Unconventional architectural gem goes on sale for £1.2 million

It’s not quite the Crystal Dome, but this one-of-a-kind geodesic house could be just as much fun to live in…

Is it a Hobbit house? A Teletubby bolt-hole? An example of CGI for an animated family film? No! It's a piece of award-winning residential 1980s architecture, nestled in the village of Tatsfield near the North Downs. And it's available to buy for the first time since its current owners had it built.

dome house with garden lawn

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Listed at £1.2 million, the dome-shaped, four-bedroom home (with its own swimming pool in the half-acre plot) was designed by David Richmond Associates in 1986.
Something of a celebrity when it was first built, The Dome House made appearances in the national press and on TV, long before property was a popular fixture on our screens. And we can see why...

living room with chair and flower vase

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Downstairs, the living areas flow into one another, from hallway to drawing room, through the dining room into the light-filled kitchen. And there's another informal family living room, that acts as a hideaway from the more formal areas.

kitchen with dining table and cabinets

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bedroom with white walls

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Throw the attention towards those vaulted angled ceilings in the living areas, the spattering of triangular windows showcasing slices of the big garden and the Kent surroundings, the interesting angles at every turn - life in this house could never be described as 'standard', could it?

Check out the full listing at Fine & Country (opens in new tab)

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.