium items used (esp. decor) because I relented and went on a mad spending spree at the Sims Store *dons ducksuit and quacks lol* I will try to provide a good freebie substitute list where possible (if you know of something please add your info)

Premium Decor Sims Store Content (requires Sims points)
Mystic Mushrooms - can be replaced by Joninmobile's cute version
Fraud Laug - just decor
Tropical Fruitbowl - can be replaced by an in-game plant or similar freebie
Harvest Time Painting - unnecessary, as there are plenty of freebie cc paintings within the same style
In the Park by Awalck Painting - see above
Fantasy World Tree - imho a must have for this lot
Spellbound Diary - totally unnecessary (you can take books out of your Sims inventory and place them on the counter)
Reflection Mirror -special gift for Sims Point purchase, can be replaced by any classic style mirror
Faire Vine Wall Decor - is only decor
Faire Statue - can be replaced by Joninmobile's beautiful fairy statue
B.Harvard's Water Collection - decor only
Advantageous Washstand - decor only

Premium Furniture Sims Store Content (requires Sims points)
Woodrow's Woodworks Dining Chair - can be replaced with the in-game Perfect Shui Dining Chair and recoloured in CAS
Don Pedo Dresser -can be easily replaced by one of the in-game dressers
The Pampered Pedro -can be replaced by the in-game Sleep-Slave Double Bed
Imperfect Globular End Table - can be replaced by the one inEsmeraldaF's wonderful medieval furniture sets
Retronator Stove- can be replaced by any stove (just recolour it into a dusky dark metallic colour
Faire Folk Bench

Premium Build Mode Sims Store Content (requires Sims points)
Magical Faire Door -can be replaced by in-game door called Amine's Door
Magical Faire Gate
Gothique window -I have not found a suitable freebie substitute
Worthington's Washbasin - can be replaced by the in game Plain Basin and recoloured in CAS)

lot size: 6x6
unfurnished: 99,077
furnished: 194,563

P.S - the gown on the sim was created VectorLover here at MTS


Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: 194,563

Number of bedrooms: 4 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: 2.6.11
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Mirkwood Glade.rar

Size: 2.69 MB · Downloads: 8,279 · 19th May 2010
2.69 MB 8,279 19th May 2010
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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#2 Old 18th May 2010 at 12:31 AM
Another beautiful lot! Seriously! Where do you pull these out from!?

I'm in awe. THank you for this lovely lot.

No, u can't haz cheezburger
Test Subject
#3 Old 18th May 2010 at 1:21 AM
This is so magical! Wow, I can't believe the beauty, it's absolutely ethereal. I wish I had those Sims Store items, I'd download this in a heartbeat if I did.
Original Poster
#4 Old 18th May 2010 at 1:35 AM
((Davey)) - if you refer to that pm, I pulled it outta the mud! Thank you for your kind, sweet words.

Taste of Venom - I realise now that I did go overboard with store stuff - I think I will recreate this one with mostly freebie items. I kinda got carried away (like a kid in a candy store with the emptiest pockets) ya know? Thanks for your kind words

Check the Sims 3 EA Freebies List for some awesome freebie downloads!
Zombie Socks
#5 Old 18th May 2010 at 1:47 AM
That is beautiful... just totally beautiful. I just wish it didn't cost so much to get it looking like that... It's very pretty though!

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Test Subject
#6 Old 18th May 2010 at 1:54 AM
It is certainly a very amazing build from an obviously skilled crator.

You have inspired me to try making a build of similar ( stressing similar, I would never outright copy you ) design because the plants and interior simply make me want to live there :D

Amazing job

This will be my first fav :D

Impossible is nothing
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
retired moderator
#7 Old 18th May 2010 at 1:54 AM
WOW! Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing :-)
#8 Old 18th May 2010 at 2:47 AM
Ninotchka: If you need anything meshed let me know. I'd love to work on projects with you.

No, u can't haz cheezburger
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 18th May 2010 at 5:36 AM
Thank you very much for rendering this house so beautifully, Ninotchka.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 18th May 2010 at 6:41 AM
I won't be downloading this because I don't have the requisite items, nor do I intend to download them, but I wanted to say that you did an amazing job. When I saw the pictures they just took my breath away. Brilliant work, just brilliant!

~ Non ducor, duco ~
Field Researcher
#11 Old 18th May 2010 at 7:54 AM
Just when I think you have made the most beautiful building possible you create something even more breathtaking. I'm so in awe of your talent, thank you for gifting us with these little treasures that make our game just that more special.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 18th May 2010 at 8:42 AM
Beautifull a place full of magic, i love it ty a lot! but i dunno what simpoints are

I will still try and match those thingyes with the ones you suggested ty again wonderfull

My Wings are hands bleed...
Original Poster
#13 Old 18th May 2010 at 8:59 AM
Hi everyone!
Wow, such generous, great feedback - thank you all very muchly, I am really pleased.

Within the next couple of days I will make a second version of this exact lot with "zero" premium content - it's a challenge and I am more than sure that I just didn't try hard enough without the premium Sims Store content.

Check the Sims 3 EA Freebies List for some awesome freebie downloads!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 18th May 2010 at 9:17 AM
Very beautifull and magical!
Wiki Wizard
#15 Old 18th May 2010 at 9:30 AM
This is SO amazing, i literally want to live here, faving!!

It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Test Subject
#16 Old 18th May 2010 at 9:44 AM
Thanks!! Your House Is so Amazing!! But.. Is this Requires WA and HELS?

..Welcome To Rokkenjima..
Original Poster
#17 Old 18th May 2010 at 9:54 AM
Thanks Lhonna, DeluxeDesigns and Amethyst . It only requires WA no HELS (I don't have it)

Check the Sims 3 EA Freebies List for some awesome freebie downloads!
Field Researcher
#18 Old 18th May 2010 at 9:59 AM
wow! this is so magical!! I love it!!! I love the colors you've used and the furniture and the garden is gorgeous. love love love it!!!
Mad Poster
#19 Old 18th May 2010 at 11:16 AM
Wow, this is BEAUTIFUL, wish I could live there IRL!
Test Subject
#20 Old 18th May 2010 at 11:48 AM
It's really magical! I will wait for the second version without CC!
#21 Old 18th May 2010 at 12:29 PM
You did it!!! What an amazing lot, so beautiful and detailed. Congratz to layout and color combination inside.
I don't download houses very often, but I'll have a close look at this jewel
Forum Resident
#22 Old 18th May 2010 at 1:48 PM
This is really beautiful, very colorful and full of life. You definitely have a hand for these fantasy lots. Only the mass of CC is maybe a turnoff, but you said you make a 2nd version.

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#23 Old 18th May 2010 at 2:06 PM
Absolutely beautiful, thank you so much for sharing!
Field Researcher
#24 Old 18th May 2010 at 3:01 PM
Absolutely stunningly beautiful. Don't have the words. I felt sucked into a fairytale.
Test Subject
#25 Old 18th May 2010 at 3:34 PM
Beautiful house, too bad i can't download it...
just a thing, in the image where you show all the vegetables in the baskets, where did you get them from?? They look great...
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