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The House of the Faun, Pompeii, Italy

by nebulousnan Posted 18th Sep 2009 at 9:21 PM - Updated 18th Sep 2009 at 8:09 PM by nebulousnan
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The House of the Faun, TS3 version

A little history lesson: One of the largest houses found in Pompeii became known as The House of the Faun because of a bronze statue of a dancing faun (satyr-like figure). The house filled an entire block (insula) in the city. Facing the street were shops (tabernae). The public entrance of the house opened into the Tuscan atrium; the private entrance opened into the tetrastyle atrium. Each area had an impluvium (a pool for catching rain water) and several dining rooms (triclinium). The public area also included workrooms, bedrooms, and a curtained study or open living room (tablinum). The private areas included bedrooms, baths, and the kitchen. The atriums and the large gardens (peristylum) were open to the sky. The smaller peristyle may have had a kitchen garden, and the larger one may have held cow or horses.

In this TS3 version, a 60x60 lot (345 Riverblossom Hills Drive) in the Riverview neighborhood was used, but no custom content was added. The building is minimally furnished to give a sense of room purpose, but to allow for the stylings (and custom content) of the new residents. The shape of the building (see floor plan) was adapted due to lot size and building limitations.

Besides the 4 shops facing the street, there are 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 5 dining areas, 2 atriums, 2 large gardens (peristyles), workrooms, a living room, library, a kitchen, a lot of sitting areas and extra rooms to become game rooms, bedrooms, or what-have-you!

The building could also work well as a community lot.

Lot Size: 6x6
Price: Furnished $194,071 Unfurnished $136,928

Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: 194,071

Additional Credits:
Archaeology.About.com credits the floor plan as: Plan of the House of the Faun (August Mau 1902)
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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.

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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Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #Roman, #Pompeii, #atrium, #gardens, #ancient