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Cattails Cottage - 1 Sun Song Avenue - Beachfront Beauty

by Thranduil Oropherion Posted 19th Jun 2011 at 3:59 PM - Updated 18th Jun 2011 at 8:14 PM by fairycake89
9 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
The beachfront in Sunset Valley is stunning, but why oh why are the homes on Sun Song so 'blah'? Anyway I decided to change that, one lot at a time! Cattails Cottage replaces the exisiting 1 Sun Song Avenue with a charming family home.

The house sleeps 6 sims and whilst fairly compact, it's a simple 20x30 lot, you get a lot of house for the money. Decorated in a style I like to call 'homely' with painted furniture, muted shades of powder blue, soft pink, buttermilk yellow and pastel green - except in this case for the Master Bedroom which is a riot of floral in the 'been reading too many Martha Stewart books' style But I am sure you will put your own touches to it!

On the ground floor you wil find a sitting room, a galley kitchen, breakfast bar, separate dining/study area and a double bedroom with a small ensuite.

Upstairs there are two further bedrooms, (a double and a kids room with bunkbeds) both with full bathrooms and there is even enough room on the landing to play chess and paint.

Outside there is a tiny veggie patch and a see-saw for the kids. There is also a bbq area with comfy seating. In the attached garage is parking for one car, laundry facilities and access to a spacious basement, containing an Inventor's Bench, Sculpting Station and a Chemistry Bench, via a spiral staircase.

Playtested? - Yes!

Custom Content Not Included
1) Maxis roofs with white trim by tammy_trauma

Fully Furnished: 92.621
Unfurnished: 54.385

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Lot size: 20x30

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 92.621

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 Ambitions Late Night Generations + 2 SPs
Built with Game Version:
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The Cattails Cottage SV.rar

Size: 1.50 MB · Downloads: 1,645 · 19th Jun 2011
1.50 MB 1,645 19th Jun 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.

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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Forum Resident
#2 Old 20th Jun 2011 at 6:21 AM
Thank you very much for this wonderful house. It's really phantastic in it's creamy colours! I hate those EA-houses - furnished with clumpsy stuff and in undefinite colours beween yellow, brown and a dirty green. From outside they're looking quite nice - but beware you see the interiors! Please continue with your work!
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#3 Old 20th Jun 2011 at 12:19 PM
Thanks so much! I am really glad you like it!
Test Subject
#4 Old 20th Jun 2011 at 9:23 PM
Really beautiful and I already know EXACTLY where to put it in my game. Thank you!!
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#5 Old 20th Jun 2011 at 11:09 PM
Originally Posted by Nisshokuyami
Really beautiful and I already know EXACTLY where to put it in my game. Thank you!!

Thank you! Enjoy
Field Researcher
#6 Old 2nd Jul 2011 at 5:30 AM
Absolutely love this house. It's beautiful and just the right size to be very playable.
I had one problem that I'd thought I'd tell you about. The space for the car inside the garage is so close to the spiral staircase that the Sim cannot get in his car. My Sim kept going down to the basement to get in his car. When I removed the car and car space all was fine.
Thanks again! I think I will download your other homes too!
BTW- Mortimer, Bella and Cassandra are living in your house.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#7 Old 2nd Jul 2011 at 7:19 PM
Oh I hop Bella, Mortimer and Cassandra like it! Mmm sorry about the car thing I wonder how that works because my test sims were fine with it. It's a puzzle - I hope the Goths are very happy!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 2nd Jul 2011 at 7:55 PM
The Goths are doing well. Cass had a slumber party and Bella is pregnant (hopefully with a boy)! Mortimer just went through a mid-life crisis.
I put a bike in the garage instead for Cassandra.
Thanks again!!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 18th Jul 2011 at 4:31 PM
all of your houses and lots are great. i have a new sunset valley beach side.
thank you very much for that^^
Test Subject
#10 Old 7th Aug 2011 at 12:23 PM
Gorgeous! Thank you