A Monolithic Dome Home with Brick Walls! Sty Manor — Joel Emerson and his dad, both creative, professional, master brick masons, designed this dome home encased in brick. A den of fond memories — Accented by their curved brick arches, the den walls display a collection of family photos. Homey, efficient kitchen — The warm reds and browns in the wood and brick make this an inviting cooking area. Snack anyone? — The Emersons accented many of their living areas with glass brick, curved arches and scalloped corners. Dining Room — In 2006, three years after attending a Monolithic Workshop, Joel Emerson began building his dome home. Comfy conversaton area — The Emersons’ Monolithic Dome home includes a brick stemwall that has a diameter of 52 feet and a height of 12 feet. One of two baths — A living area of 2000 square feet includes a central great room, foyer, three bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, laundry and loft. Tile shower — This bathroom sports tile walls and a brick floor with an eye-catching design. Cool! — The fan contributes comfort while the ceiling it hangs from contributes beauty. Beautiful and Easy — The Emersons designed a home that requires zero painting and little maintenance. More glass, brick and wood — For their dome home, the Emersons chose a twenty-acre site in Hayes, Virginia. Unique! — Joel enhanced the brick floors with unusual, creative patterns. Interesting enclosure Unique window — It’s a contrasting study in blacks and whites. Smooth transitions Low maintenance, strength and durability — Concerned about hurricanes and fire, the Emersons decided to go Monolithic! Bricks of many colors! — This is the work of an artist who paints with bricks. More beautiful brickwork! — Welcome to this impressive entry, created with bricks.