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Oriel House

by Thranduil Oropherion Posted 8th Jul 2013 at 5:05 AM - Updated 14th Jul 2013 at 11:32 PM by fairycake89 : to add note about Uni and IP
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 9 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.
A snippet from a letter written long ago about Oriel House .... "But my dear, I really don't care if the servants quarters are dowdy or if my children are cared for by nannies and are packed off to boarding school pretty damn sharpish - my child has his trunk for boarding school already packed in his room and as for the baby ... Nanny sits in the rocker and watches him. Of course my husband and I live in fine style. If I want to garden I use the planters in the Conservatory - the servants actually get their hands dirty outside. We have room for three of them, including nanny - and heaps of those new fangled water-closets (personally I still prefer a chamber pot). We have an utterly charming guestroom for when really important people come to stay - as for anyone else, I don't care .... It's the difference between 'them' and 'us'. I didn't go to Smugglesworth Prep School for nothing you know ....."

Times of course have changed, but Oriel House has not, it remains as a visual reminder of 'them and us' and it's now available for your sims to live in as they choose. If you want a television you'll have to install one, the same with electric lights. The rooms are lit by chandeliers, torches and oil lamps. The only entertainment in the house is the grand piano in the drawing room, a chess set and lots of books. Of course there is a fully functioning kitchen but it's pretty basic (and well disguised).

What you need to know about this house
I have used a fair bit of CFE in this build - the house is actually 3 floors high but the top floor has been reduced to a 1/4 of its size to make the pediment for the entrance and to add some interest to the top of the house. The Conservatory is two floors high and has been similarly reduced for architectural effect - so please don't touch the *very* top floor of the house or the Conservatory - it'll go all weird on you.

Custom Content Used But Not Included In The Lot
The custom content used in this build is cosmetic only, and it won't really make any difference if you don't have it - but the free stuff is always worth getting!
Wandering Wisteria, Chamber Pot and the Step Right Up sink from Dragon Valley
Harvet Bounty - The Store (Free)
K2 Ivy - The Store (free)
The Retronator Stove - The Store

This lot was built with the help of Buzzler's Buy/Build Restriction Choker This mod allows Community objects on Residential lots and it's so useful!

I realise the tick boxes necessary to indicate the need for University and Island Paradise are not available when uploading, but I have both of them installed and they were used to create this lot.

Bedrooms: two doubles, one Single, one cot room and a servants sleeping area with three single beds.
Bathrooms: 2.5

Furnished: 214.481
Unfurnished: 115.270

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 214.481

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 Generations Pets Supernatural Seasons
Built with Game Version: 155
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Oriel House.rar

Size: 2.47 MB · Downloads: 2,980 · 8th Jul 2013
2.47 MB 2,980 8th Jul 2013
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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.

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#2 Old 8th Jul 2013 at 5:42 AM
Lovely period home! I very much like how you've laid out the floor plan.

Test Subject
#3 Old 8th Jul 2013 at 6:18 AM
Beautiful inside and out! Thank you for the lovely home for my simmies!
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#4 Old 8th Jul 2013 at 8:10 AM
Thank you cutsocks and fuu_chan
Mad Poster
#5 Old 8th Jul 2013 at 3:36 PM
Love the house you've made, fairycake89
Forum Resident
#6 Old 9th Jul 2013 at 7:34 AM
I really love this house, as well as most of your creations. This one is made again with a big love for detail. Thank you so much for it!
#7 Old 9th Jul 2013 at 11:09 AM
I recon even the Prince Regent himself would approve of this wonderful home.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 9th Jul 2013 at 11:50 AM
Gorgeous! Absolutely stunning, thanks so much. I have been looking for something like this for a while now :]
Mad Poster
#9 Old 9th Jul 2013 at 5:16 PM Last edited by edejan : 17th Jul 2013 at 8:57 PM.
Wow! This is a beautiful "mansion" and an unusual style...which I love! Thanks!

Have played the house and it is absolutely unbelievable! Great decos, great rooms, great landscaping, beautiful exteriors. Just what my simmies wanted! Thanks!!! :D
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#10 Old 10th Jul 2013 at 4:02 AM
Originally Posted by Fergie_F
I recon even the Prince Regent himself would approve of this wonderful home.

Thank you!
Test Subject
#11 Old 10th Jul 2013 at 6:46 PM
Thanks! Beautiful House!
Captain Louie
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#12 Old 14th Jul 2013 at 3:02 AM
Very pretty! I love how ornate the house looks inside AND out. Just beautiful, fairycake!
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#13 Old 14th Jul 2013 at 11:42 PM
Originally Posted by QBUILDERZ
Very pretty! I love how ornate the house looks inside AND out. Just beautiful, fairycake!

Thanks to everyone else who's commented and thank you MTS for my star, I am blown away! <3
13th Feb 2014 at 1:52 PM
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Mad Poster
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#14 Old 9th Mar 2014 at 10:13 PM
Originally Posted by Chax
At first I was like "oh the kids' bedrooms are so sad..." and "why is the kitchen so cheap when everything else looks so rich" and then I read the story and understood haha

I am glad you 'got it' Chax
15th Nov 2015 at 10:24 PM
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