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Ancient Roman Home (No CC)

by Yogi-Tea Posted 21st Nov 2011 at 8:55 AM - Updated 10th Jun 2013 at 10:51 AM by Yogi-Tea
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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.
This is my entry for the November theme "Ancient World". I searched the internet for some floorplans of ancient houses, mainly ancient roman houses, and found many great pictures (floorplans) - enough to re-build a whole roman city. Since I'm a slow builder I knew there wouldn't be enough time to create something big and therefore I chose to build a smaller house. This house was re-built after a sketch of an ancient roman house as can be found at Wikipedia / Germany, it is not a real house that still exists but houses similar to that one were built in the ancient roman empire.

It's easy to find floorplans, however, it's hard to say how the interior of a roman family home would have looked like in ancient times. I've been in Rome and Ostia once and remember the beautiful floors and walls with mosaic tiles, some of them very colorful. Unfortunately we can't do any mosaics in our sims 3 builds but I did my best to make this lot look good. This sims version of an ancient roman home is how I imagine a Merchant's house - not a poor family but also not that rich to have many servants (or slaves) - please note that the shop in front of the house is decoration only, this is no home business and no community lot!

Lot Size & Placement:
House was built at 67 Rachelle Lane at Appaloosa Plains.
It's a 30 x 20 lot.

I placed the lot at different locations to see how the terrain paint works there. Most pictures were taken in Egypt (20 East Riverview Place) where the lot looks best, but it also looks good in China (2 East Ancestor Hills) and France (125 East Northbank Boulevard).

Lot Price:
Furnished: 81,929 §
Unfurnished: 52,531 §

  • 1 Master Bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms (for Children or Servants)
  • Kitchen and Dining Room
  • Inner Courtyard with Lounge Area and Storage
  • Latrine Room
  • Private Bath
  • Backyard garden
  • Shop and room with fire pit in front of the house

I did not exactly place all rooms like in the original floorplan which I found at Wikipedia. In this original floorplan the house has no bathroom and no toilet - which is okay since this was normal in ancient roman times - but for better playability of this lot I made this a more "luxury" version of an ancient roman home.

Cheats used:
Buydebug, Moveobjects.

I checked the file with CUSTARD (as always, a huge "thank you" to Delphy for this great tool) to make sure that there is nothing included that doesn't belong there.

Requires The Sims 3 Base Game, World Adventures, Ambitions and Pets.

Built and playtested with Game Version

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: 81,929 / 52,531

Custom Content by Me:
- Ancient Roman Residential Home (No CC)

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.

Sims 3 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Pets
Built with Game Version:
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Test Subject
#26 Old 21st May 2012 at 6:05 PM
You did a very nice job with this house, congratulations.

Next time you go to italy, fly to Naples and after visiting that city go to Pompei, Herculaneum and Oplonti, and there you will see full roman cities, with near to almost intact homes, so you can actually see how a roman city would look like
Original Poster
#27 Old 5th Jun 2012 at 5:30 PM
Thank you, punkitititi. I've only been to Rome, Ostia and Pisa so far. Pompei is on the very top of the list of places I'd love to see. I'm currently reading lots of books about ancient Rome, doing a little research for my next build. :D
Test Subject
#28 Old 22nd May 2013 at 7:35 PM
The wall and floor work on this is so damn amazing. So many colours and patterns without being blinding or uncomfortable to the eye.

One of my favourite houses, and it fits my Roman family perfectly.
Test Subject
#29 Old 10th Feb 2014 at 1:12 PM
Simply put: you're awesome. ;)
Field Researcher
#30 Old 9th Feb 2015 at 6:51 PM
This is Great! Perfect for the next leg of my Sims 3 Test of Time Challenge (adapted from TS2)
Mad Poster
#31 Old 21st Mar 2016 at 2:38 AM
Flawless house! Will be great in Monte Vista!
Test Subject
#32 Old 8th Oct 2019 at 8:52 PM
This reminds me of an old Sims 1 site called Roman Sims. I LOVED the stuff there!! The houses and objects were so authentic! I will download this and maybe make another Roman sims neighborhood if I can find enough houses. I love to decorate but I'm not a good builder.
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