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Picked upload! The Winchester Rival Estate (Winchester House Challenge) (No CC)

by pancake101 Posted 6th Apr 2018 at 6:32 AM - Updated 20th Aug 2018 at 6:47 PM by pancake101
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Hello Everyone! Today I am happy to finally share with you all a rather ambitious project I created as well as the challenge that goes along with it!

This lot was based on the famous Winchester Mystery House in San Jose California. Heres the link to the articles on it if you're not familiar with it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Mystery_House. This was also inspired by the recent movie based on the house that just came out. I knew it would be impossible to try and recreate the real house in Sims due to it's size and the fact it has no official floorplan, so I came up with a fun little challenge for myself and others if they maybe would like to give it a whirl. I started out with a small home of five rooms on a 64x64 size lot. Then over the course of 30 days, I challenged myself to add 3-5 new rooms of any size, shape, style, etc. onto the house every single day for the whole time period.It didn't matter where the rooms went, I just had to keep building nonstop!

This massive mansion has 28 bathrooms, 21 bedrooms (with one unfinished for you all to decorate yourself), 3 kitchens, and 3 dining rooms, plus who knows how many other rooms. It all extends from the original 5 room tudor home in it's center. It's actually been super fun coming up with all the ridiculous secret passages and oddities that come with having to continuouly construct for almost a month straight. There's a room filled with nothing but mirrors, stairs going nowhere, bathrooms with secret passages into different parts of the house, windows looking into different rooms, doors leading nowhere, hidden bookcase passages, a room dedicated entirely to a bathtub and more!

I would be interetsed to know if anyone else wanted to give this a whirl! Doesn't matter what game you have, the premise stays the same ^^
- Start with a five room house on a 64x64 lot (or use one of the games premade homes, just move it to the 64x64 lot)
- Over 30 days (or longer if you'd want) Add 3-5 new rooms of any shape and size to the house every day.
- Once the days are over, landscape your new creation and don't get lost!


This was a great challenge and such a fun build! I highly encourage anyone who wants to stretch their creativity to try it out! I would love to see what you all can come up with! Happy Simming!

Lot Size: 64x64
Lot Price (furnished): $1,297,545
Lot Price (unfurnished): $686,366
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The Winchester Rival Mansion.7z 4.52 MB 1,976 6th Apr 2018
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.

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

Tags: #huge, #mansion, #Winchester, #house, #maze, #crazy, #challenge, #giant, #tudor, #estate