Home of the Week: A dome in Big Bear
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Home of the Week: A dome at Big Bear

Soaring ceilings and open space distinguish this tri-level home in Big Bear, which is listed for $3.3 million, furnished. (Chad Russo)
Domed houses can support themselves without internal columns or load-bearing walls, which allows for lofty ceilings. (Chad Russo)
The home was custom-built in 1987 and was inspired by the geodesic dome homes pioneered by Buckminster Fuller (Chad Russo)
The gated compound has four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 3,478 square feet. (Chad Russo)
The energy-efficient home has an exterior surface that is about one-third the size of a box shape enclosing the same floor space. (Chad Russo)