Welcome to the Dome House:geodesic family home in Kent offers a life less ordinary for property hunters - for sale for £1.2m

This Tatsfield property is on paper a conventional three-bedroom family home with a nice garden, but for many reasons is out of this world...

House hunters jaded by family homes that all look the same will be inspired by this striking dome house for £1.2million.

Called, appropriately enough, The Dome, the house in the village of Tatsfield, near Westerham, Kent, was built as a geodesic dome, the heart of which is a stunning full-height central atrium living area flooded with light from above.

This open-plan space leads on to the dining room and kitchen, while around the corner is a cosy family room and a utility room.

Upstairs, a minstrel's gallery overlooks the main drawing room while the en suite master bedroom has a dressing room so big it could be used as a fourth bedroom. One of the two other bedrooms also has an en suite shower room.

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The 2,300 sq ft wood-floored property has underfloor heating throughout, while French doors leading from the dining area take you into the half-acre garden that has a swimming pool with extensive decking and fitted with an outdoor bar fitted out with electricity and lighting. The mature garden is mostly laid to lawn and the grounds also feature a double garage and parking area. 

The Dome was built in 1986 by award-winning architects David Richmond Associates, but the first geodesic dome was completed in 1926 for a planetarium at the Carl Zeiss plant in Jena, Germany.

US architect R Buckminster Fuller refined the idea further in the Fifties after discovering that dome homes were lighter, stronger cheaper and far more space efficient than conventional construction.

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They are generally built from a series of triangles - walls, window or doors - that slot together to form a stable, spherical shape.

Would-be buyers of The Dome might feel hidden away in the heart of the Kent countryside, but access to the M25 is just down the road at Sevenoaks, while trains to London Bridge and Victoria from Oxted or Woldingham stations, both about three miles away, take just 35 minutes.

The Dome is for sale at £1.2million through Fine & Country Homes.

 


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