Painter Meriman recently released his latest build – The Heritage. Basing the Heritage upon the American Colonial Georgian style (circa 1780-1840), this prodigious Second Life (SL) builder and real life (RL) architect manages to both reproduce the symmetrical, orderly lines and style of a true Georgian home, while retaining a feeling of comfort and warmth throughout the build. As usual Painter’s color palette is subtle and non-obtrusive yet complex incorporating the walls, carpets, and murals and allows for a variety of color options when selecting upholstered and painted furnishings for your own Heritage. Like Painter’s other period builds, the Heritage isn’t a museum to the 1790’s but instead feels like a real home – one that has been lived in, and improved upon, for generations.
Painter rezzed a copy of the Heritage at his store in Ocelot Valley where everyone is welcome to visit. You’ll often find Painter there chatting with friends or prospective clients or sometimes giving a tour of his latest build. I encourage you to stop byand check this house out. Jaysun Dagger did a excellent job decorating the display house with furnishings that encompass many styles (Biedermeier, Louis XVI, Empire, Louis Philippe, 20th century, and of course Colonial). Jaysun’s interior design of the home gives it a sophistication and tasteful layered look that you will usually only find in the home of a true collector in RL (or someone who paid a decorator a couple hundred grand retainer). Jaysun also managed to avoid all the typical SL pitfalls of home decoration: nothing is over the top and the walls are not cluttered with bad art. Second Life decorators take note: this is how a home should look and feel.
At 1020 prims unfurnished, the Heritage is ideally suited for a large prim parcel or homestead sim. If you do not have the prim allowance for the Heritage then check out Painter’s smaller scale Montauk or Hampton homes. Both are New England style cottages that are perfect for a beach front parcel.
Description and specs for the Heritage are at the end of the post following the pictures.
THE HERITAGE – Description and Specs:
This colonial home by Painter Meriman has been decorated by Jaysun Dagger as an example of how the home might look in your corner of Second Life.
Given the number of prims, this home is ideally suited to a Homeland Sim or land with at least 2000 prims available.
1020 prims unfurnished
Minimum footprint allocation – 50m x 50m
Beautifully detailed Colonial Home inspired by the Jefferson tradition. This substantial home is ideal for entertaining.
The great room, with its crystal chandelier, can serve as a lavish ballroom on occasion. The dining room features murals by Bierstadt – capturing the majesty of the American landscape. The panelled den cries out for books and artifacts to be placed on its shelves alongside a mahogany desk and a windsor chair.
Adjacent to the den and the great room there is a small gallery – a place for a couch where you can view a formal rose garden perhaps. Through the dining room there is space for a country style kitchen should u wish to have a kitchen. This area also includes the morning room with a conservatory to trap the sunlight for your indoor garden.
Upstairs two large bedrooms have their own dressing room and potential for a bathroom or private study which can be furnished by the owner in their own style – contemporary or traditional.
Additional wall textures have been provided if u wish to be creative. The richer colours can be applied to the bedroom walls to suit the mood u wish to create. Use these as a basis to create your own wall textures if u like.
The fires in each fireplace can be removed and replaced as needed, according to the season.
NOTE: When u first rezz the home note the coordinates of the rezz box so that should u need to re rezz at a future date u can place the box exactly in the same spot. Doing this you can leave all your furniture in position and the house will rezz appropriately.
*Keyserver (ornate panel inside front door) controls supplied lighting, door security and window tints.
*Window Tints: 3 levels of tinting are provided on key windows to the bedroom areas primarily. Zones can be controlledby touching the window or all windows with tint function can be controlled by the keyserver. Doors and the conservatory do not have the tint function.
*Roofspace/Attic: There is ample room for a studio or playroom in the roof space if u wish to use it.
*Door Autoclose: If u wish to edit the doors to make them automatic closing you can do this by changing the doorsetup notecard in the contents folder of the door. Change the autoclose function to “on” and adjust the timing.