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Mid-Century Modern

by Ferguson Avenue Posted 4th Jan 2013 at 5:23 AM - Updated 26th Nov 2017 at 9:23 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.
First off, this is probably the only time you will see me share something that could be considered 'modern'. Although the kind of modern style I was going for with this lot is inspired by the modern architecture of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and also 1970s, hence 'Mid-Century Modern'. It is a style I have seen on tv with shows such as 'Thunderbirds' although I saw the reruns in the 1990s when I was very young, I don't think my parents were even born before the original airings in the 1960s. I always loved the car, 'Fab 1', I may be a boy and the car may be pink, but it's such an awesome car, as seen here.
But back to the house...

The house is reasonably simple and sleek in style, there's large windows to let in the light and the surrounding views. There's even a patio to the rear of the property.

Inside the house you will find a large, open plan kitchen-diner which has been modernised to include a less garishly coloured kitchen. there are also 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a lounge and a garage.

Although the house still maintains its original bathrooms and bedroom decor.

Lot Info:
The house is situated on a 40 by 40 lot which costs 116,705 Simoleons furnished and 76,006 Simoleons unfurnished. Originally built with basegame content, I decided to use a bed, some decorative pieces such as paintings, and a few other pieces of furniture and also a wall covering from ambitions, so it's not the end of the world if you don't have this expansion pack, you should be able to replace the missing aspects easily. Please bare in mind that this is my first 'successful' attempt at 'modern' architecture, but other than that, I hope you and your sims will enjoy this offering which I present to you. As always, feedback/comments are greatly appreciated.

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 116,705 Simoleons

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 Ambitions
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Mid-Century Modern.7z

Size: 1.67 MB · Downloads: 634 · 26th Nov 2017
1.67 MB 634 26th Nov 2017
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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.

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#26 Old 17th Mar 2014 at 5:04 PM
Aha! I found a really terrific modern design by Fergus! I love the roof most of all. It looks thicker than floor tile? In Sims 2 the floor tile seems too thin for a roof so I always use cfe to make a quarter wall thickness which is too thick. Yours looks to be about 2 tiles thick which is perfect. I love the backsplash in the kitchen. You can definitely build a modern, but why should you when your main interest is historical.
Original Poster
#27 Old 17th Mar 2014 at 9:45 PM
Well, thank you. I do like some modern architecture, I believe that it's historic in some form or another the moment it's built. I've got a few more "modern" houses I am currently working on for upload, one of which is similar to this house but bigger and mostly white, kind of like some of your recent uploads. I hope to finish it very soon as I've just thought of the perfect back story for it that contains fame, fortune and most importantly; MURDER.
Test Subject
#28 Old 12th Oct 2014 at 10:13 PM
custard says this lot is corrupt
Original Poster
#29 Old 13th Oct 2014 at 12:45 PM
Originally Posted by marie7777
custard says this lot is corrupt

Anyone else having this problem?
When I downloaded a copy of the file and scanned it with Custard it didn't find any issues. It also installed perfectly fine in to my game and so I don't really know what to say to help the situation.
Test Subject
#30 Old 13th Oct 2014 at 11:26 PM
the lot itself is all red and says "corrupt (contains another DBPF)....I have latest custard not an earlier version
Original Poster
#31 Old 26th Nov 2017 at 9:25 PM
Originally Posted by marie7777
the lot itself is all red and says "corrupt (contains another DBPF)....I have latest custard not an earlier version

I've managed to resolve the issue and have updated the upload. Enjoy!
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