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Tumbleweed Mansion - Red Dead Redemption

by Ferguson Avenue Posted 28th May 2013 at 5:19 PM - Updated 26th Nov 2017 at 7:58 PM by Fergus' Mind
14 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
Those of you that have played the game 'Red Dead Redemption' should hopefully recognise this home as the notorious Tumbleweed Mansion. I have been interested in the house ever since I saw it appear on the horizon in the game. I just had to investigate, and I was pleased with what I found.

But as beautiful as it was in its state of decay, I always wanted to see it restored. Even though it isn't real, I still felt the need so 'save' it, as ti do for all old houses in a state of decay. So that is what I have done with this creation.

However, I have altered the general layout of the home and added a lot more windows. I tried to keep the floor plan as true to the original as possible. But when I hade perfected the exterior I found I had a lot more room on the interior that the original. So I have added some extra rooms on the side of the staircases where orignally there wasn't. I've also added a lot more bathrooms, although in doing so I have had to block up the doorway that originally connected the back two bedrooms. I've also added a staircase to give access to the attic, which in the original had collapsed into the rest of the house below.

The world that I have built the house in comes to us courtesey of the Sims 3 Creators' Consortiumm and can be found here.
I wouldn't have been inspired to build this home or my Big Ol' Riverboat lots without this world.
The house itself is built on a 40 by 40 lot which costs 170,764 Simoleons furnished and 107,651 Simoleons unfurnished.
I simply have to thank those over on the Creator Feedback Forum who helped me with this lot, it just wouldn't have looked so good and made it this far without you. Johnny Bravo and SimmyRN especially.
P.S. I'll post some more interior pictures in the comments section. I really enjoyed taking pictures of this one.

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 170,764 Simoleons

Custom Content Included:
- Cornices by AweSims
- Round Window by matomibotaki

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build content only
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 Late Night Pets
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Tumbleweed Mansion.7z

Size: 4.03 MB · Downloads: 189 · 26th Nov 2017
4.03 MB 189 26th Nov 2017
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 28th May 2013 at 5:51 PM
When I saw this house I thought of Tumbleweed without seeing the caption. A great likeness!
Original Poster
#3 Old 28th May 2013 at 5:54 PM

Here's the extra interior pics, as promised:

Test Subject
#4 Old 28th May 2013 at 11:03 PM
Thank you! I love RDR!
Test Subject
#5 Old 29th May 2013 at 12:21 AM
ohmigosh!!! That mansion is my very favorite from the RDR! And you did a wonderful job on it!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 29th May 2013 at 1:55 AM
I've never played that game, but this is a very nice house, and an amazing resemblance. Good job!
#7 Old 30th May 2013 at 8:58 PM
It's nice to see it finished. I really adore he picture collage, expecially the sunrise and -set pictures
Test Subject
#8 Old 31st May 2013 at 1:48 AM
This is so beautiful I literally almost cried haha.
Test Subject
#9 Old 3rd Jun 2013 at 6:33 AM
I have never played that game either, but you did a wonderful job on this house! And thought I'd mention this is my first MTS download in years! Good to be back haha
Mad Poster
#10 Old 5th Jun 2013 at 2:31 PM
Love the house, thanks a bunch, Fergie_F. It looks exactly like it and I love RDR
Test Subject
#11 Old 7th Jun 2013 at 9:37 PM
Love RDR. I can totally see a crazy mad scientist using that basement for his nefarious plans. :D
Thanks, I think I may be using this one in the future!
Test Subject
#12 Old 8th Jul 2013 at 2:33 AM
This is amazing! I love RDR!
Test Subject
#13 Old 11th Dec 2013 at 1:36 AM
i love this house i have been so obsessed with it even to point where it drives my family insane if i even say the word tumbleweed
Test Subject
#14 Old 14th Mar 2015 at 8:09 AM
Wow, I recognized this house before I even read the title. You really did such a good job.
Original Poster
#15 Old 14th May 2015 at 10:50 AM
A couple of bonus pics in bad weather for dramatic effect.