As this week's Curbed's feature explains, the Dome home phenomenon captured the imagination of many Americans in the '60s and '70s, whether it was due to the inspiration of the back-to-the-land ethos, the philosophy of dome godfather Buckminster Fuller, utopian impulses, or a combination of all three. While some may consider the dome home nostalgic, plenty of these unique, energy-efficient structures still stand, and many are still built around the country. Curbed curated a list of geodesic dwellings on the market from across the country. Far from a complete list, it offers a varied (let's say multi-faceted) look at the market for these eccentric dwellings.Read More
Dome Sweet Dome: 15 Geodesic Dwellings for Sale Across the U.S.
Those looking beyond right angles for a dome of one's own, this is the map for you
1. Fairfield, Virginia
Boasting a light-filled interior with wood paneling framing the windows, this 3-bedroom retreat sits on 32 acres near the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's currently asking $499,000.
2. Claremore, Oklahoma
Claremore, OK 74017
Asking $159,900, this unique structure is a fixer-upper, with an unfinished interior, as well as numerous garages and sheds around the property.
3. Frankfort, Michigan
Frankfort, MI 49635
Dome lovers, this may be an ideal, and affordable, summer cabin, complete with easy access to Lake Michigan and a loft for guests. At 950 square feet, it's small, but so is the asking price, $99,000.
4. Guffey, Colorado
The decks have seen better days, but this domed compound, which includes a garage/workshop, offers plenty of space and panoramic views. Within driving distance of Colorado Springs or Canon City, this rustic 3-bedroom dome is asking $349,000.
5. Laurel, Maryland
Laurel, MD 20723
A two-story dome home built in 1977 on a rural road in Maryland, this 2,700-square-foot residence is asking for $527,500.
6. New Paltz, New York
New Paltz, NY 12561
A former Curbed House of the Day, this beautiful bowl in the midst of a 28-acre plot near a nature preserve can be rotated by the push of a button. Despite the high-tech features and gorgeous interior, this 3-bedroom Domespace model has lingered on the market, and now asks $899,000, a significant cut from it's previous $1.2 million ask
7. North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
The shape may suggest something rustic, but there's no such vibe inside this contemporary dome, a 5-bed, 3-bath with modern, if standard, decor. The home currently lists for $290,000, and in case the proximity to the coast has you nervous, the listing notes that it can withstand 150 mph winds.
8. Polson, Montana
Perched on a little more than 10 acres of land above Flathead Lake, this $329,000 2-bed home offers a nice, private escape, as well as an RV hookup for those interested in two forms of alternative living.
9. Sarasota, Florida
Sarasota, FL 34243
Domes were designed and built with energy efficiency in mind, but this four-story ivory structure, made with concrete and epoxy-coated rebar, took insulation to another level. The 2-bed home built in 2004 is asking $590,000.
10. Sedona, Arizona
Sedona, AZ 86351
If the gravel yin and yang symbol in the yard doesn't tip you off, the shape should tell you this is clearly a special home. This series of curvy domed rooms located south of town includes a geodesic glass window and a dome theater, and is currently asking $950,000.
11. Sequim, Washington
Sequim, WA 98382
For sale by the original owners, the airy, light-filled dome home benefits from a number of strategically placed skylights. Currently asking $444,000, the home sits on 5 wooded acres and boasts a geothermal heating system.
12. Stockton, New Jersey
Stockton, NJ 08559
Built from a kit by a homeowner enthralled with the theories of Buckminster Fuller, this 1,320-square-foot home contains a greenhouse dining room as well as a hot tub and in-ground pool. After a series of price chops, it's currently on the market for $364,410.
13. Sutton, Vermont
Sutton, VT 05867
From the stucco-style walls to an interior that has a hint of Memphis color, this structure stands out from it's often plain, wood-shingled compatriots. A series of two domes connected via a mudroom, the structure offers radiant heating and bamboo floors, and is asking $349,500.
14. Tujunga, California
Tujunga, CA 91042
With a stone chimney and slanted interiors, there's something homey about this cottage-like house near the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the greater Los Angeles area. Built in 1988, the 2-bed, 941-square-foot home is asking $499,900.
15. Bondurant, Wyoming
Bondurant, WY 82922
This home offers a rustic take on self-sustainability, with a pine and fir interior as well as a Swedish wood stove. Set amid the forests near Hoback Ranches, this home is asking $300,000.