The Invisible Dome Home

Image: Entryway — It’s graced by decorative vases and curio cabinets that enhance the southwestern motif of this underground Monolithic Dome home.

Entryway — It’s graced by decorative vases and curio cabinets that enhance the southwestern motif of this underground Monolithic Dome home.

Image: Underground Tunnel — Made of corrugated steel, the tunnel leading to the front door has a concrete pathway and lighting.

Underground Tunnel — Made of corrugated steel, the tunnel leading to the front door has a concrete pathway and lighting.

Image: Entertaining Area — The perfect spot for entertaining: comfortable sofa and chairs backed by a casual refreshment bar and stools.

Entertaining Area — The perfect spot for entertaining: comfortable sofa and chairs backed by a casual refreshment bar and stools.

Image: An indoor forest — A canopy of plump, lifelike tree branches embraces the main living area.

An indoor forest — A canopy of plump, lifelike tree branches embraces the main living area.

Image: Decorative Walls — Various hand-painted motifs decorate the walls and ceilings.

Decorative Walls — Various hand-painted motifs decorate the walls and ceilings.

Image: Kitchen — Located in the central dome, the kitchen has a large bar area and a stunning marble floor that extends throughout the dome.

Kitchen — Located in the central dome, the kitchen has a large bar area and a stunning marble floor that extends throughout the dome.

Image: Acapulco Bay Room — While in Acapulco, Glenn photographed breathtaking beach landscapes, then asked James Perez, a Houston artist, to duplicate the photos onto the bedroom walls. Note the bungee tower in the background.

Acapulco Bay Room — While in Acapulco, Glenn photographed breathtaking beach landscapes, then asked James Perez, a Houston artist, to duplicate the photos onto the bedroom walls. Note the bungee tower in the background.

Image: The Mayan Room — This master bedroom features a Mayan temple and artifacts. Try to find the closet door entrance.

The Mayan Room — This master bedroom features a Mayan temple and artifacts. Try to find the closet door entrance.

Image: Luxurious Bathroom — Fixtures in this master bath match the authentic marble floor. Via an elevated television, you can view seascapes and relaxation videos while bathing.

Luxurious Bathroom — Fixtures in this master bath match the authentic marble floor. Via an elevated television, you can view seascapes and relaxation videos while bathing.

Image: Oversize Tub — It’s an invitation to relax that’s hard to resist. Soft lighting provided by scented candles and a waterfall add to the serenity.

Oversize Tub — It’s an invitation to relax that’s hard to resist. Soft lighting provided by scented candles and a waterfall add to the serenity.

Image: Playful Creature — This mischievous looking monkey is just one of the playful creatures painted onto the dome’s walls.

Playful Creature — This mischievous looking monkey is just one of the playful creatures painted onto the dome’s walls.

Image: Surprising Entrance — Is this the door to the fun house? No, it’s just another weird but fascinating door at Glenn’s dome-home.

Surprising Entrance — Is this the door to the fun house? No, it’s just another weird but fascinating door at Glenn’s dome-home.

Image: Hidden Tail — This pantry door is painted to appear open, but is actually closed. Look closely for the doorknob hidden in the tail of Glenn’s pet Akita.

Hidden Tail — This pantry door is painted to appear open, but is actually closed. Look closely for the doorknob hidden in the tail of Glenn’s pet Akita.

Image: Outer Space — Swirling planets and stars might make you feel like an astronaut in this bedroom.

Outer Space — Swirling planets and stars might make you feel like an astronaut in this bedroom.

Image: A Permanent Observer — Since he’s painted onto the wall, you might say he neither sees, hears nor does any evil.

A Permanent Observer — Since he’s painted onto the wall, you might say he neither sees, hears nor does any evil.

Image: A Flowering Hallway — Large lotus flowers give the hallway a garden effect. Curio cabinet houses an impressive collection of gems and crystals.

A Flowering Hallway — Large lotus flowers give the hallway a garden effect. Curio cabinet houses an impressive collection of gems and crystals.

Image: Pre-excavation Site — Glenn carefully planned the placement of his underground home so the natural environment was left virtually undisturbed.

Pre-excavation Site — Glenn carefully planned the placement of his underground home so the natural environment was left virtually undisturbed.

Image: Preparing the Site — It took many workers to prepare the ground for Glenn’s huge dome-home.

Preparing the Site — It took many workers to prepare the ground for Glenn’s huge dome-home.