Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Skye Arrives

IT'S HERE! My first island arrived this morning. It's called Skye (I really felt SL needed a Scottish angle!) It was ordered as flat terrain as I intend to spend a fair amount of time terraforming to suit an exclusive development of private villas and houses. The plan is to grid the space into 9 areas each around 7-7500m2 and maximise privacy and access to water. There will be cliff sites, beaches and lakeside options (see pics of very early work on cliff!). Prices per m2 will be substantially less than on the mainland (simply because the land is cheaper to buy) giving you more space (and prims) per buck. I couldn't resist taking some shots before starting work :-)

..and some early terraforming of the south eastern cliff:

Dunbeath Designs

I took these shots just as I finished the Falling Water inspired building in Dunbeath. The house was presold and finished to the new owner's spec but I thought it would be useful for the record to show some interior shots...

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Island House Designs

Still waiting for the island... in the meantime I've been playing with a design idea - a modern interpretation of a hacienda building. A tricky one to get the balance of old and new just right. It's a big house designed for a cliff site- may have to be a double plot! Here's some pics of early work...

Final Stages of Dunbeath

While I wait with baited breath for my island to be processed, I have been finalising the last plots at Dunbeath. I now have a house for sale - a smaller building but with equal design values to the larger buildings.
The spec is high, including full lighting and window tint system, hot tub and shower (some nice anims!), basement with secret pool entrance, swimable pool (with The Swimmer v1.1) a high diving system, a fully lockable avatar managing door system, animated furniture...

Oh, and the view from the front window is spectacular :-)

Friday, January 5, 2007

Island plans

The holiday season has seen a flurry of activity in SL and it's been no different here! Both Jenner villas are sold/rented and the first house released in the Dunbeath development sold in under ten hours - very encouraging! But also frustrating for all those who enquired about the properties. With this in mind I have ordered my first island. I plan to offer new buildings/plots following on from and developing the design themes explored on the mainland sites. There will be some thing to suit different budgets, but most importantly quality design in a sensitive environment will prevail! Watch this space for details.....