From renowned designer-builder and tech-artist Mario Romano comes this Santa Monica architectural stroke of genius that effortlessly fuses both form and function to accomplish a new expression of modern California family living. Set within its own lush enclave on San Vicente Boulevard, the home’s exterior instantly captivates with a two-story, backlit Corian facade adjacent to an 11-foot front door crafted from skateboard decks, reminiscent of Romano’s groundbreaking Wave House. The result is an artistic twist on practicality, offering durable surfaces that are both striking and subtly etched with Romano’s signature wave design.
The impressive pivot door entrance reveals a soaring 25-foot high ceiling, floating grand staircase and suspended landing, with every space before you awash in natural light by virtue of encompassing glass pocket doors, walls of windows and a distinctive, oversized skylight. Throughout the home, a strong sense of visual connectivity exists to provide modern families the balance of both togetherness and privacy. A unique open-flow layout amongst all three levels of the home provides the foundation for this holistic approach, beginning with the main level living room, dining room and state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen; each space simultaneously feeling atmospherically disparate yet cohesive.
This same paradoxical kinship is transposed to the upper level of the home, where four bedrooms—including the luxe master suite—share a central living space that wraps around the central staircase, yet boast their own characteristic designs. Each bathroom delights in unique walls of Corian with playful textures and patterns, all of which feed off natural elements and reflect light in contrastingly exquisite ways throughout the day.
Below the main level is the home’s sprawling lower level, which is wholly customizable to fulfill one’s desires to both entertain and unwind. An en-suite guest room is complemented by a large, open family room that can serve as a kid-friendly game room and family theater, while on the opposite end of the lower level, a private room featuring an artful, backlit decorative wall can serve as a more intimate theater and lounge.
Beyond the interior lies a true outdoor sanctuary, accessed via pocket sliding doors for a seamless indoor-outdoor transition. Here, a well-appointed entertaining patio with fire pit and far-reaching backyard—fit for a pool—provide the perfect canvas for family-friendly California living. Additional home features include a 3-story elevator, 2-car garage, outdoor-accessed bathroom and countless high-tech advancements within each living space.
Ideally located in close proximity to the beach, Riviera Country Club, Brentwood Country Mart and Montana Avenue, this superbly sited 6-bedroom, 8-bathroom tour de force entirely dismantles the line between modern form and deliberate function, giving rise to not just a house, but a home that thoughtfully nurtures an unrivaled quality of life.