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A Geodesic celebrates innovation and 360 views

Climb a spiral to pentagonal cupola

Via Equity Group NW

Why pick a view property that only sees in one direction? A geodesic dome is just the right shape for a house with views all around.

Climb to the top of the spiral staircase and enjoy an unobstructed 360 degree view. The 3,190 square-foot house is surrounded by flat acreage that’s included in the $800,000 property package. That’s one way to protect the view, own enough land around the house.

Geodesic homes require unconventional owners. Most people want the comfort and regularity of square corners. Here, they celebrated the odd angles. Triangular windows accentuate the shape. A pentangular skylight hovers over the entry. High sconces shine energy towards the soaring ceiling.

The master suite plays with the panels by alternating the colors on the exterior walls in both the bedroom and the bathroom. There are a total of three bedrooms and two and three-quarter bathrooms. A tour maybe the best way to find out what the other rooms are like.

Even the office niche uses triangles rather than squares to support the desk.

One concession to rectangles is in the kitchen. Appliances are boxes. Cabinets are easier to build when they’re square. There is, however, a kink in the counter. Regularity can’t be complete.

The other main concession to rectangles is outside. Cars fit better into squarish buildings. A shop also has more of a traditional shape. Tying them together, though, is a covered walkway that bends its way around the house’s exterior.

Many geodesics date back to Buckminster Fuller’s days. This one is more current, built in 2000. Modern construction techniques, modern appliances, and modern systems are all benefits regardless of the shape of the house. One thing such houses have always provided is stories. They are opportunities to live inside conversation pieces.