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17 Lakehill Drive: Rustic Luxury Home

by tkdjunkie Posted 15th Nov 2005 at 8:08 PM - Updated 22nd Feb 2006 at 4:02 AM by tkdjunkie
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Welcome to 17 Lakehill Drive, a rustic & luxurious home for your adventurous sim families. This is intended to be a very woodsy vacation-type home. It was loosely modeled after this house plan. There are two versions of this lot: Furnished (decorated) and Unfurnished (undecorated). If you don't like to decorate, get the Furnished version. If you like to decorate, get the Unfurnished version.

This lot requires Nightlife and University.

This home features:
-5 bedrooms
-4.5 bathrooms
-Formal Dining Room
-Living Room
-Game Room
-Small Porch (with hot tub)
-Winding/Spiraling Staircase
-Swimmable Lake (To get a nice recolor for the Diving Board and Ladder, click here.)

I’d like to thank a few people for providing build tutorials that helped me to construct this home:
- HabboArwen for his tutorial, ”SWIM in a lake!” (The tutorial was removed, so I have posted a new one here.)
- cwirsing for his “Sloped Driveway tutorial”.
- MikeInside for his “Advanced Circular Stairwells” tutorial.

Custom Content:
This lot has no hacks, but a few pieces of custom content in BOTH versions:
-roddyaleixo’s Invisible Driveway & Extensions
- “Mod the Sims 2 Water” terrain paint, created by myself
In the furnished version, the file also contains:
- “Shower tub, white curtain”, which is a simple shower curtain recolor of the Maxis Colonial ComboCleen shower/tub shower curtain. The shower curtain recolor was made by myself (because I don’t like the Maxis shower curtains – sorry!).

Recommended download (recently created):
Lakeside pool accessories

These ladder and diving board recolors make the lake much more realistic than the Maxis originals!

Additional Info
This lot features a driveway that goes uphill. Right now, the Maxis animations for driveways do not compensate for an uphill slope. Therefore, vehicles traveling uphill or downhill appear to “hop” along the incline of the driveway. This is a known issue, will most likely never be fixed unless Maxis decides to fix it themselves.

About rar Files
I don't upload zip files because they are literally twice as large as rar files (when compressing Sims2Pack files, which is what lots are packaged in), so they take twice as long to download and use twice the server resources that rar files do.

Just download a free tool that opens rar files. Then you can download as many rar files that you want -- there are THOUSANDS of amazing downloads that are only available in rar format. It's silly to pass up on them just because you're afraid to get rar extraction tool. There's nothing to be afraid of ....

All of these programs are FREE:
Sims 2 File Maid (If you want something easy, this is the program for you)
Extract Now
Al Tools
Ultimate Zip

There are instructions on how to use those programs at their websites.

Please do not ask for a zip file. Everything you need has already been provided.

Final Words
I hope you enjoy this lot – it was very fun to make!
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
17 Lakehill Drive (Furnished).rar 742.3 KB 2,848 15th Nov 2005
17 Lakehill Drive (Unfurnished).rar 721.7 KB 1,606 15th Nov 2005
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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
University Nightlife

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