A doctor transformed a $2.1 million plot of beachfront land into a $68.8 million feng shui-inspired mansion. Take a look.
Sama Ansari PourApr 7, 2023, 15:12 IST
At 59 years old, Wei-Tzouh Chen decided to pursue his dream of building a one-of-a-kind house. He told Insider that his father built one of the most beautiful houses in Taiwan, and he wanted to follow in his footsteps.
To get started on building the home, Chen needed to find the perfect architect to bring his vision to life. He said he began interviewing architects and chose Ed Niles, who he described as a genius.
In the beginning, he and his architect did not get along, Chen said – they had conflicting ideas.
The home is designed in such a way that the ocean breeze naturally air-conditions the home, Hildebrand told Insider.
The home was constructed out of concrete, steel, and glass with no wood at all, Chen said.
The master bedroom features a custom-made skylight that wraps around the room and gives a 270-degree view of the beach.
The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a Japanese ofuro bathtub that has views of the sea, Chen said.
There's a large open kitchen with nine refrigerators, which is joined with the living room, Chen said. The sliding door reveals a grassy lawn and beach view.
Nothing about building this home was easy, he said. One construction company filed bankruptcy whilst working on the home, and then he had to find another one.