Rotating Dome House in the Middle of a Forest


If you like the idea of a little cabin in the forest, then you are sure to love this secluded dome house located in a picturesque forest.

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home – located a 90-minute drive from New York City in New Paltz – is on the market now for $1.27m ($US919,000).

Made mostly from wood, the 213sqm dome-shaped home almost looks like a hobbit house that belongs in the Shire from The Lord of the Rings.

New York rotating dome house exterior deck

Summer days are sorted with this deck and entertaining space. Picture: Realtor.com/The Baccellieris


The completely round structure means there are no edges or corners and gives the space a lovely structural feel. Inside is flooded with lights thanks to windows that almost go from floor to top.

On the ground floor, the layout is open-plan and complete with wood as far as the eye can see. Walls, ceilings, the staircase and surrounding deck.

When inside the dome shape is a thing of beauty. The lines of the wood create a breathtaking effect. Picture: Realtor.com/The Baccellieris


The open space is great for entertaining as it includes a kitchen, living room and dining – plus the deck offers the perfect extension to this space.

There are two bedrooms on the main floor and you’ll find another bedroom up the spiral staircase in the loft space.

New York dome house wood walls living room

The combo of the high dome ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows and open space create a very serene setting with the forest as the backdrop. Picture: Realtor.com/The Baccellieris


Built in 1999 as a prototype for a prefabricated dome-homes business, the house also has a small motor that can slowly rotate the entire home.

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Dome house wood white walls kitchen

The curves of the kitchen bench keep with the dome shape of the home itself. Picture: Realtor.com/The Baccellieris


However, it’s said to take about an hour to move about 90 degrees and comes with a warning that if it gets stuck the door will not be where it should be.

Dome house wood white bathroom

A light and airy bathroom thanks to the combination of windows and use of white and wood. Picture: Realtor.com/The Baccellieris


Its forest location makes it an ideal spot for adventure lovers with nearby rock climbing, hiking and canoeing spots. Or if you’re more the restaurant type, it’s close to a lovely town with lots of options including farm-to-table and organic spots.

Dome house exterior deck with sun lounges

Picture: Realtor.com/The Baccellieris


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