Stable, efficient, light-filled and inherently spacious... we never understood why the geodesic dome promoted by R. Buckminster Fuller never caught on as a true mass market housing solution (okay, we can see how some folks might find the D&D dice style structure a bit unusual). Although Fuller's Dymaxion house never saw the light of day as a mass produced house solution, there are many geodesic homes across the state, including this one on Mount Washington. This might be the most stylishly appointed geodesic building we've ever seen, and the $799,000 price reflects the 1812 square feet home's unique features. [via Curbed LA]
Hilltop Dome House
2538 Sundown Drive, Mount Washington, CA 90065
One of LA's most unusual homes: This pioneering work of vertically interconnected spaces defies domestic convention, using ideas once promoted in The Whole Earth Catalog now staples of architecture and sustainable design. Flexible live-work arrangements are accommodated within the lower levels, illuminated by a dozen skylights, earth sheltered and topped by a green roof for maximum thermal efficiency. The geodesic dome above shelters a vast interior studio volume for meditation, art, rehearsal, performance, or entertaining. Views of the valley and mountains from the house, decks and grounds are panoramic. Interior area totals approximately 1812 square feet on a site of nearly 1/4 acre. Suitable for an individual or couple comfortable in an alternative living environment.