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Houston Place Apartments, by Mattb325.
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Inspired by the sorts of developments springing up not only across Texas, but in many parts of the world, Houston Place apartments is a fictional apartment building that I created to compete with some of the mid-rise R§§§ apartment complexes which can become quite repetitive in game.

These sorts of apartments capitalise on the current architectural trends occurring in the South of the US: boxy, heavy-set buildings that utilise the trend of mixed materials: rubble-stone wall cladding, brick, steel and glass.

Despite the assertive (albeit eclectic) use of mixed materials, they are neo-classical in style and quite conservative in the appearance of their street-scape and massing and are targeted at higher-end buyers.

This apartment building is 8 floors high (including the roof-top recreation area and pool). The lower floors contain a number of 1 & 2 bedroom + 2 bathroom apartments, while the middle & upper floors are reserved for spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom apartments.

The 7th floor has only two 4 bedroom + study, 5 bathroom 'sky homes' with wrap around terraces and floor to ceiling panoramic windows.

The communal grounds planting showcases evergreens all on well-lit, compact grounds making these lots as good in all density areas.

These apartments are presented in 4 options: a 3x4, a 4x3, a 4x4 and an 8x4 lot. The 8x4 lot may take some time to grow (the game has a tendency to break these lots up) but holding the CTRL key while zoning will assist growth chances. They grow on all tilesets.

These are a good mid-rise, high wealth, medium density filler lots for your cities.

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STATS R§§§:

Lot size :                  3x4, 4x3, 4x4
Growth Stage:         5 (Medium & High Density Zoning)
Bulldoze Cost:         § 485
Capacity Satisfied:  R§ 1,981, R§§ 1,095, R§§§ 480
Pollution:                  7 (Air)/ 2 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage )
Pollution Radius:     5/6/0
Power Consumed:  61 Mwh
Water Consumed:   83 Gal/Month
Building Style:          Houston/Euro/NY/Chicago
Occupant Group:     High Wealth Residential Building

Lot size :                   8x4
Growth Stage:          5 (Medium & High Density Zoning)
Bulldoze Cost:          §941
Capacity Satisfied:  R§ 4,398, R§§ 2,429, R§§§ 1,063
Pollution:                  15 (Air)/ 5 (Water)/ 5 (Garbage )
Pollution Radius:    5/6/0
Power Consumed:  134 Mwh
Water Consumed:   179 Gal/Month
Building Style:          Houston/Euro/NY/Chicago
Occupant Group:      High Wealth Residential Building

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NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE:

This download contains TWO model files; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite.
You must keep only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot Files!

If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod.

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NOTE ABOUT PARKING TEXTURES:

As these models contain garaged underground parking, the lots do not come with parking textures. Any parking textures that may appear in the in-game screen shots belong to adjacent lots and are not part of this download. If you wish to add acres of parking or change the type of concrete textures, please use the lot editor to do so.

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DEPENDENCIES:

To ensure proper functionality, make sure the following files are in your plugins:

*BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol01.dat http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1180

*BSC Mega Props - CP Vol02.dat http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2790

*BSC Texture Pack - CPVol01.dat http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=101

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To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder.

Thanks.

 





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marcelodeejay

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Five undisputed stars.

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SimNation

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A great new series from one of the batting veterans.

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madhatter106

  • 5
  

Textures and detail work on this, particularly the rooftop patio and pool areas, are really great, and give this BAT lots of life.

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Aaron Graham

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OMG!!!! I love this one, you need to make more of these!!!! :)

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Jack_wilds

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like this model alot... well done 5/5...

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I think this is the first time I have seen a building in this game that I would really like to actually build in real life. I'm a Project Engineer in the construction industry and this type of building is my bread & butter and this is a beautiful design I would like see built in real life. Thank you

 

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Prophet42

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This is a fantastic building!  The detail is absolutely superb!  Keep up the good work.

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Xander Dax

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Amazing, these kind of modern apartment buildings are always welcome.*:thumb:

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sejr99999

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thank you for making this building  there are a lot of similar apartments being built here in California  the main difference being brighter colors on the exteriors  I really like how you made the 8x4 lot to create a larger apartment building and as always

excellent lotting and nightlighting (both modes)

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tariely

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(ah, there you are ! I was beginning to wonder where you'd gone -- apart from the LEX, that is :-) Another nice set of apartments. Thats Mattb325 city I envisioned is getting more and more populous...

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markussaage

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And here another fine creation... Awesome work as usual, please keep it coming! 5/5

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