I had Lake Como on my mind after reading that George Clooney is selling his home for something more private (i.e. secure) further inland. He’s always been outspoken about invasion of privacy issues – but being married to a high profile barrister who specializes in criminal and international law, human rights and extradition definitely changes the game.
Thinking about Lake Como I had the urge for a villa and I found this incredible buy on the marketplace from Salome Design. I went from the marketplace to the store and parked myself at the rez stands for a while. They have Greek, Roman, Italian, Middle Eastern, African . . modern and ancient arhitecture . . it was great fun going through all their designs.
I chose the mesh Old Toscana Villa and it was perfect for setting up our place on the lake. The inside courtyard comes landscaped and it was quite good – but since that’s my favorite thing I eventually removed some of it and used items from my inventory.
Everything rezzed with the home makes it come in at only 75 prims which is an incredibly good prim count on a place this size (28×25 meters). If you live on an open sim it’s set up for as much privacy as you can get – the gate locks and there are invisi prims which surround the villa to keep snoopy people out and allow for gate entrance only. Those are also easily removed if you don’t need them.
Lakeside entrance, I used the 8f8 primavera in Toscana Hall segment, added some stairs by Horatio Clawtooth of Old World Designs Main Castle and Cottage Showroom and the Feuilles Lantern from Apple Fall. It was impossible to find those poles the gondola’s tie up to on the marketplace so I went to the Venice at Prada sim and found that kaedepan Akina is the creator of the gondola’s there – and the poles! Akina very generously gave me one of her poles and if you’re looking for a gondola that can float the canals and fly in the sky, here they are on the marketplace.
Here is the rest . . .
[Ginger Line] Leaves Door Bell V1 @ The Golden Whip Big 3 LI
Ice Tub & Stand 2 LI, Mesh Canopy Seat Camel 3 LI Decor Junction
Stormwood: Tuscan Paving Stone Floor 1 LI
6 stone layout designs, bonus curb piece for edging or steps
option with/without grass (grass piece, 2 LI) Stormwood on the marketplace
The Domineaux Effect Low Impact Wall
4 sections to piece together (3 posts and one main section of wall) @1 LI each. When you link it you get one prim 🙂 TDE on the marketplace
Jian :: Beaumont Garden Sink (25 Linden Tue) 2 LI
The cypress tees and boxwood hedge are from Botanical. I kept the ivy on the pergolas on both levels and fluffed it the up with pink hibiscus from Reid Parkins Mesh Plant and some hanging ivy from Dysfunctionality. HPMD has great everything and I love their trees, shrubs and rocks! Heart Garden Centre’s colorful Aubretia in pink and white mix well with the ground cover mound in their Daisies and Buttercups line of Wildflowers!