Standing out in sharp contrast to its more conventional neighbors, this vintage dome home appears to have been vacant for an extended period of time. It’s sad to see “the home of the future” look so decrepit. Buckminster Fuller, American inventor, teacher, architect, author and designer, popularized the geodesic dome for residential and other purposes. His own dome home, built in 1960, is now in the process of being restored.
The geodesic dome concept gained in popularity during the 1960’s and 70’s – many dome-shaped houses were built during this time. The house below is comprised of three distinct domes which are connected to each other. The exterior is covered with an insulating foam which has not stood the test of time very well. Still, the house is interesting from both an historical and conceptual point of view. It is certainly not beyond restoration.