We’ve featured this incredible green dome home on 6sqft before, but now comes word that this spectacular dwelling has hit the market for $1 million. The home, located at 1489 Sound Avenue in Calverton on Long Island, is the world’s largest geodesic dome home, measuring a massive 70 feet in diameter, 45 feet high, with 5,850 square feet at its disposal. In fact, according to its owner Kevin Shea, it’s so big that “two traditional homes can fit inside!”
The structure was designed to be an Energy Star-rated building with LEED certification, and uses recycled and reclaimed materials in its construction. Radiant floor heating, geothermal cooling, low flow toilets, a waterless urinal, 6-inch rigid foam insulated walls, solar heat gain windows, and a special system that captures the shower’s leftover hot water and recirculates it for heat are just a few of the other eco-perks found inside. And because the home is so green—it’s also powered by the sun and wind—there is “virtually no electric bill,” says Shea. There is also a 1,000-square-foot planted roof and a massive outdoor terraced garden planted with lemon, lime, orange, and kumquat trees, amongst many other fruits and veggies growing on-site. The home even has swinging and climbing ropes hanging from the ceilings inside!
The dome is currently split into three levels, all of which look down to the center of the home. Bedrooms have been distributed across the second floor but the owner notes that the third floor, which now serves as the family’s attic, can be easily be partitioned into additional private rooms.
The dome home took nearly four years to build and has provided a wonderful family residence for Mr. Shea, his wife, and their kids since 2005. Whoever moves in next is sure to have an unforgettable and very enriching experience here as well.
Interested in buying? You can get in touch with the owner at (631) 565-5219, while additional details can be found here.
More photos of this amazing space can be seen in our gallery below.
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