Monday, July 02, 2007
The Easy Way to Own Maplecroft!
It's funny how things happen sometime. I do ONE post about Lizzie Borden and stumble into some interesting Lizzie tidbits to blog about!
Lizzie's beloved Maplecroft, the mansion she moved to following her trial and where she would remain for the rest of her life. The house stands in stark contrast to her former home on Second Street. The Second Street home of her father's choosing was a modest home with little adornment or luxury. That house sat close to a busy street in a rather unfashionable neighborhood, but Maplecroft, with its 13 rooms, 6 fireplaces, stained glass windows and fine woodwork, sat in a neighborhood defined by privilege and exclusivity.
The last time Maplecroft was on the market it was listed for approximately 3/4 of a million dollars. One can only guess what it's market value is today.
A little short on cash? Want your Lizzie-mansion but don't want the hassle of relocating? Love the house but don't want to face the costs of upkeep and repairs? Well I've got the answer for you!
It seems that an avid player of the video game Sims 2 has created his (or her!) own version of Maplecroft for use in that game. It seems the game scenario has a neat tie in to the Borden case. and that made designing a virtual Maplecroft a 'must-do'. Maplecroft interiors were even created by without a blueprint to work with they are simply conjectural. Still a great deal of fun, give it a look!