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Mid-Century Modern

by Ferguson Avenue Posted 4th Jan 2013 at 4:23 AM - Updated 26th Nov 2017 at 8:23 PM by Fergus' Mind
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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.
First off, this is probably the only time you will see me share something that could be considered 'modern'. Although the kind of modern style I was going for with this lot is inspired by the modern architecture of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and also 1970s, hence 'Mid-Century Modern'. It is a style I have seen on tv with shows such as 'Thunderbirds' although I saw the reruns in the 1990s when I was very young, I don't think my parents were even born before the original airings in the 1960s. I always loved the car, 'Fab 1', I may be a boy and the car may be pink, but it's such an awesome car, as seen here.
But back to the house...



The house is reasonably simple and sleek in style, there's large windows to let in the light and the surrounding views. There's even a patio to the rear of the property.



Inside the house you will find a large, open plan kitchen-diner which has been modernised to include a less garishly coloured kitchen. there are also 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a lounge and a garage.



Although the house still maintains its original bathrooms and bedroom decor.



Lot Info:
The house is situated on a 40 by 40 lot which costs 116,705 Simoleons furnished and 76,006 Simoleons unfurnished. Originally built with basegame content, I decided to use a bed, some decorative pieces such as paintings, and a few other pieces of furniture and also a wall covering from ambitions, so it's not the end of the world if you don't have this expansion pack, you should be able to replace the missing aspects easily. Please bare in mind that this is my first 'successful' attempt at 'modern' architecture, but other than that, I hope you and your sims will enjoy this offering which I present to you. As always, feedback/comments are greatly appreciated.

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 116,705 Simoleons

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.

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Built with Game Version: 1.34.27.01
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Mid-Century Modern.7z

Size: 1.67 MB · Downloads: 623 · 26th Nov 2017
1.67 MB 623 26th Nov 2017
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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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Moderator of Extreme Limericks
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#2 Old 4th Jan 2013 at 6:13 AM
This house has some excellent mid-century modern lines, and the front steps and the landscaping around them are perfect.

(I'm horrified by the lack of garish colors in the kitchen, though. )
Instructor
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#3 Old 4th Jan 2013 at 1:37 PM
Excellent lot - I'm not a fan of most so-called modern but I like this very much. Thank you for creating and sharing this!
Test Subject
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#4 Old 4th Jan 2013 at 1:58 PM
How do you do the raised ground inside the walls in the front and stuff? Do you have to enter some sort of testingCheats enabled sort of thing, or is it easier than I thought? Because I see this a lot and it looks so cool.
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 4th Jan 2013 at 3:11 PM
Love the outer staircase.
Interstellar Traveler
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#6 Old 4th Jan 2013 at 3:29 PM
This is beautiful! Excellent work!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 4th Jan 2013 at 5:35 PM
I love it! I can't wait to see it in game!
Scholar
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#8 Old 4th Jan 2013 at 7:38 PM Last edited by Fergie_F : 16th Jan 2013 at 9:41 AM.
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Originally Posted by jhd1189
This house has some excellent mid-century modern lines, and the front steps and the landscaping around them are perfect.

(I'm horrified by the lack of garish colors in the kitchen, though. )

I'm not too good with colours, my choices are often bold and make statements which most other people, including moderators, don't approve of. Although having had a look at your Mid-Century Modern I realise now what I could've gotten away with. The original kitchen I had in mine was bright orange. Maybe I should have left the original colour scheme alone, it would have probably made my version almost as good and effective as yours.
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 5th Jan 2013 at 2:09 PM
LOVE this house! Looks great in the game. Thanks much!
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#10 Old 5th Jan 2013 at 6:27 PM
Lovely house Very well done. This is my favorite style of "modern". And yes, you could have gone with brighter colors and still been safe Always go for interesting color in this style, here's a kitchen I did in this style for a contest here. The judges didn't like the floor with the wallpaper, too much pattern for them, but I like it, lol.

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#11 Old 5th Jan 2013 at 7:14 PM
simply beautiful
Mad Poster
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#12 Old 5th Jan 2013 at 10:05 PM
The kitchen and bedroom remind me of early Neighbours episodes. I love it!
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 6th Jan 2013 at 3:00 PM
Fabulous!! Wonderful job! Thanks for sharing this with us.
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#14 Old 8th Jan 2013 at 3:34 AM
This looks great! Love the exterior! Not a big fan of the style but it looks awesome! Great Job!
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#15 Old 10th Jan 2013 at 6:04 PM
Amazing house! Great job! :D
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#16 Old 18th Jan 2013 at 10:19 AM
I love this house! The style is perfect for the '60s family I'm going to create. Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous creation. I also would like to know how you raise the ground around the front. I have no idea how to do that OR how to create the wonderful multi-layered steps you created. How in the world do you do those things?
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#17 Old 19th Jan 2013 at 2:52 PM
Thanks for all the feedback! For those wanting to know how I made the raised ground at the front and the staircase at the front, The lower ground level is actually a basement, made in the same kind of way as in this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6oaIDSyn08
Then the stairs at the front were made on an extension of the basement foundations which I then experimented on with the 'constrainfloorelevations' cheat, it took me quite a few tries to get it to look how it does in the upload and a bit of frustration too. But I'm glad you all like it. Again, thanks for all the feedback! More is always appreciated.
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#18 Old 22nd Jan 2013 at 11:01 AM
This is what I have been looking for , I create a lot of my own and i love movie houses like Amityville, never got that one to work...anyway Fergie....I download a lot of modern houses but its like they are "to modern" this is perfect thank you ! love the open floor plan and big kitchen , i hate small kitchens and this is just so .....me
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#19 Old 7th Mar 2013 at 12:51 AM
This is a great concept and house. Love it!
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#20 Old 3rd May 2013 at 5:12 AM
How could you rotate objects like that? I really like it.
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#21 Old 4th May 2013 at 6:20 PM
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How could you rotate objects like that? I really like it.

Which objects?
Field Researcher
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#22 Old 9th May 2013 at 7:45 PM
Love this house! I'm in the process of making Armiel's empty Finnington world into a mid-century modern world. This will fit in nicely.
Lab Assistant
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#23 Old 1st Jun 2013 at 11:50 PM
More Please
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#24 Old 2nd Jun 2013 at 8:56 PM
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More Please

There's a couple more on the way, some time in the future
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#25 Old 15th Jan 2014 at 2:13 PM
Looks great! Downloading it now. Thanks!
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