At Home in Sweet Dome Alabama

Image: Sweet Dome Alabama  is the Monolithic Dome home of Beverly and Kenneth Garcia in New Hope, Alabama.

Sweet Dome Alabama is the Monolithic Dome home of Beverly and Kenneth Garcia in New Hope, Alabama. (Beverly Garcia)

Image: This  tri-dome was constructed using just one Airform that has 3  interconnected sections.

This tri-dome was constructed using just one Airform that has 3 interconnected sections. (Beverly Garcia)

Image: The dome-home (48′ × 18′) connects to the utility-dome (22′ × 11′) that connects to the carport (28′ × 14′).

The dome-home (48′ × 18′) connects to the utility-dome (22′ × 11′) that connects to the carport (28′ × 14′). (Beverly Garcia)

Image: Sweet Dome Alabama sits on a large piece of acreage, outside the city limits and on the side of a mountain.

Sweet Dome Alabama sits on a large piece of acreage, outside the city limits and on the side of a mountain. (Beverly Garcia)

Image: Sweet Dome Alabama’s concrete floor was acid stained in warm, glowing shades of brown.

Sweet Dome Alabama’s concrete floor was acid stained in warm, glowing shades of brown. (Beverly Garcia)

Image: Soft lighting adds to the feeling of comfort and security.

Soft lighting adds to the feeling of comfort and security. (Beverly Garcia)

Image: Granite counter tops were cut to compliment the curve of the dome.

Granite counter tops were cut to compliment the curve of the dome. (Beverly Garcia)

Image: A soft, warm color covers the walls of this bedroom.

A soft, warm color covers the walls of this bedroom. (Beverly Garcia)

Image: The bed fits neatly under the curve of the wall.

The bed fits neatly under the curve of the wall. (Beverly Garcia)

Image: The startling white basin on a dark base creates a bold, clean look.

The startling white basin on a dark base creates a bold, clean look. (Beverly Garcia)

Image: Work area in the kitchen is well organized and comfortable.

Work area in the kitchen is well organized and comfortable. (Beverly Garcia)

Image: The kitchen has a pretty, round window just above the sink.

The kitchen has a pretty, round window just above the sink. (Beverly Garcia)

Image: Visitors enter through an ornate, curved door.

Visitors enter through an ornate, curved door. (Beverly Garcia)

Image: The living room includes comfortable seating at a window with a nice view.

The living room includes comfortable seating at a window with a nice view. (Beverly Garcia)

Image: The long, curvy driveway that leads to the dome had to be paved twice.

The long, curvy driveway that leads to the dome had to be paved twice. (Beverly Garcia)

Image: A Quikrete Stucco in a color that blends  with the natural environment covers the Airform.

A Quikrete Stucco in a color that blends with the natural environment covers the Airform. (Beverly Garcia)

Image: Bev and Ken personally did much of the work.

Bev and Ken personally did much of the work. (Beverly Garcia)