Check out this unusual listing for a home on Upper Dwyer Hill Road, not too far from Almonte:
“Unique 3 bedroom Monolithic Dome home made of solid concrete. Situated on a peacefully private 3.86 Acre tree lined lot truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Bright kitchen w/marble showcases view of the yard overlooking spacious open concept living/dining. Bedroom 1 & 2 have a Jack & Jill bath featuring marble counters, Master retreat offers spa like ensuite. Energy efficient, Disaster resistant & Durable w/radiant floor heating!”
Beckie Moulton, one of the owners of the home, says originally they liked the style of home because it was energy efficient. It’s cheap to heat in the winter and cheap to cool in the winter. It’s extremely durable — monolithic dome buildings are popular in disaster-prone of the U.S.
She’s not aware of any other homes of the same style in the Ottawa area. It was built in 2006 by Great Lakes Dome Company based in Southern Ontario.
To build it, they inflated an air form – like a giant balloon – then spray it with insulation, run rebar through it along with electrical, heating and other infrastructure, and then spray concrete over top. There’s a page on Great Lake Dome’s web site that shows how the home on Dwyer Hill was built…
“It’s deceiving size-wise. It’s actually a lot bigger on the inside than what it looks like on the outside,” says Moulton. It’s hard to describe the feeling of it when you go inside.”
She says she’d love to keep living there but their family situation requires a move.
It could be yours for only $524,900. Here’s the MLS listing…