Home of the Week: Designer’s Santa Monica vision fuses form and function

Visionary designer-builder Mario Romano is set to unveil his newest and final architectural masterpiece in Santa Monica. The fourth in a series, 1016 San Vicente effortlessly fuses form and function to accomplish a new expression of modern California living and features Romano’s signature custom-designed walls inspired by his love of nature. The multi-dimensional walls made of Corian® reveal undulations in sand, butterfly wings, and ocean waves — each uniquely carved and textured. 
The home features the world’s first lighted architectural 3D-printed wall, in addition to the captivating two story 3D-printed exterior. The dramatic entry features a rain-screen facade adjacent to an eleven-foot front door crafted from skateboard decks. 
The home’s interiors are filled with natural light by virtue of encompassing glass pocket doors, walls of windows and a distinctive, oversized skylight — highlighting the 25-foot high ceiling, floating grand staircase and suspended landing.
The state-of-the-art kitchen, built over a seven month period, is complete with a wireless island charging station; Corian countertops; FENIX anti-fingerprint and no “finger pull” cabinets; and a voice-activated ceiling Alexa unit.
Since first design-building The Wave House in 2016, Romano’s designer homes have become the go-to for photoshoots of luxury automobile companies to debut their latest vehicles, including Porsche, Bentley, Ferrari, McLaren and Faraday. 1016 San Vicente is Mario’s final design-build home and he’ll turn to solely focus on his newest venture M.R. Walls.
1016 San Vicente is offered at $7,995,000 by Ava Domanovski and Charles Pence, both with Pence Hathorn Silver team at Pacific Union International.
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