Constructed by Merlin Custom Home Builders and designed by Eric Strain and April Mahn, a 7,400-square-foot home in Las Vegas integrates Chinese history and culture with its balance of the five universal natural elements: fire, water, earth, metal and wood. The home, named ‘V Elements,’ won the 2021 Silver Nugget for Custom Home Best Kitchen and received the Silver Nugget award for Primary Bathroom, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The space implements feng shui principles to create cohesive living areas with a dual kitchen designated as the home’s hub. The main kitchen features 11-foot ceilings, an island with Santenay Honed Pental quartz countertops, and a separate butler’s pantry with marble and brass design features.
Strain developed a cohesive design to flow throughout the surrounding space. MS International Tundra Gray marble flooring graces the entire main level. The custom gray cabinetry matches the main living area’s wood ceiling panels and television surround.
The 85-square foot working kitchen, directly off the main space, features an expansive 11-foot-high pull-out pantry, Cove dishwasher, sink, Wolf gas stove top with commercial-grade hood and plenty of storage. A picture window offers exterior views and extra ventilation. The entire space can be closed off from the main room.