I wouldn’t recommend it if you were my client. That is, not without some renovations. Although it is brand new, has a great view of the harbor, and has a commanding presence, there are problems with the siting and style of the home.
Despite the look of grandeur that the style is trying to convey, I feel that the home has a definite coldness. Being set up high on the hill makes it imposing and distant, and the color of the bricks, although red, is a washed-out red, lacking vitality and energy. Ironic that according to Feng Shui principles, this home is considered Fire energy. The peaks in the roofline and the red bricks are representations of Fire energy.
The home is sited among a wooded lot and neighborhood. In the 5 element cycle, Fire is nourished by Wood, so the inhabitants will benefit from that nourishment. However, the surrounding community (of wood) will symbolically be drained and exhausted by feeding this home (of fire). Perhaps the inhabitants will be successful in business or community affairs (perhaps politics) for a while, but that luck will be drained after a few years and could cause misfortune to those affairs.
In addition, the style of the retaining wall further creates separation from the community (blockage) and receiving opportunities (beneficial chi). According to Feng Shui principles, beneficial chi (opportunities in all aspects of life) is received from the entry into your property and home.
What can be done about it? Some suggestions:
The roof - currently a gray color, representing Metal, is actually controlled by Fire. So no help here. I would suggest a black roof, representing the Water element, which would help reduce some of the Fire energy and support the community (Wood energy).
Retaining wall – I would suggest creating a wall out of large stones. A break in the stones would provide a pathway for chi to travel from the street to the door. Large and small plantings and a water fountain could grace this area, creating an inviting space.
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