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:
Similar to the way a tailor crafts a suit of clothing, the aluminum skin was digitally rolled and unrolled, then cut by a CNC machine and finally attached to a complex metal substructure made of straight lines, leaving a space between the white aluminum panels of exactly one and three/forth inches.
The house is entered via a nine-foot-tall from door, "born from skateboard decks," that opens onto the 14-foot-tall ceilings of the living room. The house’s two outdoor spaces are separated from the interior by nine-foot-tall sliding glass walls, further emphasizing the feelings of openness and space. Within the five-bedroom, four-bathroom house, there are walls and floors decorated with textured patterns inspired by nature.
In the listing video, Romano says he wanted to create not just a visually exciting house, but also one that could be a great place for a family to grow and stay for years, with enclosed yards and bedrooms upstairs (with the exception of the ground-floor guest suite).
The Wave House, just a few blocks east of Rose Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, is listed for $6.498 million.