Home with geodesic dome and $629K price tag tops listings in Southlake

Renowned American architect Buckminster Fuller invented the architectural design element known as the geodesic dome in 1954. Sixty-five years after its unveiling, a Fuller-inspired home in Southlake is for sale, and it stands out as one of the most unique local homes the market. This 3,064-square-foot, geodesic-domed home sits on a secluded, heavily wooded one-acre lot at 2056 N. Kimball Ave., just south of Grapevine Lake and Meadowmere Park. As explained by Stanford University’s R. Buckminster Fuller Collection, a geodesic dome is a spherical structure constructed of interconnecting lines rather than curved surfaces. When trying to visualize a geodesic dome, think of a soccer ball or a dome-shaped jungle gym. The Realtors representing the Southlake seller — Pam Taeckens and Rebecca Utley of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage — say the home’s geodesic surface offers huge vaulted ceilings, big windows, and skylights. Outside, a dome-shaped roof rises above the house. The dome theme is even more prevalent inside, where geometric lines crafted of brown wood strikingly stand out against white ceilings and walls. Utley says the abundance of natural lighting ranks among the t...

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