Geodesic dome homes for sale around Southern California

Popularized by futurist-philosopher Buckminster Fuller, the geodesic dome home is easily identified by its circular construction, which has about one-third less surface area than a traditional box-shaped home. Although not as trendy as it was in the 1970s and ’80s, the style continues to command interest for its whimsicality and limited market supply. Here’s a sampling of dome homes listed for sale in Southern California.

WOODLAND HILLS: This two-story dome home sits above the Woodland Hills Country Club and has a wrap-around deck and rooftop patio above the garage.

Address: 21226 Escondido St., Woodland Hills, 91364

Listed for: $799,000 for three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 1,972 square feet (4,154-square-foot lot)

Features: Master suite with fireplace, vaulted ceilings, landscaped backyard with small pond

About the area: In the 91364 ZIP Code, based on 38 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in December was $778,000, up 19.6% from December 2014, according to CoreLogic.

NORTH TUSTIN: The updated dome home sits up from the street on close to half an acre in Orange County and is accessed by a long gated driveway.

Address: 19288 Barrett Lane, North Tustin, 92705

Listed for: $979,000 for three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 3,100 square feet (0.45-acre lot)

Features: Exposed beams, wrought-iron details, open-plan living room with fireplace

About the area: In the 92705 ZIP Code, based on 35 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in December was $800,000, up 1.3% from December 2014, according to CoreLogic.

FRAZIER PARK: Built in 1979, this barn-red dome house features hardwood floors, an updated kitchen and a finished studio apartment.

Address:  3421 San Salvador, Frazier Park, 93225

Listed for: $319,999 for three bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms in 2,226 square feet (7,369-square-foot lot)

Features: Living room with stone fireplace, attached and detached garage/workshops

About the area: In the 93225 ZIP Code, based on 7 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in December was $135,000, down 6.7% from December 2014, according to Redfin. 

JOHNSON VALLEY: Mountain peaks and desert landscapes form the backdrop for this dome home on five acres in San Bernardino County.

Address: 48874 Cholla Road, Johnson Valley, 92285

Listed for: $239,000 for two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,252 square feet (five-acre lot)

Features: Knotty pine accent walls, formal dining room, barn/workshop

About the area: In the 92285 ZIP Code, based on eight sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in December was $55,000, down 17.3% from December 2014, according to CoreLogic.

TOPANGA: This shingled dome home, built in 1974, sits on a hillside with panoramic views of Topanga State Park.

Address: 1103 Rosetta Dr., Topanga, 90290

Listed for: $650,000 for one bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms in 1,098 square feet (5,072-square-foot lot)

Features: Wrap-around deck; mature trees and landscaping

About the area: In the 90290 ZIP Code, based on seven sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in December was $815,000, down 37.3% from the December 2014, according to CoreLogic.

VISTA: Built in 1988, this three-story dome house in San Diego County is highlighted by large picture windows, vaulted ceilings and a center-island kitchen.

Address: 723 Valley Dr., Vista, 92084

Listed for: $560,000 for four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 4,190 square feet (1.12-acre lot)

Features: Media room, formal living and dining rooms, lower level with second kitchen

About the area: In the 92084 ZIP Code, based on 33 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in December was $440,000, up 4.8% from December 2014, according to CoreLogic.

MOUNTAIN CENTER: A pair of log pillars marks the entrance to this two-story dome home on more than an acre in Riverside County.

Address: 63270 Jeraboa Rd., Mountain Center, 92561

Listed for: $187,000 for three bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms in 1,542 square feet (1.1-acre lot)

Features: Kitchen with breakfast bar, skylights, detached garage

About the area: In the 92561 ZIP Code, based on five sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in December was $380,000, up 0.7% from December 2014, according to CoreLogic.

COLTON: A marble entry and triangle wall patterns are among the features of this two-dome home in San Bernardino County’s Reche Canyon area.

Address: 2777 Reche Canyon Road, Colton, 92324

Listed for: $630,000 for three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 4,646 square feet (2.42-acre lot)

Features: Chandelier-topped dining room, master suite with fireplace and wet bar

About the area: In the 92324 ZIP Code, based on 45 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in December was $220,000, down 0.2% from December 2014, according to CoreLogic.

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