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DOME OF A HOME

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Bask on your own sugar white beaches by day and then relax in the comfort of Pensacola Beach’s only Dome of a Home. With breathtaking views and innovative amenities, the Dome of a Home provides an unrivaled unique living experience.

Spend some time in paradise and let Serenity by the Sea embrace you.

The Gulf of Mexico is just steps away from the front door for your enjoyment.

After frolicking in the Gulf, come swim in the pool and unwind in the hot tub.

The entire top floor comprises the master suite area, complete with two private decks for views of the Gulf and Sound.

Enjoy your private hot tub and sauna as you revel in the Panhandle’s Paradise.

FULLY FURNISHED & READY FOR

IMMEDIATE MOVE IN

OR

AS AN INCOME PRODUCING VACATION RENTAL

$1,250,000 OBO

also available unfurnished – price negotiable

INDEX

The Basics

Energy Efficient Items

Amenities

Third Floor

Second Floor

First Floor

Outside

Weather Resistance

THE BASICS:

Completed in 2003

Steps from the Gulf of Mexico

Views of the Gulf and the Sound

5200 Round feet under the Dome’s shell:

3200 Round feet air-conditioned/heated space

2000 Round feet of garage/party space under the dome painted in tropical murals

4 Bedrooms

3 Baths inside + 1 full bath with heated shower in bath house

Holographic Fireplaces in every bedroom and living space.

Hydro-Air conditioning allows each room’s temperature to be individually controlled

Hot Tubs – 2

Swimming Pool

Bath House – heated shower

Outdoor Kitchen

Party space – 2000 SF — under the dome painted in murals. Also used as garage space for up to six cars.

Manicured lawn with sprinkler system & well.

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ENERGY EFFICIENT ITEMS:

Hydro-Air geo-thermal air conditioning – each room’s temperature is individually controlled. Only cool or heat the rooms being used to the comfort of the individuals using each room. Because each room has its own Hydro-Air unit and each unit acts as a dehumidifier, the Dome is much drier than most beach houses. It does not suffer from excessive humidity which creates the mildew smell that permeates most buildings along the coast.  Another advantage of the Hydro-Air units is that no duct work is required. In our conventional house, there was mold growing out of the vents even when we cleaned the duct work a couple of times a year.

3 Tankless hot water heaters – literally never run out of hot water because the unit makes the hot water on demand. Since a tank is not holding gallons of water at a desired temperature, you save on your energy bill. The Tankless hot water heaters are also space efficient as well.

Thick, concrete walls – which create enough mass that the temperature inside the dome stabilizes and stays constant. Even without power, the dome maintains its temperature for almost a week.

Poly-urethane foam insulation – has a much higher R-value than fiberglass insulation. Even if it gets wet, the R value is not affected.

Energy efficient appliances throughout the house. We also have used energy efficient bulbs throughout the home.

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AMENITIES:

General:

Elevator (access to all 3 floors)

House Wired for High Speed Internet (access in every room)

Decks accessible from every room

Holographic fireplaces in every bedroom and living area

Sprinkler system and well for the manicured lawn

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Third Floor:

Master Suite

Spectacular Views: Sunrise & Sunset

Two private decks: Gulf & Sound Side

Hot Tub

Dry Sauna

Steam Shower with Vertical Spa

Holographic Fireplace (ambiance with or without heat)

King Size Tempur-Pedic Mattress

Wet Bar

• Microwave

• Fridge with icemaker

• Coffee maker

• Reverse osmosis water filtration

Washer/Dryer

Queen Bed Loft in Spa Area : This is in a separate room than the king bed but shares the bathroom. Ideal for a couple that wanted to keep children close by.

Ceiling Fan

Individually Controlled Cooling/Heating

Bidet Seat

Private Lavatory

Tankless Instant hot water heater

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Second Floor

Queen’s Suite

Private Deck Entrance

Gulf View

Holographic Fireplace (ambiance with or without heat)

Individually Controlled Cooling/Heating

Queen Size Tempur-Pedic Mattress

Ceiling Fan

Queen’s Spa Bathroom

• Jetted 2 Person Whirlpool Bath

• 3 HP pump, inline heater, 8 jets

• Vertical Spa Shower

• Bidet Seat

• Privacy Toilet Stall

• Tankless Instant hot water heater

Hearts Bedroom

Private Deck Entrance

Gulf View

Holographic Fireplace (ambiance with or without heat)

