Shortly after returning to Second Life after a bit of a break, I was able to move into a Victorian home in Bellisseria. Shocked at how lovely they were, I decked out one of the homes and then did a little video on it. You can see that here if you like.
After Christmas, I decided it was time for a change. I lucked out and almost immediately after I abandoned my Victorian home, a Traditional one was available. So I packed my bags and moved! And after looking at the options for a Traditional Home, I went with the Alderley. I loved that it was a one bedroom but was sad that the original home did not have space for a kitchen. Off I went to the Second Life Marketplace in search of possible Add-Ons. The one I found that I thought had the most potential was the D-Vine Designs Belliseria Traditional Alderly Add-on. It consists of a bonus room, wrap-around porch, patio, and pergola. The home with the add-on can be seen in the pics below.
With that, let’s go on a tour! The front door opens up to the living room, with the bathroom to your immediate left and the bedroom further in on the left side as well. All the pics from the tour are how the home is decorated and lived in. You get 351 prims with the Traditional Linden homes and all but 18 were used.
I don’t know about you but I love using a room divider to give a little more privacy to the toilet area! The one below is from Merak.
In Linden homes you are unable to customize the flooring per room, the selection is for the entire house. In order to have a carpeted bedroom, I created a floor and added the Berber carpet texture to it that is provided in the Linden Home Traditional Content Creation Pack to it. Voila! Carpeted bedroom!
Another Add-on I discovered was the Fayded Alderly Partition. I used it in the “bump-out” area of the bedroom to create a closet for myself. The add-on places itself once you rezz it so it was super easy! And at 150Ls and 2LI, well worth it.
The D-Vine Designs Add-on allowed me to place a kitchen and sitting area in the back. The French doors to the bedroom and backyard that are included in the add-on are a lovely touch. This add-on was NOT an auto place, so I did have to spend a bit of time placing it just right. But the wonderful thing about this add-on is that it works with the custom colors for the Linden home, so you can perfectly match, the floors, walls, and roof colors. It’s pricey at 525Ls, and has a land impact of 36, but really adds wonderful space to the home. To note: Both Add-ons are available on the Second Life Marketplace.
Hamish at the back doors!
And finally the backyard, I could have gone to the very last prim and decked this out, but I chose to place a simple picnic table from DO Designs. It’s a fun, fab low impact deal for 79 Lindens, complete with adult and cuddle poses as well as foodie poses, chat poses, reading and drinking poses in case you want to hang out outside.
Until next time, Hamish and I bid you a fond farewell!