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Old L.A.: Seedy Hotel (Starter)

by Flora2 Posted 12th Dec 2019 at 9:17 PM
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I needed some quick and easy starter residentials in my Boroughsburg savegame, and I decided to use the exterior of the seedy cheap Hollywood hotel from the videogame L.A. Noire, namely the Hotel El Mar. According to the receptionist guy: 'This isn't the sort of place where people use their real name' when they check in, so I thought it would fit into Boroughsburg 'nicely', and I liked the exterior anyway.

This is a Late Night-type apartment building (have to be placed on Residential/Regular), which is disguised as a vintage, '40s-style, noir-ish hotel, with a reception hall, 'public phone booth', and a studio hotel room with kitchenette + 1BA for the active household. Three more darkened units for NPCs. Almost entirely decorated as if we are in the '40s - the only exception is a notebook I placed in the public area, but if you want to play vintage, you can replace it with a CC typewriter, of course. The active living area is only a hotel room, with basic furniture, since I wanted it for starter singles or couples who can't afford having too much stuff. The store downstairs is decorative only, with black walls and a public room marker (to prevent sims being stuck there).

Of course, this apartment can not only be used in Boroughsburg, it's suitable for any historical urban downtown area, pre-war style small towns, maybe even in Roaring Heights. I didn't use much terrain paint because I mostly use it in Boroughsburg and that world is properly urban-looking-terrain-painted everywhere.

Playtested. No CC! - EPs needed to exactly look like on the pics: World Adventures, Late Night, Ambitions, Generations, Showtime, Seasons, University Life and Island Paradise - AND you need Roaring Heights standard version installed (wall paper, some deco objects).

Lot Size: 15x25
Lot Price (furnished): 12,894
Lot Price (unfurnished): 2,113

Additional Credits:
- to Jje1000, the creator of the custom world Boroughsburg that can be seen on my pics;
- to the art design team of L.A. Noire for the exterior, and for heavily influencing the interiors as well.

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 3 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Showtime Seasons University Life Island Paradise

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Number of bedrooms: Studio
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #vintage, #40s, #noir, #apartment, #basic, #urban, #city, #starter, #boroughsburg, #roaring heights, #store front