When a person imagines a mansion, they may picture a glossy estate with all the trimmings somewhere in Beverly Hills, not a dome-shaped property hidden like a desert diamond in Arizona.
That is precisely what this 6-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom property in Scottsdale happens to be — a mansion in the shape of a dome.
Sitting on a five-acre lot, the place called an “architecturally stunning ‘Desert Dome’” was built in 2000 and has over 9,500 square feet. It’s a mansion by realtor’s standards since it’s over 8,000 square feet, according to Quora.
Despite its size, the home is also built “with a nod to green living,” the listing on Realtor.com says.
“Main house designed by architect Wayne Young in partnership with builder RD Hendrickson, The dome structure is infused with natural light and surrounded by mature landscaping,” the listing says. “The aluminum panels were constructed by StarNet, famous for their work at (Disney World’s) Epcot Center.”
Other highlights of the home, per the listing, include:
Kitchen with Viking professional appliances
Two Finnish soapstone wood burning stoves
Huge theater room
Primary bedroom that feels like a “private retreat”
Stunning desert views
Covered outdoor dining area
There is also a guest house that was built in 2010 by architect James Hann. That specific house was praised for its green capabilities and was featured in multiple magazines including Green Living Arizona, the listing says.