I'm willing to bet that the SL universe is already pretty well a-buzz about The Loft's long-awaited release of the Wisteria home. I know I am not the first blogger to post it, and I've seen the plurks popping up on my timeline to indicate that everyone and their brothers are heading to The Loft sim to check it out. Still, I can't not post it, too....because it is AWESOME. Plus, dear readers, you all know that I. Love. The Loft. Period.
Here's what I can tell you about the Wisteria. Colleen Desmoulins and Bethany Heart have been working on the house and the furniture since at least March, and maybe even earlier than that. That should indicate right there just how much has gone into this project and what level of detail you can expect to find. When I say "detail", here's what I mean: tons of accessories, tons of animations, amazingly and realistically textured objects, full suites of furniture, and overall a house that feels like someone lives there. The official release notice from The Loft states "...the Wisteria is large in scale, yet still cozy enough for your friends and family." I couldn't say it better.
The super exciting part for me is that I got to work with Colleen on a tiny piece of the project!! I mentioned the tons of animations - and really, there are tons all over the house - and I'm very happy to say that about 9 or 10 of the kitchen animations are custom work by me! Cutting veggies, making a sandwich, wiping the counter, cleaning the window...those are just a few of mine, and I had a great time making them. Yay!
Even if you have no intention of buying, I really hope you'll go see the Wisteria in person. The pics in this post are also from the official release notice, but they still don't show you everything there is to see. You really need to explore every corner, play with all the animated items, and just be in the house. It's worth the trip. :)
The house is available alone, or as a complete package with all furniture included. You can also buy the room sets individually, and this is furniture that will work in any house of traditional or contemporary/modern design. So go, go now, and see the splendor up close. Oh! Also from the official notice: "A free gift awaits you on the second floor. Look for a pair of sconces with candles." ;)
**UPDATE** Check The Loft blog here for more pictures!