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Listed: For $599,000, a double dome home built for a juggler in Conn.

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The home, located in Cornwall Bridge, Conn., has three bedrooms. Michael Bowman Photography

If you’re looking for a home that exudes positive vibes, take a look at this geodesic dome house in Connecticut’s Litchfield County.

Tucked in the bucolic town of Cornwall Bridge, the 1,762-square-foot oasis, which is listed at $599,000, is composed of two geodomes integrated into one home.

Originally designed for a juggler who chose the architectural style so he could practice his craft, the three-bed, 2½ bath home at 197 Kent Road South was completed in 2003. But it was the current owners who overhauled the property to create a property filled with natural light and energy.

“They just have created this living environment that’s so unmatched and so timely,” said Rick Distel of Compass, who has the listing. “Everybody who has walked in the place has said, ‘This is the coolest house I’ve ever seen.’ ”

The exterior features new cedar siding, exterior doors, and windows. The first dome is where the recently renovated kitchen is located. It features new custom wood cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances, and countertops made with blue calcite, a stone known for its healing and calming powers “that restore balance to your life,” said Distel. Also on the first floor, where restored pine flooring runs throughout, is the cozy dining area and a Malm fireplace that serves as the focal point. Above is a lofted primary bedroom. The second dome, which holds the living room, is smaller but still features the towering ceiling. There are two bedrooms on the walkout lower level.

An expansive wraparound deck surrounds the home, which overlooks a farm and the ridgelines of the lower Berkshires. An outdoor living area includes a cozy fire pit, raised garden beds, and a smaller deck. The property is 3.16 acres.

Connecticut’s Litchfield County has long been known as a popular getaway for city-dwellers looking for a taste of rural life, but Distel said that desire has only grown since the pandemic hit.

“Litchfield has experienced this revival of interest since COVID,” said Distel. The year “2020 was sort of an off-the-charts kind of year, and there was a migration of people from the city who needed to get out and realized they can work from anywhere.”

And while rural Connecticut may conjure images of Colonial farmhouses, it’s the unusual properties like the geodomes that have prospective buyers flocking to the area.

“What I saw last year was such a demand for a unique product. Things that felt different,” said Distel. “Things that were restored barns or mid-century modern were in style last year. Anything that had glass or light or volume.”

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