Posted on 15 Feb
Chinese New Year celebrations are in full swing and there’s no better way to step into the Year of the Dog than with some good feng shui. From trickling water features that attract wealth and prosperity to light-filled living spaces that promote energy and vitality, these four exceptional properties promise nothing but good fortune in the new year.
A strong and inviting front entryway is key to good feng shui and this Brentwood abode, represented by Santiago Arana, definitely has it covered. Residents are welcomed by lush greenery and an oversized door that invites good energy in. The wood element of feng shui is incorporated via luxe French oak floors and cabinetry, while the element of fire shows its presence in striking fireplaces throughout the estate. Fleetwood walls of glass promote a seamless indoor-outdoor flow, flooding the home with natural light which brings joy and positivity. At once modern, cozy, and sophisticated, this home sets the scene for a prosperous year.
This extraordinary Beverly Hills estate, built and designed by Swiss architect Roland Schallibaum and represented by Paul Lester and Aileen Comora, has feng shui written all over it. The five key elements of the ancient Chinese tradition—wood, fire, earth, metal and water—are incorporated throughout the home, from a thoughtful juxtaposition of metal and wood accents to calming water and fire features, believed to attract wealth and prosperity. Walls of glass frame far-reaching canyon views, bringing nature’s calming forces to the forefront of the living experience. A private meditation garden brings peace and vitality, while a striking infinity-edge pool appears to spill over the hillside, mirroring the flow of Chi energy vital to a long and prosperous life.
Showcasing a gracious, open layout that allows positive energy to flow harmoniously throughout the living spaces, every corner of this six-bedroom Pacific Palisades property, listed by Santiago Arana, oozes with good feng shui. The chef’s kitchen, with its bright, white custom cabinetry, high-end appliances and spacious center island, symbolizes prosperity, while the airy, open living room serves as the heart of the home, boasting a refreshing and energizing feel. Nature’s air purifier, plants peppered throughout bring a breath of fresh air to the space. The calming vibes carry over into the master suite, a veritable sanctuary incorporating feng shui-approved wood floors and a marble fireplace.
Represented by Rachel Swann, this two-bedroom San Francisco penthouse presents elements of feng shui right at the front door. The numbers 1, 4, and 8 represent strength, knowledge, and reliability—all key virtues as you enter the Lunar New Year. The wood accents featured throughout help foster growth, increased creativity and intuition, while the fireplace in the living room encourages transformation while keeping you toasty. The feng shui extends outdoors to the zen deck where you can soak up the sun, dine alfresco or take in mesmerizing city views.