MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Queenslander: Refreshed

by Beccapixie10 Posted 13th Sep 2012 at 3:57 PM - Updated 13th Jan 2013 at 10:07 AM by Beccapixie10
5 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts

'Queenslander' homes were popular in years gone past in - you guessed it - Northern Australia (primarily the state of Queensland). Times have changed, however, and this classic house has recently been renovated. The pylons holding up the house have been replaced by a walk-out basement, and the interior has been remodelled to suit more modern times. The general colour scheme of blues and whites was kept, with splashes of vibrant colour added throughout to liven up the house. Although the house has been meticulously groomed, the same cannot be said for the garden - the owners like to think the overgrown feel adds to the overall character, though their neighbours don't seem to agree.

The Main Level features the main living areas of the house. While the living room retains classic colouring, the kitchen shows it's fiery side with bright red accents and a feature wall, and the main bathroom is themed around a cool green. A study nook, in bright blue, is also present, as with a veranda at both the front and the back, the front featuring a barbecue and dining setting.

The Walk-Out Basement features the two bedrooms - a master bedroom in purple with ensuite and a kids room, in orange, to sleep two - as well as a fun entertainment area, complete with foosball, chess and an arcade table, always a favourite of the neighbourhood kids.

Content Required But Not Included:
Columns & Fence from Build Set - DIY by Armiel
White Corrugated Roof by QBUILDERZ

Lot Size: 30x30
Lot Price: Furnished §109,564 / Unfurnished §48,813
Number of bedrooms: 2 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 Ambitions Generations + 1 SPs
Built with Game Version: 1.36/14.0
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 1.47 MB · Downloads: 1,113 · 13th Sep 2012
1.47 MB 1,113 13th Sep 2012
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!
5 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Field Researcher
#2 Old 13th Sep 2012 at 9:36 PM
It certainly does have a bit of a Queenslander feel about it although nothing will ever match a real life version (There are quite a few in my area). The landscaping though is very realistic haha!
I lolled a bit when I read this comment "'Queenslander' homes were popular in years gone past in - you guessed it - Northern Australia (primarily the state of Queensland)" I know they are also found in other states but it's just a bit humorous. Anyway, overall nice job
Original Poster
#3 Old 13th Sep 2012 at 11:15 PM
Thanks! I've found it hard to do a real Queenslander, especially seeing as there aren't many down here in Victoria, but I wanted to do something with that kind of feel because I've always loved that style of house.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 19th Sep 2012 at 10:27 PM
What a pretty little house. I would not mind living there in real life, but Australia scares me. It's the big ol' dinner plate sized spiders in Australia that scares me, honestly. But really, lovely house and lovely floor plan.
Original Poster
#5 Old 19th Sep 2012 at 11:41 PM
Aw, nobahdee, it's not too bad over here! I've lived in Australia for almost 16 years and, touch wood, the biggest spiders I've seen have been huntsmans much smaller than a dinner plate - and they're harmless anyway.
...I wouldn't google them, though, they look preeeetty creepy.
Glad you like the house!
Test Subject
#6 Old 4th Nov 2013 at 9:24 PM
This is such a unique lot! Thank you!