‘Desert Dome’ in Scottsdale, Arizona costs $3.75 million
A domed residence in Scottsdale, Arizona that was positioned to maximize natural light and mountain and desert views is on the market for the first time for $3.75 million.
The home has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms with a total of 9,576 square feet of living space, according to the listing released last month by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.
“The house, with views of the open desert and beautiful mountains, has a really cool feel to it,” said Courtney Woods Olson, who manages the listing with co-workers Stacy Paluscio and Darcy Whalen.
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The main level includes an open concept living and dining room, a kitchen, a den with a soapstone wood-burning fireplace and a wing for the guest bedrooms. The lower level, which opens to a shaded outdoor patio, features a home theater, workout studio, wine cellar, and kitchenette. The upper level accommodates the master bedroom with an office, according to the listing.
The dome structure was designed in 2000, with aluminum panels constructed by StarNet, famous for its work at the Epcot Center at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The guesthouse was added in 2010 by local architect James Hann, known for his environmental living concepts, Ms Olson said.
“The guest house has been featured in Green Living Arizona magazine as well as Arizona Residential Architects and Phoenix Home & Garden magazines,” she said. “It is definitely a local treasure.”
Eco-friendly features on the property include solar panels, native plants for landscaping, water conservation and recycling, Ms. Olson said.
“We have prolonged hot summers with temperatures up to 110 degrees,” she said, so “the environmentally sensitive building materials make this Zen retreat that much more special.”
Covering 5 acres, the grounds include a circular pool and spa, a covered outdoor dining area with a fire pit, mature landscaping and an attached garage, according to the listing.