Palace III 5×5 (Trianon 2013)

After several critics regarding Palace II‘s lack of elegance, and Palace I‘s messy floor plan, too few rooms, non-rectangular rooms and bad interior design, I decided in April 2013 to build a new The Sims model of Trianon Palace from Floresti, Romania, built by Cantacuzino Family in 1910 and abandoned (more details).

I broke my personal record of the most expensive house in The Sims 2. I have playtested it and modified it twice in May and for third time in July, before publishing on my website, to be sure that will be awesome.


This time I slightly broke away from the design of the real palace, I changed building shape, for enhancing its beautifulness and help the furniture layout, I have put trees all around the pool (the real palace have no tree around fountain), and compared with the 2009 Palace, the building grew 2 squares in width and 1 square in depth, and got 6 extra rooms.

There are now 19 rooms in total: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 HUGE ballroom, 6 additional rooms, 4 hallways. All rooms are connected with double doors to prevent traffic jams, as it is designed for large families of 8 sims.

The sun is now from street side (because the back terrace was anyway in darkness due to roof).

WARNING: I do not recommend this building for normal playing, it is HUGE and inefficient like how beautiful it is, send Sims in bad mood due to time wasted walking around. Also beware of utility bills, they cost about $1200.

Facade and palace floor plans

Palace interior design

Lot size: 5×5.
Lot facing: South.
House size: 28 x 21 squares.
Floor area: 672 squares (426 lower 246 upper) + 124 squares of terraces  + 128 squares of void.
Pool area: 234 squares (28 x 13) + 6 squares islands.

Basic version made with Nightlife
House price: $506.907 (unfurnished $189.416).
Expansions required: Nightlife only.

Enhanced version (shown in above pictures): added cornices, different paint for disco room (from Apartment Life), guitars, drum kit (from University).
Lot price: $533.989 (unfurnished $189.237).
Expansions required: University, Nightlife, Apartment Life.

The REAL palace on which my The Sims 2 building is based

Built starting from 1907 and abandoned after World War without being ever finished or inhabited, then destroyed by 1977 earthquake but mostly after 1989 by local people stealing bricks. Read more on Palace Trianon Floresti page.

Palatul Cantacuzino Micul Trianon


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    • Cheeze on August 19, 2013 at 3:06 pm
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    If I wanted to make this house on Sims 3, what would the lot size equivalent be?

    1. 5×5 = 50×50.
      Since 50×50 lots are not common in The Sims 3, I was thinking of making it on a 60×60 lot, also because it is the pinnacle of all my houses designed.
      The Sims 3 SUCKS at building… I already made it in The Sims 3 using a 40×40 lot, without poll, for testing purposes, but I do not succeed to raise the foundation to 8 steps instead of 4, because the raise terrain tool SUCKS, each click is not equal with a staircase step like in The Sims 2, also I do not succeed to add a short-height level on top to raise the roof, to look like the real building especially when viewed from the column facade. Do you have any suggestion how I can do it?
      If you try it, can you send me the sims3pack file too?

    • kc on March 2, 2016 at 9:02 pm
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    i want to make one what do i need

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