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Stay in restored geodesic dome home in Palm Springs

LA-based architect Pavlina Williams has transformed a dilapidated dome home into this midcentury holiday home in Palm Springs.

Williams and her husband bought the run-down Buckminster Fuller-inspired bolthole – originally built by a chemical engineer in 1956 as a weekend getaway for his family – back in 2015, and set about restoring it to its Modernist best.

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Says Williams: ‘The main issue was the windows because it was really dark [inside]. There was a dingy little window here and there. It was such a waste of potential – and the 360-degree views.’

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Working across weekends and holidays, they ripped out later additions to the tired geodesic structure, including a suspended acoustic ceiling, and added a tapestry of angular, geometric windows to frame views of the panoramic desert surrounds. The couple also removed the flooring, exposing the building’s original concrete slab, now polished.

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The Dome House is available to rent from $245 per night from BoutiqueHomes, and while its exterior channels a 1970s rustic vibe – thanks to its mix of stone and wooden shingles – the Californian holiday home’s interiors have been given a minimalist makeover.

Walls have been given a lick of white paint, exaggerating the sense of volume inside the building. Furnishings meanwhile pay homage to Palm Springs’ midcentury modern heritage.

[h/t Inhabitat]

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