This extreme home is where the Jetsons meet the Flintstones, where retro-chic meets early cave dwelling. And uber-eco: these cost-effective, energy efficient, wind-earthquake-flood-termite-and-disaster proof dwellings are built to last.
Unique among dome homes, this one is a ring of ten connected domes that enclose an open-air courtyard, and totaling 5,500 plus square feet. It’s located near Bell Rock in Sedona Arizona’s Village of Oak Creek neighborhood. Built in 1993, this 25 year old home has recently been updated with new fixtures, furnishing, and art by new owners. Photos:
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About New Owners Laura Lee and Paul and Why We Bought This Unique House:
We make a good team and have the same interests and life goals — alternative architecture being one of them! Our tour of a single huge monolithic dome home years ago convinced us that this type of construction had to be our forever home, if ever we were so blessed. So when we happened upon a 5,500-square-foot, ten-dome home in Sedona, one of our fav locations, we instantly saw that a) this home is a living sculpture….. b) this must be where The Jetsons meet The Flintstones!…… c) this home could also serve as a cool way-station to meet and greet fellow explorers from all over the world (travel and great conversation in fabulous settings being additional passions).
It’s like having this home to yourself—yours is the only booking in this 5,500 sq-ft home with in-resident Host quarters on the opposite end. What’s special? The far-out architecture: 10 connected cement domes encircling an outdoor courtyard. Fun features: sunken sofas, geodesic alcove, 8-ft long fireplace. New fixtures, furnishings and art. All inviting you to experience living in spheres where curves far outnumber square corners in this “home of the future” —and great photo ops inside and out!
Domes: How were they constructed?
Monolithic Domes are constructed following a method that requires a tough inflatable Airform steel-reinforced concrete and a polyurethane foam insulation. Each of these ingredients is used in a technologically specific way. Monolithic Domes meet FEMA standards for providing near-absolute protection and have a proven ability to survive tornadoes hurricanes earthquakes most manmade disasters fire termites and rot. They are cost-efficient earth-friendly extremely durable and easily maintained. Most importantly a Monolithic Dome uses about 50% less energy for heating and cooling than a same-size conventionally constructed building.
Beginning in 1970 Monolithic Domes have been built and are in use in virtually every American state and in Canada Mexico South America Europe Asia Africa and Australia. Monolithic Domes are neither restricted by climate nor by site location. In terms of energy consumption durability disaster resistance and maintenance Monolithic Domes perform well in any climate even extremely hot or cold ones. And they can be constructed on virtually any site: in the mountains on beaches even underground or underwater.