Why Is It Important in Feng Shui to Have a Curved Pathway Leading to Your Front Door?

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Looking to the Form school of Feng Shui, the observation in regard to how fast or slow a body of water was moving, in what direction and even how it eroded the land; all played a factor in locating a good place for homes to be built upon. 


In modern day times, you could say the same concept still exists, only with a more urban and suburban perspective. Bodies of water are now translated into the design of sidewalks, streets, driveways and private pathways leading to your front door. 

Including a curved pathway and even driveway design that gently approaches your front door is more desirable than a straight pathway. The energy flow (represented by water and in modern designed pathways) has a chance to be more controlled with its movement vs rushing straight into your home. 

It's a Feng Shui design principle to strongly consider if remodeling the outside of your home or before construction. 


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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 



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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Laura- this is something I'd not thought of but I love what Jack Tenold said about their being a peacefulness that comes with softening the approach. h

Jun 15, 2017 05:04 PM #2
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC

 That's fascinating!   I'd never thought about it, but a curved sidewalk is more graceful and inviting.

Jun 15, 2017 07:00 PM #3
John F Muscarella
Broker/Owner, Venice, FL, Florida's Suncoast

Always choose this approach when buying property - now I know why.  Thanks Laura.

Jun 16, 2017 03:33 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Laura. I never thought about this but it makes a lot of sense.

Jun 16, 2017 07:08 AM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                     Thank you Laura Cerrano 

Jun 17, 2017 06:36 PM #6
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks you once again for sharing your Feng Shui insight.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 17, 2017 08:28 PM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks, Laura.  This is an interesting concept and I can see its merits.

Jun 18, 2017 04:48 AM #8
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Interesting. And, in my opinion, the curved streets and driveways are more attractive.

Jun 18, 2017 05:13 AM #9
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  I can see why Kathy chose to highlight it this week!

Jun 18, 2017 06:49 AM #10
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I've never thought much about it but a curving path IS more interesting and inviting. What if there isn't one at all?

Jun 18, 2017 08:30 AM #11
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Laura, what a beautiful post! I am a big fan of Feng Shui and your explanation and history of a curving path entrance is such a natural transition from the path of water that property construction started with. We are lucky enough to have a curving creek (Fishhawk Creek) that greets us as one of our boundaries. Truly beautiful. So glad that Kathy highlighted this one! 

Jun 18, 2017 09:36 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Afternoon Laura - I agree with you.  I can see the flow and for those planning a front walk they should try it.

Jun 18, 2017 10:12 AM #13
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Laura Cerrano ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. What a beautiful and informative post!

Jun 18, 2017 07:11 PM #15
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

That's interesting information. I had no idea what the purpose of a curved walkway was. 

Jun 19, 2017 03:19 AM #16
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Thank you for this fascinating insight into feng shui that I did not know   SO much to learn. So little time 

Jun 19, 2017 03:45 AM #17
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

The "flow" you speak of makes complete sense, Laura Cerrano ... going to have to consider changing my front sidewalk ...


Jun 19, 2017 08:18 AM #18
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Laura I had no idea I just knew I preferred a curved path...without understanding the concept, Endre

Jun 19, 2017 11:31 PM #19
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Most ranch style homes are too plain looking and square looking. Curved and colore walkways will enhance the apperance.

I actually missed the Victorian style homes. The 9 ft height interior is what is popular again.

Jun 20, 2017 11:34 AM #20
Calista Goff
Pending - Saratoga Springs, UT
Personal property investing.

Thanks for sharing the concept behind Feng Shui - as the daughter of an architect/interior designer, I can attest to the value of properly integrated curved elements.

Jul 17, 2017 07:29 PM #21
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

to follow natures path is always a good idea! thank you!

Jul 18, 2017 12:18 AM #22
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