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IM Pei's 1945 Award Winning Home
Published Feb 20, 2010

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Created for: The Sims 3

Qube Design has just finished a furnished reproduction of architect IM Pei's entry in the 'Georgia Builds Design Competition'. Designed in 1945, this breath-taking mid-century home truly set the course for what was to become the new standard in modern home design. The Georgia Builds Design Competition was ground-breaking in it's time, and many of the design concepts explored in it's thesis we now accept as standard building and design protocol. Sponsored by Rich's Department Stores and "Progressive Architecture" magazine, the competition simply asked 'What is a small home in Georgia - should it be bound by tradition, or what we call modern?' This prize-winning design from IM Pei was one of the very few residential homes he designed in his career.

The contest idealized the requirements of a small family of 4 in 1945, and requested that the designs honor a suburban lot space of 60' x 120' and a maximum square footage requirement of 1350, yet feel light, open and airy. Other requirements included entertaining space, maximum storage, garage or carport, outdoor living in the summer months, and privacy gardens to shield neighbours. Pei's design, created very early in his career, established many of the design cues that would be featured prominently in his later designs for public buildings, such as his expansive use of glass and hair-thin support columns.

Qube Design has carefully reproduced his design, only adding an extra bath in leu of a utility room, and a swimming pool to the atrium garden. The interior design has been spectacularly updated to accommodate the busy lifestyle of a modern Sim. Filled with beautiful mid-century classic furniture mingling with a sophisticated collection of modern art, this home is nothing short of dramatic. Utilizing a highly restrictive colour scheme of taupe, charcoal and chinese red, your eye is drawn around each room to first appreciate the art work, then slowly discover the furniture collection nearby. The dynamic use of chinese red allows you to easily create an Asian themed home, and your travel treasures from China will be on display in their best possible light.

Most interior furnishings can be found as .sims3pack installer files at either or or here on TSR. Some items are donation items. Windows and doors are .sims3pack files from the 'City Build Set', compliments of Funny at

The Audi TT and art collection belong to my Sim.

Please download the items to completely enjoy this home, however if you only install the windows and doors, you will be able to decorate this home to your own taste.

To view over 150 images of this build, please visit my .mac mobileme gallery:

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Credits: THANK YOU to all the talented artists at TSR!!

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ItemID: 952484

Revision: 2

  • Price Unfurnished: 60000
  • Price Furnished: 138879
  • Furnished: Fully
  • Decorated: Throughout
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Stories: 1
  • Lot Size: 20x30

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#18gaugauMar 27, 2010

super coooooooooooooool
thank's a lot

#19oldmember_Mieke1310Jun 21, 2010

this is so beautiful , i like it\:wub\:

#20sweetlexiJul 14, 2010

I just wanted to say thank you.  It's clear how much time you spent on this, and the level of detail and exactingness certainly shows.  Thanks again!

#21aureole191Jul 15, 2010

WOW!!! This is so beautiful\:wub\: \:rah\:

#22dominique93Aug 6, 2010

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!

#23dizuNov 6, 2010

i am really learning something new everyday. interesting information, now i'm googling im pei.

#24LeaPigenOct 21, 2011

This is my absolut favorit house lot!! \:D
I LOVE IT!! \:wub\:

#25Fashionisto96Jun 6, 2012

OMG!!! I absolutely love this form of Mid-Century Modern architecture. You have really done a fantastic job. I can't wait to use this in my game. Thank you so much!

#26riannachanVIPMar 17, 2013

I want you to know that I have been playing The Sims 3 on and off since 2009 and this is STILL my favorite house of all time. Every time I play it I feel like I'm home.

Thank you so much!! \:wub\:

#27riannachanVIPMar 17, 2013

I want you to know that I have been playing The Sims 3 on and off since 2009 and this is STILL my favorite house of all time. Every time I play it I feel like I'm home.

Thank you so much!! \:wub\:

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