Eye of the Storm for Sale [SOLD]

Eye of the Storm.

The Monolithic Dome home known as Eye of the Storm is for sale, here seen from the beachside.

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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.

Private deck.

The master bedroom private deck.

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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.

SOLD in October 2018

Home location.

The home is situated at the northeastern tail of Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina, close to a wide beach but behind a vegetative barrier.

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The staircase coming down to the living room.

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Great living room.

The main living spaces on the second and third floors are suspended directly from the dome shell. This creates a huge, open living space.

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Dining table.

View from the dining table of the living room and the beautiful oceanside beyond the windows.

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Kitchen view.

Even the kitchen has a wonderful view.

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Custom kitchen.

A brand new, custom kitchen.

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Sand dunes.

The former owner says that it feels like living in an extension of the sand dunes.

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Beach view.

The view of the beach from the home, only 230 feet away.

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Sculpted fireplace.

Sculpted fireplace

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Master bedroom.

The master bedroom strikes the perfect balance between privacy and exposure to the wonder outside.

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Master bath circular tub.

The new Japanese soaking tub with surrounding Ipe paneling was the idea of Chris Brace of Brace Builders, the renovation contractor. He created a spa feel for this special location in the house

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A view of the master bedroom’s 159 square feet private deck and the beach beyond

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Guest room.

One of the guest bedrooms, with views to the beach and access to the main deck

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Upper floor.

The upper floors of the home feature a wet bar area and an office nest for deep thinking.

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High, overhead, aerial view.

Aerial view of the home, situated on the beach on Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina.

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Elliptical dome shape.

The elliptical shape of the Eye of the Storm.

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Street view.

The driveway view from Marshall Boulevard.

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Main deck.

The great deck is an anchor for both coffee breaks and major parties.

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The beach right in front of the home.

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Sand bars.

The abstract form of the constantly changing ocean gully in front of the home. Shallow water is great for the youngest kids. The ocean lies beyond the sandbar for the older ones.

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Sunrise panorama taken in front of the home.

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