The Alexander Palace
This lot is based on the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoye Selo, Russia. A former Imperial Residence of the Romanov family.
This sims3 version has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a library, a music room, a ballroom, a sitting room, 2 kitchens, 2 dinning rooms, and more (which I can't remember).
Architectural I recreated the Palace very closely within the bounds of sims. I am particularly proud of the colonnade.
Like the real palace this building has a Corps de logis, this is the main part at the center with the ballroom, with two wings adjoining either side, forming the Cour d'Honneur (the 3-sided courtyard). To be honest I only learnt these terms when looking up the Palace in order to build it right, I'm no architect, particularly not one who knows french.
Anyway here a re some pics of the real one for comparison.
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