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The Casuarina

by Beefysim1 Posted 14th May 2011 at 4:22 PM - Updated 11th Jun 2012 at 1:26 PM by Beefysim1
38 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Specifications

Lot Size: 30x20
Price: §182,391(f); §114,7185(uf)


4 large bedrooms
3 bathrooms (+ sunken ensuite)
2 living areas (one sunken)
Kitchen with breakfast bar
Dining room
Roof garden
Balconies
Laundry
Pool
Single sunken garage

Required Custom Content

Retaining Walls by Flabaliki

Backless Showers by HugeLunatic

CAST yourself a painting! by Armiel

Notes
  • The game sometimes likes to move my mailbox to any random place it desires when I place lots. Use moveobjects on and hold down 'alt' to place the mailbox in its pillar if you are affected.
  • If the plants from the roof garden are visible even when that level is not active, enter buy mode once, then exit it.
Ideas
  • This house was built with customization in mind. At the same time, I didn't want to hit you with a massive custom content list. Consequently, the house is furnished quite modestly. Please, add your own stamp as you would a real house. Change the feature walls, grab some custom content, etc. Make it your own.
  • If you prefer form over function or don't mind mowing, consider converting the front entertaining area into a zen garden or yard.
  • Consider setting custom brightness to lights to reduce glare or create mood.
  • Consider converting the downstairs bedroom into an exercise room, rumpus room, etc.

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 Ambitions Late Night
Built with Game Version: 6.2.4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
The Casuarina.zip

Size: 3.54 MB · Downloads: 13,830 · 14th May 2011
3.54 MB 13,830 14th May 2011
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 14th May 2011 at 5:01 PM
Minimalist!! I love it! Thank you!!
Test Subject
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#3 Old 14th May 2011 at 6:15 PM
THIS IS PERFECT! Thank you so much for this, it's amazing. I'm hardly ever able to download custom houses because I'm so picky, but this one is just perfect :D
Scholar
#4 Old 14th May 2011 at 7:24 PM
Very beachy looking; I love the look and feel of it!! Thank you for sharing.
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 14th May 2011 at 9:02 PM
This is gorgeous! Thanks
Instructor
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#6 Old 15th May 2011 at 12:11 AM
Pretty much my dream home. Now all it needs is a liiiittttle decoration inside to suit my tastes. Thanks so much!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 15th May 2011 at 2:52 AM
One of my favorite houses! ^^
Thank you!
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 15th May 2011 at 6:47 AM
Can't wait to download!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 15th May 2011 at 8:37 AM
do i need three of the EP or juz anyone of them.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 15th May 2011 at 8:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by NX21
do i need three of the EP or juz anyone of them.


You need all three.


Thank you for the comments, everybody.
Test Subject
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#11 Old 15th May 2011 at 9:02 AM
is there any other good house requires ambitions only
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#12 Old 15th May 2011 at 9:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by NX21
is there any other good house requires ambitions only


Update your profile with the stuff packs and expansion packs that you own, then when you are in the 'Lots & Housing' section, go to the area at the top of the page that says 'Filter Downloads' and expand it. Once there, select the tab that says 'Show selection', then the sub-tab that says 'Compatible downloads', then 'GO'. This will filter all the downloads so you can only see houses that will work for your game configuration.
Test Subject
#13 Old 15th May 2011 at 9:50 AM
Amazing house I love it..it will fill my beachfront area with more modern houses. But how did you do the stair. I mean when you used the CONSTRAINFLOORELEVATION FALSE cheat to make the "THICK BITS" but when I make them I can't seem to use the stairs. If anyone has a solution please PM me

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Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 15th May 2011 at 2:49 PM
beautiful contempory house - thank you
Top Secret Researcher
#15 Old 16th May 2011 at 3:06 AM
I just placed it and noticed the ground is not even, it slopes toward the back of the house. Is this house made for any special location in a specific neighborhood? I just tried on a completely flat 20x30, it doesn't look quite right.

Oh, for those who worry about EP, you can still place this house with basegame only. TS3 will just remove anything you are not supposed to have. The house may not look too complete, but you get the base design, and you can start your interior design spree to your heart content.

I work for a living, but I don't necessarily live for a working.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#16 Old 16th May 2011 at 4:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomomi1922
I just placed it and noticed the ground is not even, it slopes toward the back of the house. Is this house made for any special location in a specific neighborhood? I just tried on a completely flat 20x30, it doesn't look quite right.

Oh, for those who worry about EP, you can still place this house with basegame only. TS3 will just remove anything you are not supposed to have. The house may not look too complete, but you get the base design, and you can start your interior design spree to your heart content.


It's meant for a lot on the beach in Sunset Valley. It's directly behind the community beach lot in the main beach. There seems to be a cheat you have to use to place lots in Bridgeport without them sinking into the ground.
Scholar
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#17 Old 16th May 2011 at 11:09 AM
ADORE this lot.Its technically and aesthetically a masterpiece.Looks so real and so inviting.Its an amazing job.Thanks so much for sharing it.Hugs.
Top Secret Researcher
#18 Old 17th May 2011 at 6:49 AM Last edited by tomomi1922 : 17th May 2011 at 8:19 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beefysim1
It's meant for a lot on the beach in Sunset Valley. It's directly behind the community beach lot in the main beach. There seems to be a cheat you have to use to place lots in Bridgeport without them sinking into the ground.

Actually it works quite ok even with sinking surface, but since you mentioned it, please let me know the cheat that I can place without sinking.

I work for a living, but I don't necessarily live for a working.
Test Subject
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#19 Old 18th May 2011 at 1:10 PM
WOOOWWWWWW
All I Can Say Is I Love It
Definitely My Sims Next Home
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#20 Old 18th May 2011 at 3:35 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomomi1922
Actually it works quite ok even with sinking surface, but since you mentioned it, please let me know the cheat that I can place without sinking.


You can find the necessary information here.
Test Subject
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#21 Old 19th May 2011 at 9:02 PM
Thank you! It's beautiful! I Love it so match
Test Subject
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#22 Old 20th May 2011 at 12:57 PM
WOW again like the other house gonna try this thanks for this
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#23 Old 22nd May 2011 at 8:57 AM
Amazing work that you've done, thanks for sharing !!
Lab Assistant
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#24 Old 26th May 2011 at 6:35 PM
Thank You So Much!! I Love This House!
Test Subject
#25 Old 28th May 2011 at 12:44 PM
thank you for posting such a nice house ! But I actually have a problem installing it. I got an update of 1.17.60 (for TS3 base game), 2.0.86 for WA and 4.0.87 for Ambitions. I also downloaded all the required mess. When I install the house in Sims 3 launcher. It's not completed and ask me to update the software to the lastest.

Please help !

Many thanks
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