Tranquility Dreams is a new region recently opened by Elvira Kytori, the creator of the always stunning Timeless Memories, which I last wrote about in July. I leaned about this new addition to Elvira’s White Dunes Estate region through Kylie Jaxxon, owner of The Trace Too and a mutual friend to both Elvira and myself, who invited me over to take a look.
Offering a tropical island look and feel, Tranquility Dreams is split between a residential environment – the houses scattered across the island are available for rent – and public beaches open to all for wandering and relaxing; the overall design having been put together with photographers in mind.
The region’s appearance suggests – to me at least – a feeling of it perhaps being a remote part of the US Gulf Coast; a place facing the sea, off the beaten track, and maybe even once a small private estate, presided over by the large, colonial-looking beach house towards the middle of the region. With ivy clinging to its timber-framed walls, broad balconies and verandahs shaded from the heat of the sun, this seems to hint at money having once run through the area.
Around the house sit a number of smaller dwellings, all wood built and somewhat bleached by sun and salt air, their presence giving the impression that as the money faded, so the land was sold, and people hurried in to take advantage of the prime, ocean-facing real estate. Or perhaps those who once owned the big house built the other properties with the intent to rent them out and help offset the running costs of their little corner of the world.
Whichever way you chose to let your own stories about the region form and grow, one thing is clear: this is a tranquil place, just as the name suggests. The houses are all set far enough apart from one another to invite a feeling of cosy privacy when indoors, while all of them have a their own sea view to be enjoyed by whoever rents them. At the same time, the paths and tracks running between them and down to the beach encourage exploration and wandering.
The houses have all clearly been carefully chosen to complement one another and give a feeling of community and togetherness, with the result that each adds its own character and charm to the region. I confess to finding myself drawn to the delightfully named Dust Bunny Daisy Houseboat by Noel Melody (lxlNoel), which sits on a pair of pontoons just off the beach.
With ambient sounds, broad beaches to roam with chairs and picnic spots a-plenty, and a landing point located on a small offshore sandbar connected to the island by a wooden walkway, there is an easy charm to Tranquility Dreams which SL explorers will doubtless enjoy. And if you are looking for a new place to call home, you might just find yourself seduced into staying.
- Tranquility Dreams (Rated: Moderate)