Aerial view of the Monolithic Dome home in the valley with the ocean in the distance.

A piece of paradise, a Monolithic Dome (bottom-right) nestled in the Waimea Valley on Kauai, Hawaii, is an easy drive to the town of Waimea and the Pacific Ocean beyond.

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Back in 2020, Jo King listed her Hawaiian home for sale. Needless to say, selling a home during a pandemic proved more than a little challenging. Instead, she pulled it from the market. Now she thinks it’s time to try again. Her Monolithic Dome home is in one of the most beautiful settings we have ever seen — on the island of Kauai.

What we like most about homes being listed for sale are all the wonderful pictures the realtor takes. Now we get to take a tour of her tropical abode.

The raised deck or lanai looks over the tree tops.

A raised deck, or lanai, gives visitors breathtaking views over the trees and across the valley.

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The main bedroom with tub and sinks.

The open design of the main bedroom with a freestanding soaking tub.

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Great room and kitchen.

The great room and kitchen area with windowed doors out to the lanai.

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The Waimea River on the back border of the property.

The Waimea River flows by the back border of the property.

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About the house

This is what the realtor has to say about the home:

Monolithic Dome home on Waimea River has a lot to offer. Snuggled on an acre of a hidden slice of paradise with breathtaking views in Waimea Valley on Kauai, it’s surrounded by an abundance of history and natural beauty. The open floor plan offers two bedrooms and two and a half baths upstairs as well as two outdoor hot water showers — all covering about 1,700 square feet. Painted coconut palms adorn the concrete walls, and a large lanai takes full advantage of the views and stars at night. Time to enjoy life with a low-maintenance home that will never need a new roof.

The house with an open ground floor and living space above.

The main living space is built on the second floor, overlooking the treetops, with a garage and shop space in the ground-floor open space.

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Upstairs second bedroom.

The second bedroom upstairs.

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Palm trees painted on the great room ceiling.

Palm trees painted on the great room ceiling.

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View from the main bedroom tub.

The view from the tub in the main bedroom includes a sitting area alcove and a door to the lanai.

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Features

  • Low insurance & eco friendly
  • 50 amp circuit for welding, etc.
  • Gas heat on demand 5 bedroom septic system
  • Easy to go off electrical grid with vertical axis wind turbines, the quiet kind, when placed sideways on the dome the wind is forced off the dome into the turbine increasing the wind power entering the turbine
  • Underground utilities
  • Front yard
  • Sprinkler system
  • Easy to paint, just 10 gallons
  • Super-insulated keeps it cool inside and quiet
  • Porcelain tile floors keep the home cool
  • Custom vanities in two bathrooms
  • Hobart gas range with convection oven used twice
  • Commercial grade True brand fridge and freezer
  • Free fresh clean no fluoride irrigation water from the Menehune Ditch — the oldest archeological site in the State of Hawaii
The spacious backyard.

The spacious backyard.

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Professional stainless steel kitchen appliances.

Professional stainless steel kitchen appliances.

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The view from the kitchen through the windows out onto the deck.

The view from the kitchen through the windows out onto the deck.

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The view from the deck.

And what a view from the deck. You can see over the treetops and across the valley.

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  • Water feature in the front yard
  • Riverfront in the backyard
  • Fruit trees: 1 longan, 2 lychees, 1 mac, 1 guava, 1 mango, 3 cherry, 1 orange, 1 papaya & 2 coconut
  • Room for a horse or mule for rides up the canyon
  • Built-in storage shed
  • Washer & dryer hookups downstairs and up
  • Three car carport & raised outdoor lounge
  • 688 square foot lanai that looks over treetops with a mountain view
  • Smaller lanai off the second bedroom
  • 2.5 bathrooms upstairs
  • Two outdoor showers and one toilet downstairs in the lounge area

[If you are interested in buying this home, visit Sotheby’s International Realty for more information]

Nestled among the trees is a rope swing.

Nestled among the trees is a rope swing.

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A water feature in the front yard.

A water feature in the front yard.

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The small lanai from the second bedroom.

The small lanai from the second bedroom.

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The view from the lanai.

The view from the lanai of the cliff-face in front of the house while the Waimea Valley stretches off into the distance.

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One of the fruit trees on the property.

One of the 13 fruit trees on the property — 1 longan, 2 lychees, 1 mac, 1 guava, 1 mango, 3 cherry, 1 orange, 1 papaya & 2 coconut.

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A better look at the tropical mural painted on the dome wall.

A better look at the tropical mural painted on the dome wall in the great room.

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Aerial view of the property.

The property stretches from the road (left) to the river (right) hidden in the trees.

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Painted walls, large heavy doors, a stand-alone tub in the main bedroom.

Painted walls, large heavy doors, a stand-alone tub in the main bedroom.

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Stainless steel commercial-grade kitchen appliances.

Stainless steel commercial-grade kitchen appliances.

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Another view of the kitchen.

Another view of the kitchen.

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A breathtaking aerial view looking upriver into the Waimea Valley.

A breathtaking aerial view looking upriver into the Waimea Valley.

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