The traditional great room, as well as dining niche from before were completely reimagined to allow better views to the outside and the water features of the pool and pond. A 200 years' old antique opium table with cushions now welcomes guests and is a contraposition to the clean, white and modern lines of the adjacent kitchen.
New sliding doors and windows with no dividers allowed for more natural light. New flooring and wall treatment, as well as resurfacing the fireplace, added a clean, minimalist look that was enhanced with classic Le Corbusier chairs and sofa to fit the space.
Although the second floor loft was generous and included a wrap around veranda - the space was not functional. Part of the exterior space was enclosed to make the office larger. The new, smaller balcony features a glass railing that overlooks the lake.
The hanging hood is located right in the middle of the house, based on the size of it, it could create major health issues for the homeowners, especially the wife. In Feng Shui, mirror could make visible invisible and make invisible visible. Using mirror covering all sides is the best Feng Shui remedy in this case. The invisible fridge is also a remedy to avoid money loss Feng Shui.
The pool was resurfaced and large-scale limestone tile was added on the entire deck. A tall screen, with no vertical dividers, maximized the lake view and sunset. The original bay window was enlarged to a full height glass bay allowing more light and an unobstructed view to the pool and lake from the kitchen.
The traditional covered entry way is influenced by Feng Shui and the front yard is reimagined with an 8-shaped pond and features a wooden bridge leading into the house. All colors and materials are positioned in a strategic way, using Feng Shui patterns and calculations. Colors, sun orientation, even the position of the pond and how the waterfall is positioned towards the dining room were intentional decisions to maximize the Feng Shui design.
Jun and her husband Rainer, one from China and one from Germany, have met in Naples, Florida. As a practitioner, it makes a big difference living with Feng Shui in its own environment. Together with HLevel Architecture, Jun and Rainer have remodeled their current residence in 2017. It is vital to integrate Feng Shui principles with personal tastes and needs. It also requires compromises. The result of this project was a balanced blend of Bauhaus and Asian influenced architecture, reflecting the both owners unique personalities. There is no doubt that Feng Shui principles have played an important role throughout the entire process.