Aptly named V Elements, Duncan and Irene Lee’s custom home design in The Summit Club integrates timeless Chinese principles. The sophisticated two-story property embodies harmony and flows with its balance of the five universal natural elements: fire, water, earth, metal and wood.
Integrating Chinese culture and history was important for the Asian couple, who both were raised in Hong Kong.
“When we designed this house, we wanted to have good feng shui,” said Duncan Lee, who came up with the home’s name that incorporates the Roman numeral for five.
“The core principles are based on the five elements and how they’re placed.”
V Elements is 2021’s Silver Nugget for Custom Home Best Kitchen. It additionally received the Silver Nugget awards for Primary Bathroom.
Designed by Eric Strain, AIA, designer and founding principal of assemblageSTUDIO and April Mahn of Designs by April, the 7,400-square-foot home was constructed by Merlin Custom Home