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Viola House - A Handsome Victorian Home

by PharaohHound Posted 13th Mar 2017 at 3:28 AM - Updated 16th Mar 2017 at 11:30 PM by PharaohHound
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Viola House is a wonderful family home for any sim who's a history lover! This stunning Victorian style house has been lovingly updated while maintaining the charm and colourful character of its historic roots. It features three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, with a study, family room, and secret attic chemistry lab! The gardens are also beautifully designed and include a quaint gazebo.

The exterior has fully preserved original shingles which have been repainted to a lovely blue colour scheme.

The interior retains all of the whimsy and love of pattern from the era while being a functional family home.

Custom Content
  • My I Feel Shingled Out pattern set was the original inspiration for this lot. Indeed, Viola House was intended to just be a shell on which I would showcase the new shingle patterns, but then everyone said they liked the house and here we are now. The patterns are very much required to preserve the look of the exterior.
  • My Ceci ne'st pas white window fix came about in the process of building this house. It is not strictly speaking required, but if you do not have this fix some of the window trims will look dull grey instead of bright white.
  • QBUILDERZ's Slates and Sheets roofing set is pictured on Viola House, and is required to preserve the lovely white borders on the roof.

Thanks and Miscellany
Viola House is named after a local civil rights activist from my region, Viola Desmond. I was originally looking around to name the house after a local street, but all of those are named after racist old white dudes so I definitely took a hard pass on that.

This lot was built on the eternally useful Builder's Island by Armiel.

Big thanks go to everyone in the MTS Discord chat for all of your cheerleading and advice.

Lot Size: 20x30
Lot Price (furnished): $70,847
Lot Price (unfurnished): $40,577
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Viola House (3 bed 1.5 bath).Sims3Pack.zip 4.84 MB 1,179 13th Mar 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.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Generations Pets Supernatural Seasons

Built with Game Version: 1.67

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Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #victorian, #retro, #history, #historic, #old, #cute, #charming, #garden