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Mon Reve (No CC)

by Buckley Posted 30th Oct 2012 at 6:00 AM - Updated 29th Oct 2012 at 12:25 AM by Buckley
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According to Google, "Mon Reve" means "My Dream" in French, and this house really is my dream. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to visit Europe and tour the French countryside, but for now creating a Sim-ified "maison" is the closest I am going to get to the real France. So, without further delay, here is "mon reve".



On the outside, this farmhouse appears a bit worn and weathered, but what else would you expect from a centuries old structure? One of the property's previous owners expanded the main house and added a small, detached garage, but the original stone still covers much of the exterior.



In addition to the garage, the house comes with a pond and arched bridge, a pool, a small vineyard, a windmill, a faux well, a tree house, a swing set, and a two-stall stables. The landscaping is lush and verdant, full of lavender and hydrangeas, and the grounds have been lovingly cared for and maintained.



The interior is decorated in a quaint, French country style, but don't let the rustic vibe fool you. The house offers plenty of modern amenities and luxuries. The first floor features a master bedroom with private en suite bath, a nursery, a spare bedroom (which could function as a teenager's room, a guest room, a play room, or whatever), an office, and another full bath off the hallway.



The second floor boasts a study space for the kids, a small media area or reading nook, two charming children's bedrooms (each with two single beds), a spacious bathroom containing a vintage claw foot tub, and a laundry room with a washer and dryer. In addition to having room for eight Sims, this property is also set up to accommodate one or two dogs (big or small), one or two cats, and two horses.


Features:
  • Five Bedrooms + Study
  • Three Full Bathrooms
  • Great Room Style Living Area with Open Kitchen, Dining Room, and Living Room
  • TV Nook
  • Study Space for the Kids
  • Master with en Suite Bath
  • Laundry Room
  • Accommodations for Cats and Dogs (Any Size)
  • Garage with Workbench (Inventor's Table)
  • Courtyard Overflowing with Lavender
  • Pool
  • Faux Well
  • Small Vineyard and/or Garden
  • Pond
  • Tree House and Swing Set
  • Two-Stall Stables with a Second Floor Tack Room

Lot Details:
  • Lot Size- 50x50
  • Furnished- §174,522
  • Unfurnished- §84,233

Stuff Packs Used:
  • Fast Lane- Not required. The pickup truck in the driveway (which is not shown, as my Sim apparently drove off with it before I could take the pictures!), is from FLS.
  • Master Suite- Not required. I used two decorative objects from this pack, "Fiery Romance" (candles) and "Blooming Love" (a vase of flowers). Both rooms will look fine without those objects.

CC Used:

None!

Store Content Used:
If it is marked with a double asterisk (**) it is required. The rest is purely decorative. (However, if you don't have a few of the required items, you can easily replace the objects yourself and CAST them to fit in with the rest of the house.)

Notes:

I originally started building this lot in France (the WA destination), but when I moved it back to my main world the house got stuck as an "ownable" lot instead of a "regular" lot. I tried everything to fix it, but it refuses to keep the "regular" lot designation. So:

If you have difficulty moving your Sims into this lot, please ensure that the house is marked as "regular" and not "ownable".

Don't hesitate to leave me a comment if you have any problems or questions.

Finally, I set all the lights on the property to a custom intensity and color, so as to reduce bloom and show off the house better. If you adjust the lighting at all, it may mess with my settings, so, in case you need it, the color code that I used is: 251,240,218.

Lot Size: 5x5
Lot Price: §174,522/§84,233

Additional Credits:
I want to thank velocitygrass for the Stencil Remover Mod, granthes for the Curtain Height Adjuster Mod, armiel for the Curtain Height Adjuster Mod for Generations and all the awesome folks in CFF for the feedback. Thanks guys!

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
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.

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Built with Game Version: 1.38.151
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Mon Reve.7z

Size: 2.15 MB · Downloads: 2,894 · 30th Oct 2012
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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 30th Oct 2012 at 10:58 AM
Love your house. Your "Mon Rêve" is very nicely built and decorated. Very inviting. I can imagine this lot in the Provence, your color palette would perfectly match.
Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful creation with us.
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#3 Old 30th Oct 2012 at 1:09 PM
This is indeed a wonderful house - mad with a lot of love to details. I really love the outlay, the colours and the atmosphere of the lot. It's really great you share it with us!
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#4 Old 30th Oct 2012 at 3:22 PM
Gorgeous exterior and landscaping.
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#5 Old 30th Oct 2012 at 5:39 PM
Very pretty, liked it when I saw it in CFF and it's even better now
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#6 Old 30th Oct 2012 at 5:56 PM Last edited by Alitoni : 30th Oct 2012 at 6:09 PM.
Beautifully done and I was going to download it - until I saw the shopping list of store items. Oh well.

Nicely done though.

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#7 Old 30th Oct 2012 at 9:47 PM
This is so beautiful & I think i'm meant to download it because it so happens i have all the required content. Gorgeous!!
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#8 Old 31st Oct 2012 at 1:44 AM
Beautiful! Very nice work!
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#9 Old 31st Oct 2012 at 1:56 PM
It really looks like french houses, in the south of the country. I wish you to have beautiful holidays when you come visit us. Thanks for this beautiful creation.
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#10 Old 1st Nov 2012 at 2:30 AM
Thank you all for the lovely comments. I really appreciate it!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alitoni
Beautifully done and I was going to download it - until I saw the shopping list of store items. Oh well.

Sorry about that! I try not to use store content, but as you can see I find the temptation very hard to resist. Maybe I'll skip it on my next build though. Thanks for the feedback!

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Originally Posted by Perfectionist
This is so beautiful & I think i'm meant to download it because it so happens i have all the required content. Gorgeous!!

I'm so happy to hear that! I really admire your work, so I'm very glad that you like this place. Thank you so much!

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Originally Posted by carollee9
It really looks like french houses, in the south of the country. I wish you to have beautiful holidays when you come visit us. Thanks for this beautiful creation.

Yay! I studied some French blogs and looked through dozens of "French country" style designs in order to get it as authentic as possible. I'm glad it looks French to you! I am definitely very eager to visit France- It's so beautiful there! Thank you for the comment!
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#11 Old 1st Nov 2012 at 3:43 PM
It's beautiful, thank you!
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#12 Old 25th Nov 2012 at 6:04 PM
What a nice and charming house. Great work on all the patterns, e.g. how you styled the walls, curtains and bed linens.

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#13 Old 29th Nov 2012 at 9:07 PM
Enjoying this house a lot, it's lovely and clear you put a lot of work into it. Thank you.
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#14 Old 7th Feb 2014 at 3:53 PM
Lovely, lovely lot (reminds me a bit of a relative's house in the SW of France ;-), minus the farm part), you made a really agreable landscape and the kitchen is just beautiful, congrats!!
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#15 Old 29th May 2020 at 3:37 AM
Looks beautiful, I'm excited to use it!