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Picked upload! Folk Victorian - The Restoration

by Ferguson Avenue Posted 29th Aug 2013 at 1:24 PM - Updated 26th Nov 2017 at 8:43 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.
Today I present to you an improved version of the very first house I ever made in The Sims 3; a green painted Folk Victorian styled home. The original can be found here. It costs 106,651 Simoleons furnished and 54,756 Simoleons unfurnished. It was built on a 30 by 30 lot without the use of CC or content from any expansion packs. Up until recently, my Folk Victorian was my most popular upload, but I noticed how bad it looked in comparison to my more recent uploads, so I thought I’d give the house the love it deserves and bring it up to quality. I’ve even given it its own back story.

Original Version:



'Restored' Version:



Gather round, it's time for a story...
When she finally decided that it was time to break out of the crumbling grey and gloomy family home, Anne Marie Goth was left with little money and support from her parents and older brother Mortimer. Clearly she wasn't the favourite child that her brother was, she spent most of her childhood shut up in the attic of the family mansion. But that didn’t matter, she knew just the house she wanted; a charming little Folk Victorian styled home just across the valley. It had suffered a terrible fire and the rear of the house had fallen down. She played in the ruins as a child, despite being a crumbling wreck, or a “complete dump” as Mortimer used to refer to it as, she could see the charms that awaited anyone willing to be the old girl’s saviour. And so with her small budget she bought the remains of a home fighting to remain standing. In amongst the wreckage she found old pictures and furniture that was easily salvageable. The crumbling walls revealed that the vinyl cladding was covering the original wooden siding, which was considerably more ornate. Anne Marie just knew this all had to be restored, luckily it still had some paint on it that was a similar colour to the vinyl cladding, so the vinyl wasn’t all that bad, but it still had to go. At the time the vinyl cladding was added, many period features had been gutted from the house and the staircase had been moved to give the house a more modern and “fashionable feel”, this all had to be undone. Woodwork had to be reinstated and an extension was decided upon. An Arts and Crafts/Craftsman style was adopted in the dining room, while the original Folk/Vernacular Victorian style was reinstated and added to the rest of the interior. Parts of the house were looking just as they did in the decaying old photos from the wreckage. The house is now warm with colour and cheer and is very different to the dark and gloomy mansion she grew up in. Just the thought of her little Folk Victorian home is enough to cheer her up, when she has the misfortune of having to spend time with Mortimer; constantly grumbling about money or his wife...



From those ashes, new life has been given to a charming Folk Victorian home. I hope you will all appreciate what I have done, because I certainly do.



Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: 106,651 Simoleons
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Folk Victorian.7z 2.20 MB 183 26th Nov 2017
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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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 3

Built with Game Version: 1.55

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Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #Victorian, #Folk Victorian, #Folk, #Arts and Crafts, #Craftsman, #Restoration, #Family Home, #Porch, #Garden, #Old, #Story, #Sunset Valley