On Monday, the Sakura style of Linden Homes were made available for Premium residents. This meant that the sims where they're located, north of Bellisseria's Stilt Linden Home sims, are now open to the pubic. Patch Linden had an announcement in the forums.
Sakura is our take on a Japanese inspired home theme: a mix of modern architecture that respects classical design concepts. Houses are clustered together in cozy neighborhoods with carefully manicured landscaping befitting of a Japanese motif. Retaining walls provide dramatic terrain height changes, canals, and privacy between parcels. The canal and road network runs throughout the theme winding among volcanic peaks and valleys.
There are sixteen varieties of Sakura Linden Homes. Eight are in 512 square meter sized parcels: Benibarba, Botan, Haibisukasu, Himawari, Kinmokusei, Kosumoso, Tenjikubotan, and Tsubaki. And the other eight are in 1024 square ones: Ajisai, Asago, Kaneshon, Kuchinashi, Rabenda, Renge, Shion, and Sumire.167/128/21), this large structure had an interior pond with plants and koi swimming in it, and numerous tables with cups of tea and plates of sushi. There were also numerous bonsai miniature trees, paper lanterns, and other Japanese-style decor. Around it were stone paths, and plenty of bamboo plants and cherry trees.
On an amusing note, Linden Lab included a video with the announcement, one showing some funny banter between Magellan Linden and Plunkey Mole and giving Mount Shobi a bit of supposed lore.