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Well, it only took me three years. 

I created the first house model back in August of 2012. I was pretty good at avoiding making any progress on these for a while, but I finally got the urge to actually finish them over spring break a couple months back. Today, I present to you 8 house designs with 4 color variations each for a total of 32 unique houses. Additionally, I have modeled a small set of 9 detached garages to supplement the houses in a manner similar to what you might see in real life. However, for those of you who prefer the default Maxis garages, I am including a separate version that does not contain the ones I modeled. 

Also, for anyone who would like to use the garages (or the houses, of course) in your own lots, you hereby have my permission!

These houses are all based on real world counterparts in the Morris Park neighborhood of South Minneapolis. To anyone who lives there: I apologize for spending hours on end looking at your house on Google Maps. It's only weird if you make it weird. 

The brilliant SimCoug has graciously lotted and modded a wide variety of lots of various sizes for this upload, which uses the following dependencies:

JMyers Homes Vol 01 ('Props' and 'Textures' folders only)
BSC Textures Pack CycleDog Vol 1
BSC MEGA Props CP Vol01
BSC MEGA Props CP Vol02
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wmp_fence_props03.dat
wmp_garden_props02.dat

KrashSpeed's Mailbox Set

And, as always, the Darknite version requires this bad boy (https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) for the dankest of dank nightviews.

Huge thanks to SimCoug for his magnificent work on these! 

For the curious, the number of lots broken down by size:

2x3 - 2 (growth stage 1)

3x2 - 2 (growth stage 1)

2x2 - 4 (growth stage 2)

1x3 - 5 (growth stage 3)

1x2 - 5 (growth stage 4)

2x1 - 2 (growth stage 4)

1x1 - 5 (growth stage 5)

25 lots total, all of which grow on the Houston Tile set and have the same stats as R$$ standard Houston homes.

Special thanks to our Dirktator for his patience with me while I experienced issues uploading! I'd also like to give a shoutout to the community at large for your continued support. I've been on this site for over 10 years now (which seems absolutely insane) and I've seen a lot of faces come and go, but the community as a whole is just as helpful and welcoming as it always has been. 

Enjoy! Or don't, I suppose, as long as you give me feedback. 




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SimCoug

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Beautiful! My one complaint is making the 1x1s medium density (stage 5) when Maxis 1x1 ranch houses grow on low density (stage 3).

When I was looking through the maxis lots, all of the medium wealth low density single family homes are stage 5 for 1x1 lots.  I was a little surprised by this myself, but it is what it is.  Low wealth homes on 1x1 plots are indeed stage 3, but IDS2 and I both agreed these looked more like medium wealth homes.  

Great work again IDS2 - glad to see these up on the STEX :thumb:

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CdMadero

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awww cute little houses...

AND AMAZING WELL DONE! 

Thank you. :) :3 

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1131989

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Beautiful! My one complaint is making the 1x1s medium density (stage 5) when Maxis 1x1 ranch houses grow on low density (stage 3).

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sencillo1

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love this.

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sejr99999

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thank you   I know these will be good and glad you finished this set

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Aaron Graham

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Great Work!!!! 5/5 :O

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matias93

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Really neat, HD houses are perfect for suburban CJs, specially when in so great variety.

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IDS2

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Citycowboy, you'll need WinZip to open rar files. Sorry for not uploading it as a zip, but the STEX wouldn't accept it when I tried to do that for some reason. :( If you have trouble getting the rar files open, just send me a PM and I can get the zip files to you some other way.

Also, this new review section is messing with my head. I had to rate my own file in order to respond!

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citycowboy

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It looks cool but how do i open a .rar file?

 

 

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nathkel

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Oh. My. God. I know this area very well. I lived in South Minneapolis for only 3 years and actually had an ice-cream route on the other side of Lake Nokomis, in the Diamond Lake area. I actually entertained the idea of buying one of these types of houses down in that section, and had the owner show me the house she was selling. One thing I remember about the houses in this area is that they were boring and plain, which I'm not.

The yards were small and usually unadorned. Which you would expect from lower-middle homes that close to a bustling airport.

Own one of those houses -- not with my money! But in SimCity they'd be perfect! I'm anxious to try them out!

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Jack_wilds

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like it; luv it, got it... well done, high 5/5... U ought to be proud of this neat set of small houses...

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Anyone know how I can bring up the lot info in game, trying to rename the lots and mark them as historical, but I can't bring it up. Such great lots, hate to lose any of them from being built over...

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MushyMushy

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Nice job!

House BAT packs are, for some reason, few and far between. This is a nice addition to the game.

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Prophet42

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Great job!!  I'm always looking for high quality residential homes to add variety to the game.  I will definitely download these.

 

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DavidDHetzel

  

this must be a common style of home in the western Great Lakes, because this reminds me a lot of my grandparents area, and they lived in Wisconsin most their lives.

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It's good to see detailed lots of anything from the Midwest, in particular single-family homes.

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Billk2007

  

Love these!  Not sure if I'm blind or tired but what are these listed as for those who use "buildingprop" cheat?

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MrRtd

  


These look great. Any possibility of enabling them to grow on the other Tile sets?

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