Friday, February 21, 2014

Melbury Manor

A while ago I was looking through a site of historical buildings...cause that is what I do....and this picture caught my eye.  Turns out it is a house that, in addition to being built by a famous Victorian architect, has also been owned by several celebrities including Richard Harris (that's the original Dumbledore to you young 'uns) and Jimmy Page, and is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a little boy. Cool house.

This build is NOT an exact copy of this house.  It is just inspired by it.  Even though I actually found an old copy of the first floor plan on line, it doesnt work for our simmies at all so things had to change.

The resulting home includes the following:
5 bedrooms
4 baths
master suite with private study
large dining hall/reception room for entertaining
attic work room 
2 gardens with herbs and vegetables

This build was made in Dragon Valley and does use several of those items.
$250k on 40x40 lot


  1. Ruthy; you have done it again. This home is gorgeous. You did an amazing job recreating it from the picture. You are so talented. Each time creating something new and different than your last build! FDR!

  2. Gorgeous Manor, beautifully decorated, have a wonderful week =)

  3. Beautifully done! I've left you a rec and fav'd it.

    On another subject, I have a few of your tutorials from the official site linked on The Sims Creators' Consortium. I notice that they are missing their pictures. I found this with one of my tutorials. The pictures were not showing in the tutorials but they were still in my Media. I had to edit the tutorial and add the pictures again. All the other information was there. You might find that you will have to do the same thing with a few of your stories.

  4. Oh my gosh, Ruthy- how do you do it so perfectly- EVERY TIME?! WOW! No further questions- I am just so happy you share. I get all giddy to see new builds by you! I am pretty choosy with whom I DL from- especially houses- and I use yours probably 99% of the time. They are just so beautiful and perfect in every way! TY! *hugs*

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About Me

I build lots for people to use in the Sims. I have created hundreds of lots that have been downloaded by people all over the world. My work has been featured on the official Sims 3 site, several Sims 3 fan sites and in Game Informer magazine.
I am a mom...a gamer...a book worm...a worrywart...a fan of architecture, interior design, and all things Grumpy Cat.