Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
SEE THEIR CEDAR DOME
If you’ve ever wanted to live in a geodesic dome, now’s your chance. There’s a remarkable house available in Jacksonville. The Week magazine, a national weekly magazine, recently featured a geodesic dome house located in Jacksonville, Illinois, as its “Steal of the Week.” The geodesic dome was pioneered by German engineer Walter Bauersfeld in 1922, then refined and popularized by American architect Buckminster Fuller around 1948. Geodesic domes are reportedly able to withstand tornados because of their structural strength and unique round shape. The four-story house in Jacksonville was built in 1975 and boasts four bedrooms, 18-foot ceilings, beautiful skylights and steel construction appointed with rich cedar. The land surrounding the house offers a horse stable and fenced pasture, with a secluded location outside the city. The asking price is $375,000, so take your check book. Check out photos and a video tour of the house at cedardome.com.