What is a Linden Home?
This is a picture of my Linden Home, number 146 located at Pond Mills.
If you are a Second Life Premium Account Holder, then you are entitled to a FREE Linden Home as part of your membership.
There are four themed communities, developed to appeal to a variety of individual tastes:
- Tahoe - Rustic cabin retreats with winding roads among hills and pine forests. (I personally find these the most difficult to like)
- Elderglen - Fantasy dwellings with winding roads around hills and giant trees. (My first Linden Home was a witchy cabin in Elderglen, and I enjoyed it very much)
- Sahreta Osumai - Traditional Japanese homes nestled in picturesque areas with mossy rocks and colorful trees. (This is probably the best looking Linden Home residential area. It’s certainly been the most busy, I’ve found that in most Linden Home areas you never encounter another soul!)
- Meadowbrook - California modern suburban homes with decks perfect for barbeques! (if you can find a low prim BBQ that is. These are the most modern establishments, they’re OK but still a good few years behind in terms of Second Life design.)
Personally I feel that the Linden Homes programme needs a complete overhaul. With the advent of mesh there is just no need for premium members to be given a stingy prim limit and such poorly designed residences.
But until the day comes when the Lab announces a change to the homes, I’m afraid you have to make do with what you’ve got…which isn’t that much:
Linden Home Features:
- Each Linden Home has a land capacity of 117 on a 512 m2 parcel.
- A control panel featuring controls for internal and external decorations so you can add some individual touches to your space.
- Touch entry – Left-click the front door to enter and exit your home.
- Touch lighting – Click the lights to toggle them on and off.
- Working fireplace – Click the fireplace to toggle a fire on and off.
A Linden Home is available to you if you are a premium member with 512m tier available. You can read all about the prerequisites, features and fine print by clicking HERE.
So enough of the blurb, let me show you what I’ve got!
As you enter you’re confronted with this spectacular ‘Toronto Dining Set’ from Bazar..
You can seat up to six, but because of prim limitations I’ve just set up the set to cater to a couple. There are a number of options for eating and decoration. I think this set is unbelievably smart and BAZAR can do no wrong in my eyes. I’m afraid that I’ve used quite a lot of BAZAR furniture in this layout, BUT that’s because it’s mesh and provides beautiful looks on a really tight prim limit. This dining space really invites you in, I NEED to sit at that table and partake of fine wine and foodstuffs! Also not the fabulous table runner with its modern design. It is quite literally, delicious!
Up the stairs is the bedroom..
Again, it’s BAZAR, the ‘Toronto’ bedroom which co-ordinates perfectly with the dining room. There are a few extra items in here too, including a cat from SHOP SEU, a couple of kawaii items from LARK. Click on the bedroom to change textiles, and you can also change the wood colours too. This bedroom is so pretty, and check out the hanging-rail and folded clothes (not shown) for the hint of realism that they add.
A view of the open plan living room..
Using a screen I’ve sectioned a living room space from a craft area. The living room features a screen and sofa from BAZAR (The Arizona range) but I’ve also included the chair and cabinet by for the LOVE DONNA FLORA event. I really love the peacocks on the chair and cabinet, but I felt that using the entire set would be overwhelming. A final touch is the rug and shelving unit over on the far right wall from the ‘Eden Living Room’ by TRANQUIL HOMES.
Kitty’s Crafting Corner
Again, it’s ALL BAZAR, but this just emphasises the quality, versatility and gorgeousness of the brand. I’ve included a number of items from the ‘Toronto’ range here, and feel free to take a closer look. I adore the mannequin and the squashed tubes of paint. Also, the clock on the wall is telling the correct time (for Second Life).
I welcome your comments on how I’ve styled this home. I ended up with just ONE prim left over, once I’d decorated it! I think the craft space is my favourite area, it just works really well. What do you think?
If you’d like to visit the designers featured, here are their details, and tell them Kitty sent ya!
TRANQUIL HOMES: (Shylie Bravin)
SHOP SEU: (Seu Ahn)