Maine sculptor Daphne Pulsifer hand-built the Kennebunkport property in 2003 with her husband Daniel Bates and advice the Monolithic Dome Institute in Texas. It is now for sale for $690,000 and comes with 43 acres of land.
The three-bedroom architectural oddity looks slightly oppressive from the outside, thanks to its curious fusion of dome and country rustic cottage, but interiors are tactile and inviting thanks to hand-padded walls, oversized windows and curving ceilings.
The dome element of the house contains the kitchen and living room, with a hand-carved staircase leading up to the sleeping areas.
Power comes via a solar photovoltaic electrical system, meaning the dome home is off-grid, while, per the listing, it offers the opportunity to build a family compound or subdivide the 43-acre plot, which is close to the waterfront and located around a two-hour drive from Boston.
Josephine Power with Coldwell Banker Realty has the listing.