Feng Shui For Million Dollar Mansions
Can where you put your furniture effect how your life unfolds?
If you’re like a lot of people who love to procrastinate over some serious real estate porn, then Mansion Global is the site for you. Currently, because of the Chinese New Lunar Year of the Monkey, Mansion Global has decided to have a little feng shui fun with very expensive, drool-worthy mansions. They had a contest for the best feng shui’ed mansions in the world and the results are nothing short of breath taking.
One contest judge is Master Zhi Hai who is not only an architect, but also a feng shui master. She has helped design the energy flow for many high-end residential building in Manhattan. Ms. Zhi Hai feels the principles of feng shui are as important a marketing tool as location for dwellings—from studios to skyscrapers. The other judge in the contest is Master Nayi Chen, who’s been studying this ancient art for over 30 years. He says, “In real estate and urban planning, feng shui is employed to create harmony between humans and nature.”
So what exactly is Feng Shui? It’s the ancient Chinese practice of energy flow based on the concept that the places we live are a direct reflection of what’s happening to our lives. The purpose is to line up your environment with what kind of life you’d like to live on practical and energetic levels. This is achieved by the placement of things such as the entrance ways, walking paths, and trees in your yard. Feng shui can get very specific, right down to if you have a mirror in your bedroom and if so—make sure it’s not facing the bed—or else.
Judges based the winning mansions by photos and the listings details, including landscaping, interior designs and location. So who’s the lucky winner? From over 1oo stunning properties from Modern Global’s “Listing of the day”, four were selected and this insanely stunning Australian mansion in Queensland came out as numero uno. One doesn’t need to know anything about feng shui to see this palatial estate is magnificent in almost every way—but it doesn’t hurt that your energy will be on point if you buy it, either. It’s on sale for a mere $13.5 million and according to Master Chen, because it’s surrounded by water and mountains, this means your kids will be rich. Sorry to say, but that doesn’t seem like much of a stretch for anyone who can afford this property. She goes on to say, “Surrounded by mountains and water, the mansion enjoys nature’s blessings. The terrain is shaped like a bending dragon, which sends auspicious qi (energy flow) throughout the premises. The shape of the dock keeps the ocean close to the family. In feng shui, mountains are associated with offspring while water indicates money.” Make a mental note to get a mini-fountain a.s.a.p.
The second place winner was the former comedian and entertainer, Danny Thomas’s estate in Beverly Hills, California. At a hefty $135 million, this property is over 2.5 acres in the hills of Trousdale Estates. With major lush details like hand woven carpets and gold leaf crown moldings it’s no wonder the feng shui aspects are stellar. Master Hai notes, “This property has very distinguished feng shui diagrams, represented by four “spirit animals”. The Azure Dragon formed by the hill on the left of the house indicates a promising career development for the homeowner. The White Tiger crouching on the right blesses the lady of the house with a gentle nature. The Vermilion Bird formed by the swimming pool in the front portends great wealth. The property also features a sign of the Black Tortoise (backed by the hill), indicating support from within the family and from society. This house will help the owner accumulate wealth and support while avoiding bad luck whenever possible.” Hey, it worked for Danny Thomas, so why not throw your hat in the ring—that is if you have $135 million at your disposal. If not, maybe just a book on the art of feng shui so you can move some furniture around in your 300 square foot studio and manifest some cash for the down payment.
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