Hello and welcome to Bellezzamora, the home of the Master-Galtier family. This 50-room mansion was created using the real-world Hatfield House Manor as its inspiration.
The real Hatfield House is a country house set in a large park, the Great Park, on the eastern side of the town of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. The present Jacobean house, a leading example of the prodigy house, was built in 1611 by Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I, and has been the home of the Cecil family ever since. It is a prime example of Jacobean architecture. The estate includes extensive grounds and surviving parts of an earlier palace. The house, currently the home of Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 7th Marquess of Salisbury, is open to the public.
As is the case with Hatfield house in Hertfordshire, England, this gorgeous interpretation is also open to the public most of the time. Created for Second Life by Romin McDonnell, you will be astounded by the artistry of this home on its own. Fill the 50 rooms with the finest period examples from talented Second Life artisans and you end up with an experience worthy of the Destination Guide Editors Pick it received upon opening in spring of 2020. And Bellezzamora is not just about the home, the surrounding grounds are landscaped with artistry equal to the home thus creating an estate unlike any other in Second Life.
Aside from the main home you will also experience some surprises nestled into the landscape. Stop by the tea house for a refreshing break before heading to the conservatory. Once in the conservatory, click the gold sphere for dance options and dance the night away as you create a special memory. Stroll through the manicured lawns to find cliff side balconies where you can sit and watch the world go by. If you look carefully, you’ll find the path through the woods from one balcony to the pool house where you can cool off in style. See if you can find your way through the hedge maze also. We hope you don’t cheat using your camera as it’s not as much fun.
We hope you enjoy your stay at Bellezzamora. If you can’t see it all the first time, stop back another day. And by all means, say hello if the Masters-Galtier family is there.
Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again.
The Masters-Galtier Family