On the banks of a gorgeous creek in Clark Fork, ID, sit three green, bulbous structures.
This small assemblage of domes sits on 5 acres, and each can serve as a separate living space.
While life inside a dome isn’t for everyone, this compound has proved popular. After it was listed in October with an asking price of $269,000, a buyer snapped it up in less than two months.
“It’s definitely pretty unique,” the listing agent, Jeremy Brown with Realm Partners, says. “The buyers plan to renovate the property and live in it permanently.”
A previous owner built the structures in the northern panhandle of the state in the late 1990s. Each of the trio of domes measures a different size. The biggest dome has three bedrooms with a single bathroom, the middle one has two bedrooms and one bathroom, and the smallest is a petite one-bedroom, one-bathroom.
With the options available, the property appealed to buyers with large families and those in search of multigenerational options.
“It seems we have an influx of people moving up here that want to have multiple generations of family moving on to one property,” Brown explains.
That is what clinched this deal.
As the agent notes, “Having the three separate living spaces already set up—that just needed to be cleaned up and given a little TLC—was a good fit for the buyers.”
The seller had never lived in the domes, so the agent says they needed some upkeep.
“They definitely needed cleaning, and there were a lot of unknowns,” he says.
The property had been vacant for many years, he adds. However, the unknowns weren’t a roadblock to an eventual sale.
“The power was off, and the water was off, and there was no heat in the property,” Brown says. “They held up really well, mainly due to the construction.”
Nearly impervious to the elements, the domes are made of concrete at least 6 inches thick, with a layer of insulation and then a waterproof membrane over the top. Brown says the temperature within the structures remained fairly stable inside, despite the lack of electricity.
He says he didn’t quite know what to think when he first saw the property he was about to list.
“I was a little shocked, because I hadn’t seen anything like that before. I knew there were going to be challenges based on the condition,” he says.
But soon after the domes were listed, multiple offers came in.
As for the ambiance inside the domes?
“It feels like you’re inside of a giant ball. I mean, it’s just totally round,” Brown explains. “There’s not a lot of usable wall space. If you like pictures, it would be challenging.”
During the listing process, Brown definitely got a kick out of reading all the comments online about the property. While the haters may have had a giggle at these strange structures, Brown had the last laugh, when the sale concluded swiftly.
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