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La Maison du Frêne - NO CC!

by Caitie Posted 14th Feb 2011 at 3:33 PM - Updated 29th May 2011 at 7:04 PM by Caitie : There's one item from Late Night I completely forgot about; changed to reflect the need to have Late Night to download this lot.
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As I stated in my last upload, I completely love gardening in The Sims 3. Naturally, with the addition of World Adventures, this transferred over to nectar-making; naturally, then, that meant that I wanted a French-themed home for my nectar-making Simmies.

I couldn't find anything I liked online, though. In fact, I couldn't even find references to build my own, because I wasn't 100% sure what I wanted in the first place.

And then I stumbled on the website for a vacation home in the south of France (the Côte D'Azur, to be exact) known as Domain St Jacques de Couloubrier. And I fell in love.



If you were to look up Domain St Jacques de Couloubrier online, you'd see that my version isn't exactly like the real-life version; it's not supposed to be. For one thing, building an exact replica using the limited tools in The Sims 3 would have been impossible; for another, I wanted my creation to look right at home in Champs les Sims. But I certainly used the unique look of Domain St Jacques de Couloubrier as my inspiration.

Even though it visually has three levels, La Maison du Frêne actually only has one playable level. I've found that single-level homes, especially of that size and especially when your family has more than one Sim, are much easier to deal with than multiple-level homes.

It also includes a fully-mature garden with all grape varieties, including the original "grapevine", as well as life fruit, flame fruit, and all six fruit trees to get your nectar-making started immediately. All plants are of perfect quality so you don't have to waste time with inferior plants. The house also has a nectar-making machine in the shed to the rear of the house, and numerous nectar racks.

You will need the first three expansion packs for this home -- World Adventures, Ambitions, and Late Night. You do not need any stuff packs.

Lot Size: 40 x 40
Lot Price:
Furnished: §125,045
Unfurnished: §81,869
Foundation Type: Slab (built directly onto ground)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Playtested: Yes!

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: §125,045 / §81,869

Number of bedrooms: 2 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 Ambitions Late Night
Built with Game Version: 6.1.11
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Caitie_LaMaisonduFrene.zip

Size: 2.21 MB · Downloads: 1,872 · 6th Mar 2011
2.21 MB 1,872 6th Mar 2011
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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.


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#2 Old 14th Feb 2011 at 5:47 PM
Very pretty and cozy and nice colours.
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#3 Old 14th Feb 2011 at 6:45 PM
Lovely home, thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 14th Feb 2011 at 7:12 PM
I love this. I absolutely adore this. I hadn't planned on playing today but I will anyway now. (I'm adding stairs somewhere though... )
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#5 Old 15th Feb 2011 at 1:26 PM
Gorgeous. I never thought about having only one playable level on a multi-story house. Genius! I really don't like not being able to see everything when I play, so I generally only build one-level homes. Thanks for the idea, and this wonderful creation :-)
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#6 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 1:06 AM
Nice color scheme. The blue on the windows gives the house such a quaint and homely feeling.
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#7 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 5:23 AM
Thanks, all! <3

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Originally Posted by Simmiller
Gorgeous. I never thought about having only one playable level on a multi-story house. Genius! I really don't like not being able to see everything when I play, so I generally only build one-level homes. Thanks for the idea, and this wonderful creation :-)
That's sort of my thinking, as well. When you only have one Sim, it's not so big of a deal. But if you have an entire family (especially if you're playing a legacy game, where you have the main couple, their kids, and at least one set of grandparents under one roof) things can get rather hairy if you can't keep an eye on all your Simmies at the same time. Having one story to a house definitely helps the player do that.
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#8 Old 19th Feb 2011 at 4:52 AM
It's gorgeous! Thanks so much!
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#9 Old 20th Feb 2011 at 9:57 PM
It didn't work to download!!
Nothing happens when I doubleclick on the sims3package file.
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#10 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by shashmiga
It didn't work to download!!
Nothing happens when I doubleclick on the sims3package file.


