Located on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina is a beautiful Monolithic Dome home known as “Eye of the Storm.” That beachfront property can be yours because the home is now up for sale.
Listed at $4.9 million, this hurricane proof home sits on a 0.48 acre lot that is only 230 feet from the beach. It features three bedrooms, five bathrooms, and other amenities and is one of the most well-known dome homes in the country.
The home was built in 1991 by George Paul, a designer and builder of dome structures, for his parents. The home sits on the site of a home that was lost to a hurricane a few years earlier. Paul had hurricanes in mind when he designed the home, giving it eight huge openings at the ground level, five of which are big enough to drive through. This design allows storm surge to pass through, leaving the main structure unharmed.
The home has become a local landmark and is known to some as the “Star Wars” house. It has been featured several times in the media over the years. The home itself is estimated to weigh 650 tons.
This is the first time the home has been listed for sale since it was built 27 years ago. The interior recently went through a renovation. It is listed with Michael Royal at Pareto Group. Anyone interested in buying this Charleston-area home should contact him.
- Michael Royal at Pareto Group realtor listing of The Eye of the Storm
- The Middletown Press published a great slideshow in their article See inside the $5 million, hurricane-proof dome home built to withstand any storm.
- Zillow listing