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This Pair of Incredibly Cool Geodesic Dome Homes Is for Sale on the Florida Waterfront

published Jul 14, 2022
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The details:

  • Address: 3900 41st St., St. Petersburg, Florida 
  • Price: $899,000
  • Size: 1,479 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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Why we have a crush on this property:

Even at an aerial view, you’d notice something different about this home. Among all the standard gable roofs dotting the St. Petersburg waterfront, two perfectly rounded roofs stand out like a pair of bright circles, marking this address from above. Zoom in and you’ll realize they’re even cooler up close: The geodesic dome homes are made of poured concrete, which not only looks neat but makes them more energy efficient and less susceptible to hurricane damage. 

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Ensconced behind modern fencing and decade-old bamboo growth, the main dome opens up to a mid-century modern interior. A wood-paneled wall offsets the white, soaring ceilings (25 feet, to be exact), and lantern-light light fixtures and neon green cabinetry add a vibrant splash of color. The room curves around a spiral staircase, allowing for separate wedges for a dining room, “The Jetsons”-esque living room, and kitchen. 

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In total, the home makes room for thee light-filled bedrooms and two full bathrooms. If that’s not quite enough space, though, worry not: There is a second dome on the premises. Go through the glass doors and make the 10-second commute down the concrete path to the second circular home. This one is a studio, ideal as a guest home or in-law apartment, that comprises a kitchenette, bathroom, and spacious living area all under lofty 16-foot ceilings.

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Despite the igloo-like look of these homes, they’re situated at the very southern tip of Florida — so you could hit the beach and return to your cool, cave-y home filled with sunshine in the same day. 

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This home  is listed for $899,000 by Leisa Mohler-Erickson and Michael Pino, Engel & Völkers St. Pete.  

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