I am having the same problem. When I double click the Sims pack, the launcher opens, but then nothing else happens. I LOVE this house, and would really like to play it, so hopefully the problem can be fixed.
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#11 Old 2nd Mar 2011 at 9:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rebecca4160
I am having the same problem. When I double click the Sims pack, the launcher opens, but then nothing else happens. I LOVE this house, and would really like to play it, so hopefully the problem can be fixed.


I'm having the same issue! I'm trying to find other solutions but keep coming up empty. I would love to play with this lot though; it looks stunning!
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 6th Mar 2011 at 3:44 AM
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Originally Posted by shashmiga
It didn't work to download!!
Nothing happens when I doubleclick on the sims3package file.
Apparently, a lot of people are having problems with this file. I tried downloading it and it worked fine for me, so I'm not sure what's wrong. The only thing I can think of is that the accent mark might be conflicting with some people's machines. So I've renamed the file to remove the accent mark, reziped it, and reuploaded it. Hope it works! XD
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#13 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 3:39 AM
I absolutely adore this house, it's a bummer it doesn't have a basement but I can live without it! One thing that has been driving me insane and I just have to ask, what is with the extra room with a fridge and stove next to the kitchen for?
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#14 Old 1st Apr 2011 at 8:16 PM
So beautiful! Thanks!
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#15 Old 8th May 2011 at 7:23 AM
This is great, and will look perfect in my Old Europe mini-hood in Twinbrook. :-)
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#16 Old 25th May 2011 at 3:05 AM Last edited by wolfs : 25th May 2011 at 3:26 AM.
I love the house and downloaded it for my sims. However, when I placed in in my world, there is no front gate as in the picture! Where did you get the gate from? You claimed no CC I have Base, WA, HEL, and AM but can't find the gate anywhere. Please tell me where I can get that beautiful gate.
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#17 Old 29th May 2011 at 7:08 PM
Thanks, all! I really appreciate all the kinds words! :D

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Originally Posted by wolfs
I love the house and downloaded it for my sims. However, when I placed in in my world, there is no front gate as in the picture! Where did you get the gate from? You claimed no CC I have Base, WA, HEL, and AM but can't find the gate anywhere. Please tell me where I can get that beautiful gate.
... Oops.

The gate came with Late Night. It's to keep paparazzi out. I'm soooooooo sorry I forgot about that item, Wolfs! Usually, when I'm ready to upload a lot, I go through the entire house, just to make sure there wasn't an item from an EP or SP that I forgot about. I guess I didn't think to look at the grounds, too.

Sorry.

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Originally Posted by HavanaLove
I absolutely adore this house, it's a bummer it doesn't have a basement but I can live without it! One thing that has been driving me insane and I just have to ask, what is with the extra room with a fridge and stove next to the kitchen for?
I think we might be even, now, because your post drove me insane trying to figure out what you were talking about! lol The "extra room" is a laundry room; the "stove" is the washing machine and the "fridge" is a dryer. I guess you can't really see that with a bird's-eye-view, and a washing machine and stove are very similar in size and shape anyway.

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#18 Old 7th Jun 2011 at 4:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Caitie

The gate came with Late Night. It's to keep paparazzi out. I'm soooooooo sorry I forgot about that item, Wolfs! Usually, when I'm ready to upload a lot, I go through the entire house, just to make sure there wasn't an item from an EP or SP that I forgot about. I guess I didn't think to look at the grounds, too.

Sorry.


That's ok, guess it is just one more reason for me to buy Nightlife now
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#19 Old 12th Jun 2011 at 2:35 PM
Wow! I love your lot, it's amazing. The most beautiful french house for Sims 3 I've found online <3 Thank you so much
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#20 Old 2nd Jan 2012 at 4:07 AM
I've been drooling over this lot for weeks - and I *finally* got World Adventures a few days ago (funny enough, it was the last EP I didn't have!)

This is perfect for my current Nectar-legacy family! Thank you so much