Round Tuit Monolithic Dome Home in Polo, Illinois

Projects, Projects Everywhere.

Round Tuit Dome was named by Ben and Ari Katner, who jokingly refer to their ranch as Round Tuit Ranch because of the unending list of projects they always have on their to-do lists.

A Stunning Breakfast Bar.

The custom kitchen features a stunning breakfast bar with live-edge counter and slate brick facade.

Round Tuit Dome is a Monolithic Dome home built in 2005 by a Monolithic Dome Workshop graduate. Ben and Ari Katner purchased the home ten years later and completely renovated it. The Katners demolished and removed everything from the interior—including the windows, doors, and wooden casings. From the empty shell, they created a modern, rustic home with curving custom cabinets and woodwork, lots of storage, and rooms for all their kids, pets, and projects.

The first Monolithic Dome Home ever built in Illinois, Round Tuit Dome rests on 3.3 acres of prime farmland located in the small town of Polo. The home is 50 feet in diameter and 17 feet tall and has 1900 square feet of living space on the main floor, plus a loft with an additional 300 or so square feet. There are four guest bedrooms, a primary bedroom with a full ensuite bath, a large guest bathroom, and a mud room with laundry space and a pet shower.

The acreage surrounding the home features fenced pastures, a 28-foot x 20-foot hay barn, a huge garage, and a 32-foot x 14-foot horse barn with three stalls. The property has been tamed and upgraded to an almost park-like setting with a pond, mature trees, a riding arena, and gently sloping lawns.

A Gorgeous Arcing Bookcase.

This stunning arcing bookcase was lovingly crafted by the Katners to add beauty and storage to the upstairs loft.

An Airy Great Room.

The great room of the Katner’s home is bright and airy. The woodwork of the pine ceiling and loft wall, the custom cupboards in the dining and entrance areas, and the beautiful built-in entertainment center effectively warm up the space.

An Idyllic Site.

The Round Tuit Ranch is located on beautiful, sloping farmland in Polo, Illinois.