Dome Homes

The monolithic-concrete dome works like this:

Step 1: inflate balloon

Step 2: cover in lightweight concrete

Step 3: remove balloon

Step 4: fire sale your rectangular furniture, or curse this forlorn structure for eternity because it has no corners.

Step 5: get high fives from FEMA, ‘cuz this baby is rated “near-absolute perfection” against earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes.

There’s a great podcast, 99% Invisible, with an episode on “Bubble Houses.  I’ve never seen these structures as more than a curiosity, but it’s easy to admire the design and innovation of the building.

4624 Marlo Dr

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1806 Clifford – KRDB

Clifford Street and the MLK TOD have really matured in recent years.  This one sits on a large lot [for the east side] and backs up to Metro stop.

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1103 Kennan Rd – West Lake Hills – MCM

2.1 acres – $1.595mm – Property info  (thanks, Dave!)

919 Cardinal Lane – 78704 – $472k

KRDB designed condo.  Property Info

2620 Crazyhorse Pass – 78734 – $519k

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10930 Long Branch – 78736 – $499k

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2013 AIA Austin Homes Tour

November 2nd & 3rd.  Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.

694 Windsong – 78746 – $2.95mm

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800 Bouldin – Hugh Randolph – $1.8MM

To be built, but should be great when complete.  Randolph has delivered some really good designs, notably the small condo development west of the infamous Bohn house on 29th.