House Tours with Hamish: Livin’ la Vida Linden

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.

Alderley Linden Home with D-Vine Designs Add on (front)
Alderley Linden Home with D-Vine Designs Add on (side)
Alderley Linden Home with D-Vine Designs Add on (back)

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.

Living Room
In the Living Room: Con & Dust Bunny . Gracie Living Room – Tv Stand – White and Tinsel Living Room Coffee table, malone. jade rug (texture change), Nutmeg. Charming Zen Potted Olive Branches, peaches. Tap That App – Laptop and Books
Apple Fall Stacked Magazines, Fulwood Sofa, and Fairfax Sideboard
hive // mass canes plant and cordyline tree, and wooden console table (light)
Nutmeg. Musical Escape Charcoal Lamp and Grey Books
dust bunny . stay awhile . entryway hanger
Mithral * Bowl Planter (Pack A)
tres blah- Hodgepodge – Catch All

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.

Bathroom
In the Bathroom: Apple Fall Palisades Pendant Lamp – Black
hive // hanging devil’s ivy plant . dark and kentia palm plant
Soy Spread magazine (A) extra
Nutmeg Charming Zen Heat Pack Clutter
BLACK NEST / Kaipaus Hair Care (in shower)
dust bunny & con . lauren bathroom . bathtub, double vanity, vanity basket, shower, hanging towel and robe
~BAZAR~ Calais Rug, Plant, Mirror (resized), Towel, Soap, Toilet, and Toilet paper, Nutmeg La Baignoire Towel / 2 Bonus Item, Merak – Bamboo Divider,
Fancy Decor: Capo Figure Drawings
buildworksdecor ~ Hair SET Black Marble Light

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!

Bedroom
In the Bedroom: ::no13::002_02 wood & iron lamp
West Village Clinton Bed, White Linen and Eleanora Bedside Table – Chalkboard
Mithral * String of Hearts Bottle, Nutmeg Tidy Pastels Clock – White,
Apple Fall Original Artwork: Crocosmia Study, Botanical Studies 3 and 5, and Althea Rug – Antique Light
hive // potted plants. swiss cheese
C L A Vv. Light Studio – Tangled Lights w/ Curtain
dust bunny violet vanity desk (Fatpack: comes with all decor seen on main surface)
dust bunny wanderlust rose teacup
Soy. Flower Stool [for vanity table]

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.

In the Closet: BLACK NEST / Hohto Messy Clothes – Light, Garbaggio // Shoe Boxes, Tres Blah – Slumber Party – Overnight Bag,
dust bunny . clothing rack . colorful, and Haikei Take Me Away Gacha 1 (table)

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.

Kitchen and Sitting area

Hamish at the back doors!

In the Kitchen: hive // modern farmhouse kitchen example set up 2
Apple Fall Natural Apples, White and Gold mixer, Copper Tea Kettle, and Argentinian Malbec
Mithral Plants on a shelf (unlinked from shelf to be placed here)
BALACLAVA Tricia Bowls and Plates
dust bunny . kitchen clutter . dish drying rack . white
^OeC^< Waste Bin
Soy. UTD – Five drops pendant light
In the Sitting area: Dahlia – Sky & Mochi – Leash Mount, Food & Water Bowls – White Pattern, Bone Wood Matt
+Half-Deer+ Dog Clutter – Dog Food Spilled
DaD “Les Memoires Vintage blue rug”
Apple Fall Fulwood Chairs, Designer Books, Penrose Task Lamp, Tall and 1st Day of Christmas Coffee Maker and Cup
Trompe Loeil – Paxton Log Coffee Table
Haikei Soft & Dreams Gacha 3 (side table)

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.

The patio and pergola from D-Vine Designs Alderley Add-on
DO Designs Picnic Table – dark

Until next time, Hamish and I bid you a fond farewell!

Published by slchloeq

I am a blogger in the virtual world of Second Life. My main interest is in home decor.

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