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Stonehaven - Country Estates Series - Luxury Italian Palazzo - 8 BR, 12 BA, Furnished

by mairi0336 Posted 5th Feb 2007 at 10:14 PM - Updated 8th Feb 2007 at 2:45 AM by mairi0336
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The new Country Estates collection begins with a majestic palazzo deep in the heart of Italian wine country. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and prepare to fall in love. Stonehaven awaits!

Stonehaven is fully furnished and decorated, and its palatial 10,000+ square feet of living area contains almost forty rooms. There are eight bedrooms, twelve bathrooms, an indoor spa and pool, plenty of facilities to entertain guests, and two full kitchens. Get ready to explore!

This is the first house in the Country Estates collection (and there are more in the works). Don't worry, they will come in a wide variety of price ranges and sizes. (I couldn't resist starting this series off with a bang!)

Lot Size: 5x6
Fully Furnished: $743,509

Virtual Tour

This incredible palazzo has almost forty rooms, all individually decorated and furnished.

The majestic splendor of this palatial home is defined by its lush and detailed landscaping. The exquisite gardens are laid out with an artist's touch.

The amazing fountain pavilion puts this home in a class by itself.

This spacious patio at the rear of the house offers a relaxing place to enjoy the fresh breezes and beautiful trees.

This lighted fountain is especially beautiful at night.

The majestic foyer features twin fountains and a stunning view of the grand hall, creating an impressive entry to this unforgettable home.

The elegant living room offers a luxurious place to greet guests, or just enjoy the crackling fire and a good book.

The formal dining room can seat up to eight people and includes a buffet table and wine/serving counter. The dining room also offers a convenient butler pantry, with a wine cabinet and cold storage room.

The beautiful Tuscan kitchen is one of the central rooms of the house, offering a spacious and informal place to gather and just enjoy life. The kitchen tables can seat up to eight people, allowing for large informal family or staff meals. The kitchen offers all the best appliances and ample counter and storage space, making it the perfect retreat for chefs and connoiseurs!

The comfortable leisure room is an inviting place to relax with family and friends. The leisure room offers a state-of-the-art media center for your enjoyment.

The well-appointed study includes a top-of-the-line computer and plenty of workspace. The elegant study also offers a large reference library.

Stonehaven has a beautiful music room, with excellent acoustics for music aficionados.

Going up? No more climbing stairs--take one of the two elevators!

The entire right wing of the house is devoted to the palatial master retreat. The master bedroom offers a large wardrobe, a walk-in closet, and a beautiful vanity.

You will find a small piece of heaven in the master bath, which includes every possible luxury.

The luxurious master bath tub offers a relaxing experience unlike any other. Climb in and soak away the day! The master bath also includes an oversize walk-in shower for two.

The master retreat offers a spacious private sitting room, with all of the comforts that you could desire. It also includes a private morning kitchen.

Stonehaven offers a large indoor pool in the incredible underground spa! The spa also offers a hot tub and large exercise area, with multiple sitting areas and a convenient mini-kitchen.

Throw a perfect party every time with the DJ booth and dance floor! The entertaining area offers ample seating and comfort for guests. The entertaining area also includes a guest bathroom, wet bar, and a full kitchen with dining area. Your guests won't want to leave! Stonehaven also offers a spacious game room in the loft, with access to the roof. The roof area includes seating and a telescope.

Each luxurious upstairs bedroom is individually decorated in its own unique style, and includes a closet, wardrobe, bookshelf, sitting area with ample reading light, and well-appointed private bath.


And that's only a sample of the beauty of this incredible masterpiece--you just have to see it for yourself!

To see the larger full tour (I had to shorten this tour due to page size limitations), check it out here:


This house contains no hacks! It contains the following custom content:

A series of twenty-nine paintings (recolors of original Maxis paintings), created by me with SimPE:

-A Cluster of Grapes
-A Coin of Vantage
-A Country Lane
-A Dedication to Bacchus
-A Favorite Custom
-A Greek Woman
-A Grey Arab Stallion In a Wooded Landscape
-A Hearty Welcome
-At the Edge of the Brook
-Cattleya Orchid and Three Brazilian Hummingbirds
-Cupid With a Butterfly Updated
-Grapes On the Vine
-House of Parliament
-In the Peristyle
-Lord River's Roan Mare In a Landscape
-Queen Anne's Lace
-The Annunciation
-The Favorite Poet
-The Finding of Moses
-The Horse Fair
-The Rapture of Psyche Updated
-White Knites
-Work Interrupted Updated

These twenty-nine paintings are included in the Stonehaven Paintings rar file, provided below.

Please note that if you already have the paintings sets from Ferretti or Saraceno, you will already have a copy of some of these paintings. That's okay--the files are identical.

*A few of the original paintings that came with Ferretti and Saraceno have been updated with new versions with a cleaner image.

This house also includes the following custom content:

Tuscan Kitchen Set, by phoenix_phaerie, found here:

The Cupid Commando's Action Cherub Statue by Maxoid Monkey (bonus Maxis content). Get it here:

That's it--no other custom content!

Thank you to phoenix_phaerie for providing such an exquisite kitchen set!

I know I don't normally use custom content, but I couldn't resist this beautiful kitchen set! It really sets off the style of the house, I think.

Additional Credits: Thank you to Hysterical Paroxysm for use of her Basic "Bottomful Floors" For Easy Popcorn Ceilings for photographing purposes (not a part of the actual house download). Find them here:

Also, thank you to SimSherry2 for her wonderful fountain pavilion idea! Get the fountain pavilion tutorial here:


*YOU WILL NEED THE CEP (Color Enabler Package), if you don't already have it installed, to use the paintings. Get it here:

**You will need the Family Fun Pack to play this house as shown!

***WARNING: This house is HUGE! It contains a lot of graphics-intensive items, embedded objects, special lighting effects, advanced building techniques, etc. Be advised that it may make your computer run slowly (or even crash your game if your computer can't handle it.) Be careful when trying this house for the first time, and I would suggest turning your graphics options down to the minimum until you know how this house will run. You can reduce some of the landscaping and mirrors, which will help improve your computer's perfomance if you are having trouble.


My Policy:
Feel free to use or modify any of my house designs, but only for personal use! Please do not upload them to other sites. And please don't modify my stuff and then try to upload it as your own--I often spend days at a time working on a really big project and take great pride in my work. (My Arriosa house alone took over two weeks of uninterrupted work, and used over a hundred individual cheats!)

As for the custom paintings I have created for this house, you may use them however you like, as long as it isn't for commercial purposes, and under the condition that you give credit and a link back to my profile page here.




Downloading Instructions:

To play the house as shown, with all of the custom paintings installed, you will need to extract the contents of the Stonehaven Paintings rar file and place the items into your Downloads folder. Make sure that you have the CEP (Color Enabler Package; see the link above) installed. Double-click the house file (Sims2Pack file) when you get it extracted and it will install to your game for you.

That's it! Enjoy!


Sorry, but due to the size of the files, it was not possible to provide these files in zip format as I normally would.


Please be sure to check my profile page for any announcements about important issues and houses to be released next! Thank you.

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