While touring homes with a client recently, we explored a property that appeared to have all the right elements in it. It checked off the boxes for age, amenities, condition, and location near the desired school. Despite this, their body language spoke volumes. This was not the right house.
My client looked at me and said, “It doesn’t work. The Vastu is wrong.”
Seeing my quizzical facial response, he went on to explain… and I went on to search online afterward.
(A chart that my client gave me shows preferable locations for proper vastu.)
Vastu is about the energy in a house based upon architectural elements and the way the house is aligned. Especially important to certain cultures, a home with good energy will make you feel balanced, happy, creative, and will bring success to the people who live there. I haven’t done a comparison, but it might have requirements similar to Feng Shui.
Vastu, sometimes spelled vaastu, makes use of the proper orientation of the front door, the way the door opens (clockwise is best, though other elements can neutralize that aspect), the location of the kitchen, the location of the primary bedroom, and the amount of light in the house. If these things are in balance, you can then you plan for the proper location of elements within the house. Some sources state that there should be no mirror in the bedroom, and if there is, don’t face the bed towards the mirror. Vastu is also impacted by the type of artwork in the house and in some instances, where you hang particular pieces of artwork.
Architectural details are important in the design of the house, which makes me wonder if builders in the United States are tuning in to these principles. How great would it be for a buyer who practices that to find the right layout of a house available in a neighborhood. I’m finding that many townhomes don’t offer the proper layout, which is what got me to wondering that about builders.
I have a great deal more to learn, but I’ll be thinking a bit differently when I go out on my next tour.