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North Dakota Farmhouse

by Ferguson Avenue Posted 7th Dec 2014 at 2:16 PM - Updated 25th Nov 2017 at 8:19 PM by Fergus' Mind
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Those of you who frequent the Creator Feedback Forum will probably have seen that I've been attempting to recreate a sorry-looking home that is soon to be lost to the rising waters of Devil's Lake in the small town of Church's Ferry, Ramsey County, ND.

I haven't been able to find out much about the home, other that what I can see in the various pictures I have found of the house online. Looking at the home in aerial view makes me sad as you can see that its not the only beautiful old farmhouse being taken by the water. It would seem that its quite a common sight across that part of North Dakota. There's hundred of homes just like it; abandoned for other reasons, just sitting, awaiting their reclamation by Mother Nature. In researching the home I stumbled across a hauntingly beautiful website called Ghosts Of North Dakota which tells the story of town-upon-town of abandoned structures that can be found across the ever beautiful and rural state of North Dakota.

But here I have attempted to create the home in its hey-day; not long after it would have been built. I have built it on a 30 by 30 lot costing 133,821 Simoleons furnished and 74,586 Simoleons unfurnished. The lot is made from basegame content and all the fireplaces have been upgraded to fireproof.

I should very much like to thank tsyokawe for taking the exterior pictures for me, and also shmovese, lulume, Crowkeeper, Johnny_Bravo and SimmyRN for their help and advise over at the Creator Feedback Forum; this house wouldn't be looking as good as it does without you.

Lot Size: 30x30
Lot Price (furnished): 133,821 Simoleons
Lot Price (unfurnished): 74,586 Simoleons

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.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.67.2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Straabe House.7z

Size: 2.18 MB · Downloads: 224 · 25th Nov 2017
2.18 MB 224 25th Nov 2017
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 7th Dec 2014 at 2:54 PM
I see you made up your mind about the roof color. This is really nice!
Also, I love what you did with the basement windows, that will solve many future headaches of mine
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 7th Dec 2014 at 3:13 PM
Wow! I love that you're immortalising these beautiful structures. I agree, it's sad what's happening to them. It's nice to know that in one form or another, they can still have a function and be enjoyed. Thanks so much.
Scholar
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#4 Old 7th Dec 2014 at 3:56 PM
Your interiors fit what my mind pictured when I imagined the inside of this beautiful house waiting in the grasses.

Gorgeous work, Fergus.
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 7th Dec 2014 at 7:05 PM
This is fantastic! You've really captured a mood with this. Awesome work Fergus as always. :D
Scholar
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#6 Old 7th Dec 2014 at 8:11 PM
Great to see this uploaded. Fabulous work!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 7th Dec 2014 at 11:44 PM
Very nice. The "Ghosts" websites and blogs of these pretty prairie houses/buildings are pretty awesome. There is one also for Minnesota and I believe South Dakota as well, and probably a lot of others too. Great job!
Test Subject
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#8 Old 8th Dec 2014 at 12:36 PM
Very beautiful house. I love all your houses and buildings.
Test Subject
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#9 Old 8th Dec 2014 at 2:04 PM
Super!
Alchemist
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#10 Old 8th Dec 2014 at 3:47 PM
I'm sure the balcony had fences in it's Hey-day. Just kidding. Love the interior
Instructor
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#11 Old 8th Dec 2014 at 5:17 PM
Well done recreation! Looks like fun to play, too - thanks!
Test Subject
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#12 Old 9th Dec 2014 at 2:57 PM
Perfect for my current family, thanks!
Mad Poster
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#13 Old 10th Dec 2014 at 2:59 AM
just fantastic - as all of your work is
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 10th Dec 2014 at 11:10 AM
Coming directly from a North Dakotan, everything about this is accurate. Beautiful, rustic, forgotten. Actually going to these various ghost towns and abandonded houses is really a different expirence as well, like stepping back in time. The way you've refurbished this house is stunning; bringing you back to how it was before it saw all its troubles. Beautiful. Maybe I'll go check this one out in person come summer, when it's a bit warmer!
Test Subject
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#15 Old 15th Dec 2014 at 11:21 PM
Creations like this remind me of what I love most about Sims games.
Test Subject
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#16 Old 19th Dec 2014 at 4:08 AM
Beautiful! Just what I'm looking for! Mansions are too big
Test Subject
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#17 Old 26th Dec 2014 at 4:07 AM
Me encanto, entre mis favoritas.
Test Subject
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#18 Old 30th Dec 2014 at 6:53 AM
I just took a photo of this place Sunday (the 29th) for my fb page. I ran across your rendition thru google. I created my account just to tell you this. You did an awesome job!
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#19 Old 30th Dec 2014 at 9:06 AM
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Originally Posted by lostplacesontheprairie
I just took a photo of this place Sunday (the 29th) for my fb page. I ran across your rendition thru google. I created my account just to tell you this. You did an awesome job!

Thank you! I'm glad you like it. Your Facebook page is amazing! There's so many hauntingly beautiful pictures on there. It's good to see that even recently Straabe House is still standing proud. Maybe there's hope for the ol' girl yet. Would you mind if I shared a link to your Facebook page? I think people viewing this upload would definitely appreciate it.
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#20 Old 14th Jan 2015 at 4:58 AM
This is beautiful.
Test Subject
#21 Old 9th Feb 2015 at 4:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Fergus' Mind
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. Your Facebook page is amazing! There's so many hauntingly beautiful pictures on there. It's good to see that even recently Straabe House is still standing proud. Maybe there's hope for the ol' girl yet. Would you mind if I shared a link to your Facebook page? I think people viewing this upload would definitely appreciate it.


I have no problem with that at all, and thank you for the kind words about the page.