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The Cooper Downs House

by ozonemania Posted 2nd Sep 2009 at 2:02 AM
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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.
The Cooper Downs House, another Wu + Hu Architects creation, was designed as a beach-house inspired home, fitting for work, relaxation or play. This modernist 2 bedroom home uses the geometry of a cube for inspiration. A corridor of light intersects the length of the home, bringing the two floors together.

This 40x40 house will work anywhere, but the balcony at the rear would be well served to back a nice view lot. Notice you could dive into the pool below from the balcony (if it were only possible).

This house also features an outdoor art gallery in the front. Great for parties.

Specifications: 2 Bedroom, 2.5 bathroom (1 garage space could be converted to bedroom)

Lot Size: 40x40
Lot Price: (unfurnished): 142 508
Lot Price: (furnished): 227 629

Requirements: The Sims 3. You will also need to have installed (needed to get the look in the screenshots, but in no way necessary to play the lot):

- EA Store sets Bayside Set and Ultra Lounge Set

- Thank you goes to Stylist Sims for your Dining Room Set and Living Room Set (free download)

- Basic Pattern: Seersucker Cloth Fabric here on MTS, by me

- Practical Pattern: 4 Colour Geometric Thin Stripe here on MTS, by me

Notes: I almost gave up on this house, but decided to post it anyway. I really hate those phantom ceiling tiles that occur when you use non-standard ceiling heights. They are harmless and do not affect Sims play, but they are graphically annoying. I hope EA fixes this along with making ceilings colourable. As long as you're playing the house looking from above (which is the way most people play anyway), you won't see any phantom ceiling tiles.

This is my fourth lot submission on MTS. Any feedback is welcome. Thanks for checking it out.


Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 227629

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | The Cooper Downs House by ozonemania @ MTS

Size: 2.31 MB · Downloads: 12,364 · 2nd Sep 2009
2.31 MB 12,364 2nd Sep 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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#26 Old 27th Oct 2009 at 8:13 PM
Gorgeous lot.
Test Subject
#27 Old 28th Oct 2009 at 5:08 AM
omfg i wish i lived here this is so beautiful!!! i placed it by the beach and it looked amazing. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
Field Researcher
#28 Old 1st Jan 2010 at 12:06 PM
Really exquisite shapes, thanks for the house!

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Test Subject
#29 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 10:05 AM
Great house, I've been playing with it for a while now! (it's a pity I can't place any basement, hope EA fixes this soon)

I have a question: I put a zen garden in front of the house, took out 6 of the 12 white cubes, and now I want the original deco back but I can't seem to replicate it, how did you place the cubes at different heights? I was investigating that "flamingo hint" but couldn't solve it :S
Test Subject
#30 Old 2nd Aug 2010 at 9:28 PM
Default question
one question, if you dont mind. i like your geometric cube on the second floor, and i have a couple of floor plans that include something like that. would you tell me how you created that or where you got it from?
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