Individually Controlled Cooling/Heating

Queen Size Tempur-Pedic Mattress

Ceiling Fan

TV/DVD player

Beach Bedroom

Private Deck Entrance

Gulf View

Holographic Fireplace (ambiance with or without heat)

Individually Controlled Cooling/Heating

Queen Size Tempur-Pedic Mattress

Ceiling Fan

TV/DVD player

Hall Bathroom

3′ Slide Bar Shower

Tankless Instant hot water heater

Located between two bedrooms on west side of Dome

Kitchen

Fully Equipped

Convection Oven

Microwaves

Glass top Stove with convection oven

Sanitizing Dishwasher

Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration

27cu Refrigerator

Seating For 10

Laundry Room

Conveniently located by the kitchen and between the bedrooms.

Laundry sink

Screened In Porch

View of the Sound

Overlooks pool & backyard

Stairs lead to outdoor kitchen and pool area

Seating for 8

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First Floor

Garage Area

Party Area Under House (Free Span 2000 Square Foot )

Unlike other homes on the beach with poles placed in 10’ square grids, this home is completely open underneath. This is an advantage when accommodating large parties.

Elevator Access (access all 3 floors)

Parking for up to 6 Cars

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Outside

OUTDOOR KITCHEN & BATH HOUSE

Pool and Backyard Area

Outdoor Kitchen with counter space and sink

Swimming Pool

Hot Tub

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Pool and Backyard Area

Outdoor Kitchen with counter space and sink

Swimming Pool

Hot Tub

Outdoor Hot Shower /Bathhouse with toilet

Outdoor Grill

Outdoor Decks

North Deck

• Screened In Eating Area with Bar and Stools

• View of Sound

• Overlooks Pool

• Close To Kitchen

South Deck

• Fountain

• Gulf View

• Patio Furniture

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HURRICANE/STORM RESISTANT QUALITIES:

Having the Dome of a Home survive over 5 tropical events in three years makes it the best money we have ever spent in construction. With the recent hurricanes, building supplies are becoming increasingly expensive. Building a structure that takes into consideration the hazards of its environment is the only option that makes sense.

Geo-thermal Hydro-air Air Conditioning system – instead of the air-conditioning unit being swept away, the unit is buried in the ground and less affected by storm surge.

Cork flooring – naturally anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and will not mold and mildew even when immersed in wet environment.

Georgia Pacific’s Dens Glass Gold mold resistant sheetrock – will not absorb moisture and has a fiberglass matt covering. This means that even if you experience a leak or the sheetrock gets wet it will not mildew or deteriorate.  www.gp.com/gypsum

Polyurethane foam insulation – is used in all interior and exterior walls. It is the same product that is used to build marine docks. Not only does it make each room very private and quiet, it also will not absorb water and is therefore, mildew & mold resistant.

NATURAL DISASTER RESISTANT QUALITIES:

Storm Surge – The air form concrete dome is a moving-water survivor. Not only does the dome’s round shape allow the water to flow around it, much as the ocean rushes around a light house, its weight, strength and durability allow it to stay in one piece during high winds and storm surge. The pilings are driven in a circle under the perimeter of the dome and connected with a circular concrete pile cap, which becomes the foundation ring beam. A circle of concrete is built attached to the top of each piling. The pilings then act as teeth in the ground and keep the building from sliding. The pile cap attaches the dome to the teeth, and then rebar is run into the floor. This prevents the moving water from lifting or moving the floor. The storm surge flows through the large openings in the lower section of the beachfront dome, leaving it undamaged. The beachfront dome is built with its main floor suspended from the dome, thereby eliminating posts that can be knocked out by storm surge from underneath the floor.

Wind – A recent university study of the Dome of a Home’s structural engineering discovered that it would not begin to fail until the wind exceeded 600 mph.

The shape of the dome allows the wind to pass around the home, eliminating any serious pressure build up and easily withstanding 150 mph winds. A dome can withstand over 2300psf forces. (A 300mph tornado exerts 400psf.) Because the dome is not flat, the maximum air pressure against it could never be realized. The margin of safety is four times greater than on a flat wall.

Our Dome of a Home is a multiple storm survivor. In 2004, Hurricane Ivan devastated the coast and most of our neighbors’ homes. However, the Dome of a Home suffered only cosmetic damage – no structural damage occurred.

