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Folk Victorian - The Restoration

by Ferguson Avenue Posted 29th Aug 2013 at 12:24 PM - Updated 26th Nov 2017 at 7:43 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.
Today I present to you an improved version of the very first house I ever made in The Sims 3; a green painted Folk Victorian styled home. The original can be found here. It costs 106,651 Simoleons furnished and 54,756 Simoleons unfurnished. It was built on a 30 by 30 lot without the use of CC or content from any expansion packs. Up until recently, my Folk Victorian was my most popular upload, but I noticed how bad it looked in comparison to my more recent uploads, so I thought I’d give the house the love it deserves and bring it up to quality. I’ve even given it its own back story.

Original Version:



'Restored' Version:



Gather round, it's time for a story...
When she finally decided that it was time to break out of the crumbling grey and gloomy family home, Anne Marie Goth was left with little money and support from her parents and older brother Mortimer. Clearly she wasn't the favourite child that her brother was, she spent most of her childhood shut up in the attic of the family mansion. But that didn’t matter, she knew just the house she wanted; a charming little Folk Victorian styled home just across the valley. It had suffered a terrible fire and the rear of the house had fallen down. She played in the ruins as a child, despite being a crumbling wreck, or a “complete dump” as Mortimer used to refer to it as, she could see the charms that awaited anyone willing to be the old girl’s saviour. And so with her small budget she bought the remains of a home fighting to remain standing. In amongst the wreckage she found old pictures and furniture that was easily salvageable. The crumbling walls revealed that the vinyl cladding was covering the original wooden siding, which was considerably more ornate. Anne Marie just knew this all had to be restored, luckily it still had some paint on it that was a similar colour to the vinyl cladding, so the vinyl wasn’t all that bad, but it still had to go. At the time the vinyl cladding was added, many period features had been gutted from the house and the staircase had been moved to give the house a more modern and “fashionable feel”, this all had to be undone. Woodwork had to be reinstated and an extension was decided upon. An Arts and Crafts/Craftsman style was adopted in the dining room, while the original Folk/Vernacular Victorian style was reinstated and added to the rest of the interior. Parts of the house were looking just as they did in the decaying old photos from the wreckage. The house is now warm with colour and cheer and is very different to the dark and gloomy mansion she grew up in. Just the thought of her little Folk Victorian home is enough to cheer her up, when she has the misfortune of having to spend time with Mortimer; constantly grumbling about money or his wife...



From those ashes, new life has been given to a charming Folk Victorian home. I hope you will all appreciate what I have done, because I certainly do.



Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: 106,651 Simoleons

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
Built with Game Version: 1.55
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Folk Victorian.7z

Size: 2.20 MB · Downloads: 539 · 26th Nov 2017
2.20 MB 539 26th Nov 2017
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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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 29th Aug 2013 at 3:11 PM
Absolutely gorgeous.
Test Subject
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#3 Old 29th Aug 2013 at 3:59 PM
I love the old houses!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 29th Aug 2013 at 5:57 PM
This house is very pretty. Thank you very much for sharing it with us.
Instructor
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#5 Old 30th Aug 2013 at 1:19 AM
Thanks for "renovating" this nice old house! I look forward to trying it out!
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 30th Aug 2013 at 8:04 PM
Beautiful. I love the details you've added to the restoration! :)
Test Subject
#7 Old 30th Aug 2013 at 9:24 PM
So, this will work with just base game??
It's beautiful. I love it.
Forum Resident
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#8 Old 30th Aug 2013 at 11:56 PM
What a lovely home improvement!
Instructor
#9 Old 31st Aug 2013 at 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by TenshiHime
So, this will work with just base game??
It's beautiful. I love it.

This lot will "work" with just the base game but if there is stuff from EPs or SPs then they will either disappear or be replaced with base game items. This includes the Pattern on the outside wall that he has used to give the house character so it's hard to say what you will end up with. Perhaps you're better off just downloading the original version.
Scholar
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#10 Old 31st Aug 2013 at 11:55 AM
It's entirely basegame, no stuff packs, expansion packs, or cc is needed/used in the creation of this lot. The wall coverings mentioned are basegame, I use them a lot.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments so far, I'm glad this house is appreciated.
Instructor
#11 Old 31st Aug 2013 at 6:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Fergie_F
It's entirely basegame, no stuff packs, expansion packs, or cc is needed/used in the creation of this lot. The wall coverings mentioned are basegame, I use them a lot.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments so far, I'm glad this house is appreciated.

Thanks for clarifying the wall pattern - I can never remember what's basegame and what isn't.
Forum Resident
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#12 Old 31st Aug 2013 at 6:58 PM
Wow! This house looks great! Love the "Restoration you did to this house! Did you expand the house as well?
Scholar
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#13 Old 31st Aug 2013 at 7:19 PM
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Originally Posted by TudorMan23
Wow! This house looks great! Love the "Restoration you did to this house! Did you expand the house as well?

Yes, I simply just had to get that staircase out of the lounge/parlour and into its own hallway, the rest of the rear extension just kinda followed...
Forum Resident
#14 Old 31st Aug 2013 at 8:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Fergie_F
Yes, I simply just had to get that staircase out of the lounge/parlour and into its own hallway, the rest of the rear extension just kinda followed...


Awesome! I had a feeling you did by looking at it! Love the new details you added/changed!

C.T.HOLKO88
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 31st Aug 2013 at 8:43 PM
What great upgrade!
Alchemist
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#16 Old 31st Aug 2013 at 9:10 PM
I love that she kept as much of the original house as possible. What would be the point of even buying the old Victorian if she was just going to renovate it beyond recognition. Carefully restored old homes such as these tie us to the past in a wonderful way, keeping us aware of the continuing cycle of life of which we are all a part, tiny dots on the constantly moving wheel!
Field Researcher
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#17 Old 2nd Sep 2013 at 11:19 PM
This is stunning. Fantastic job.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 6th Sep 2013 at 1:10 AM
I wish there were some pictures of the inside and layout of the house inside.
Scholar
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#19 Old 6th Sep 2013 at 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by oreosncreamforjojo
I wish there were some pictures of the inside and layout of the house inside.

But there are picture collages of interior pictures as well as pictures showing the internal layout.
Test Subject
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#20 Old 8th Sep 2013 at 3:54 PM
Beauitiful! Thank you!
Field Researcher
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#21 Old 23rd Sep 2013 at 12:29 AM
Hi and thank you so much for a lovely story and a gorgeous house. I'm already in love with it :)
Test Subject
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#22 Old 11th Oct 2013 at 8:59 PM
This is exactly what I have been looking for!
Field Researcher
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#23 Old 16th Oct 2013 at 3:36 PM
I want to live there. Maybe Anne Marie can kick out Morty and invite me to share her house!
Top Secret Researcher
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#24 Old 11th Nov 2013 at 10:43 PM
You've made quite a cute house. Great space inside and out. I can have an decent-sized family living here without feeling cramped or overwhelmed.
Test Subject
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#25 Old 12th Jan 2014 at 5:57 PM
I love this house! Thank you so much :D
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