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La Casa Vistosa

by cutsocks Posted 2nd Apr 2013 at 5:26 PM - Updated 4th May 2016 at 6:59 PM by cutsocks : Renamed and new photos.
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A most interesting home...

This is my take on Gaudi's Casa El Capricho from 1885. His whimsical house has had many alterations over the years; the greenhouse on back was removed and more rooms added in its place, then those removed and the greenhouse restored. I followed the floor plans with the extra rooms, which allow for single floor living. I've also kept a more "dirty" color scheme, which highlights the addition that has similar wall treatments, though a "newer, cleaner" color palette. (Currently, the real building is cleaned up nicely and gleams.) I've made some practical design changes to fit better with the building limitations in the Sims 3, mostly regarding the tower. It has been changed from round to a six-pointed star, topped with a eight-pointed star-shaped roof. The basement and attic are completely accessible, though unfurnished (aside from a bathroom and laundry), with plenty of room to expand into for hobbies and other needs. The car from Fast Lane is not included with the lot.

Though I did not build it there, the home looks amazing in Monte Vista. The 50x50 lot at 25 Verona Way is perfect.


4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms

Furnished price: 234,196
Unfurnished: 155,249

Lot size: 50x50

Version: 1.50.56 (Current patch as of March 17, 2013)

Games used: All EPs up to and including Seasons. I only used items from Outdoor Living. No other SP was used.

Store Content (Kinda very important.)

Gothique Window - Used throughout. I highly recommend omegastarr82's fix for this window here on MTS as well.

It has long driven me crazy that this upload lacked a title image. It did not have one because of its previous awkward, unwieldy name: Mi Casa Es Su Casa El Capricho. As it was not a direct copy of Gaudi's work, I wanted to give it a name of its own. However at the time I could not come up with anything decent, it seems. That has been rectified. La Casa Vistosa means The Colorful House, which is nicely appropriate. Along with a new title page to match my other uploads, I took all new photos. The download has remained the same, and does carry the old name. This is one of my most favorite builds ever, and it is nice to finally give it some of its due.

Lot Size: 5x5
Lot Price: 234,196
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Mi Casa Es Su Casa El Capricho.zip 4.38 MB 882 2nd Apr 2013
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:
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Built with Game Version: 1.50.56

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Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #art nouveau, #moorish, #oriental, #gaudi, #historic, #yellow