Flying debris may harm the shutters, but will not harm the structure of the dome. Even if, on the rare occasion, a large object hit and punctured the dome, the damage would be very local and never cause serious structural damage to the home. An interesting side note: During World War II, the Germans’ thin shell structures withstood Allied bombing. The bomb would either bounce off the structure or create a localized puncture that was easily and readily patched.

Another major advantage of the dome is that there are no shingles or roofing to be replaced during frequent tropical or winter storms. This is a monumental benefit for those of us with steeply pitched roofs that cannot hire a roofer, regardless on the amount of money offered. Steeply pitched roofs act much as a straight wall will in high winds and is adversely affected by the pressure exerted by the wind. Knowing one’s roof is not going to blow off provides one with the assurance that the contents within will also be safe.

Mold and Mildew – Another advantage of the dome is the fact that there is no fiberglass insulation to become a wet petri dish harboring mold and mildew. Polyurethane foam is applied to the interior surface of the air form, eliminating the need for fiberglass insulation. The foam also maintains its R value even if exposed to moisture.

The Georgia Pacific sheetrock products we used do not absorb moisture, thereby eliminating another source of the mold and mildew that can be even more devastating than the original storm damage. The mold and mildew takes an insidious toll on the livability of one’s home. I know several instances where the home made it structurally, but the mold and mildew growing on the wet insulation and sheetrock caused the owners to completely gut the structure.

The cork flooring is naturally anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. Unlike carpet, cork flooring does not immediately have to be removed and does not mildew even if exposed to moisture.

Domes vs. Tornadoes

During Hurricane Ivan, Mark stayed in the home with the MSNBC news crew. Throughout the storm, the increase in pressure and noise convinced them that tornadoes whirled around them on several occasions. The tornadic offspring of Hurricane Erin in 1995 drove lumber through the roof of conventional home. But, the Dome suffered no damage from the tornadoes spawned by Ivan, the Terrible.

As the Siglers know personally, hurricanes can spawn tornadoes. The stress created by a 300 mph tornadic winds would increase the compressive pressure in the concrete shell to 1098 psi.

Domes can easily withstand 2394 psi using design strengths of 4000 psi, easily giving it a margin of safety that is nearly 1 ½ times its minimum design strength, although the margin of safety is probably more like three or four. Tornadoes separate a house from its roof when the wind exerts pressure and lifts the roof off. Since there is no roof to lift off and no straight walls for the tornado to build pressure against, domes are virtually tornado resistant.

Domes vs. Fire, Termites, Rotting, and Corrosion

Because a dome is constructed with concrete, there is no wood to burn. Obviously, this reduces the risk of fire. Even a dome with multiple flooring can remain fire resistant by using aluminum studs. Once again, because of the does concrete structure placed on concrete pilings, there is no threat from termites because the wood they thrive on does not exist in the concrete home. The dome also eliminates the risk of other insects and creatures living in your wall space, as there are no spaces in your walls to infest. Concrete does not decay and rot as a wood structure does.

There is virtually nothing to corrode or rot on the concrete dome home. The procedure uses Air form and urethane foam that is immune to corrosion. The rebar is placed so that it is protected by concrete, reducing corrosion.

Domes vs. Earthquakes

Earthquake forces do not even approach the design strength the air form concrete dome is built to withstand. It would take an external force many times as large as the earthquake to approach the design strength of the concrete itself.

Domes vs. Rising Energy Costs

The Dome of a Home is 1500 square feet larger than our previous conventional home located on Pensacola Beach. Yet, my electric bill is consistently less than my previous electric bill. With rising costs of power such a concern, I consider the dome’s energy efficiency more important than ever.

Because free air circulation eliminates hot or cold corners and dead air pockets, dome structures can easily reduce heating and cooling costs by 75%. The externally insulated concrete shell exploits the concept of thermal inertias, radiating warmth to the interior spaces, while moderating room air temperatures. There is none of the heat loss found with wood studs. The virtually airtight outer skin makes infiltration a controllable component of cool air or heat loss. In Alaska, the 8000 square foot Trinity Christian Center has an average heating bill of $72. With the rising energy costs, the monolithic home can offer the owner reduced expenses.

The use of polyurethane, which is a plastic, enhances the home by giving it an even temperature. This foam has the highest insulation value of any building insulation. Since the insulation is bonded to the outside of the concrete, it reduces the amount of heat being transferred into or lost from the concrete to outside conditions. The fact there are no joints or seams, therefore, no leaks, gives the dome an R-value in excess of 60.