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Picked upload! Nick's Cottage (base game)

by attuned Posted 1st Feb 2016 at 8:16 PM - Updated 7th Mar 2016 at 11:04 PM by attuned
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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.
I LOVE The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I've read it at least seven times. I love the old movie with Robert Redford. I love the new movie with Leonardo DiCaprio. I was scrolling through a fav house blog- Hooked on Houses and found an entry on the amazing sets found in Baz Luhrmann's Gatsby. In the story, Daisy Buchanan's cousin, Nick, rents a cottage on the shore of Long Island, next door to Jay Gatsby's massive manse to decadence. The cottage was adorable and inspiring, and so I present: Nick's Cottage, a small and lovely Arts and Crafts cottage, circa 1920.

The cottage has a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen and a great room. It has a side porch, and gracious and abundant landscaping, as befitting a former grounds keeper's cottage. Since Nick is an inspiring writer, there is a desk with a view, and lots of books and bookcases. The cottage is base game, with no cc included. The pictures show 5 pieces of decor cc from Around the Sims, and also 5 items from TS3 store (2 free items, a birdbath and 2 sets of curtains). The extra cc/ store items are decor only, and the cottage is fine and functional without it. I uploaded the cottage without the extra decor items, so if you want them, you will need to place them yourself. Links and additional info is available below. The fireplace was upgraded to fireproof, after my tester sim had a fire two minutes after moving in. There is a surprise book waiting on the coffee table. The cottage was built in Roaring Heights.

Sim tested

Details on cc/ store items- suggested but not required

Lot Size: 30x30
Lot Price (furnished): 59,800
Lot Price (unfurnished): 41,600

Additional Credits:
Thanks to:
Hooked on Houses for the Inspiration Picture
Around the Sims for the amazing decor items
All the members who helped me on Creator Feedback
MTS and the Queue Mods
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Nick's Cottage.rar 287.6 KB 4,581 1st Feb 2016
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!
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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 3

Built with Game Version: 1.67

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Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #arts and crafts, #cottage, #bungalow, #craftsman, #Gatsby, #The Great Gatsby, #Nick, #Nick's Cottage, #Roaring Heights, #themetv