The Wild White Aluminum Wave House by Mario Romano in Venice, CA.
Venice, California has been undergoing a resurrection since I first moved to LA over 28 years ago. Whereas the area was an artsy enclave with its Gehry homes and modernist architecture in the 70s and 80’s, it fell into disrepair and became a relatively scummy and unsafe beach side community in the 90’s and early 2000s. However, since then it has become one of the most expensive and desirable areas in which to live. And like it or not (and several do not) Mario Romano’s $6.5 million dollar Wave House is an example of some of the city’s outrageous new homes. (more…)