In what was one of the biggest IPO’s since Facebook, Venice Beach-based Snapchat recently went public, unleashing many millionaires—and even a half-dozen billionaires—into the Silicon Beach housing market.
Venice's "Wave House" is striking from the street. Beyond its atypical shape, all rounded edges and undulating roof, the residence by designer Mario Romano is particularly eye-catching because it's "cloaked" in a white aluminum and cedar blocks Romano's website explains how giant pieces of aluminum were unfurled to create the shell of the house.
The common definition of "wavy," at least according to Urban Dictionary, is something that "got swag, got style, is fresh and is mobbin." Despite being a private residence and not a physical being of freshness, the "Wave House" certainly fits the bill. It is the latest project from architect Mario Romano, and it is a work of trippy, futuristic perfection.
Los Angeles-based architect Mario Romano recently debuted his newest project called The Wave House. With an affinity for natural landscapes, Romano designed the coastal abode in Venice, California to resemble a majestic ocean swell.
"Two years ago, lots were going for $1.3 million to $1.5 million; now it's $2.3 million. Newly built homes are going for $5 million," says Pardee, who adds that top architects such as Marmol Radziner, Dennis Gibbens and Mario Romano have almost entirely transformed streets such as Appleton Way and Vienna Way.
We're at a visually exciting home that emphasizes flow, openness, and space in its design. Each area is a harmonious reflection of nature so its very shape and the architectural details give it a sense of constant fluid motion. It's appropriately dubbed "The Wave House".