The Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm — This Monolithic Dome home, on a beach site on Sullivans Island, South Carolina, is a prolate ellipse measuring 80′ × 57′ × 34′.

Eye of the Storm — This Monolithic Dome home, on a beach site on Sullivans Island, South Carolina, is a prolate ellipse measuring 80′ × 57′ × 34′.

Many curves — The grand staircase to the third level continues the dome’s sculpted and curved design.

Many curves — The grand staircase to the third level continues the dome’s sculpted and curved design.

Second floor — It encompasses the home’s main living area: living, dining and entertaining areas; a kitchen; 3 full bathrooms; 2 bedrooms.

Second floor — It encompasses the home’s main living area: living, dining and entertaining areas; a kitchen; 3 full bathrooms; 2 bedrooms.

A hurricane survivor — The Eye’s ground level has 8 huge openings that a hurricane’s storm surge can rush through without harming the dome’s top 2 levels.

A hurricane survivor — The Eye’s ground level has 8 huge openings that a hurricane’s storm surge can rush through without harming the dome’s top 2 levels.

Gourmet fixings — Kitchen features an eating island and a work counter, built in opposite curves of Corian. Work counter has sink bowls molded right into it, making it seamless and easy to clean.

Gourmet fixings — Kitchen features an eating island and a work counter, built in opposite curves of Corian. Work counter has sink bowls molded right into it, making it seamless and easy to clean.

Dining area — It’s located just to the right of the main entrance. The 3 progressively smaller windows create an interesting accent.

Dining area — It’s located just to the right of the main entrance. The 3 progressively smaller windows create an interesting accent.

Master bath — It includes a large whirlpool tub with a rounded window just above it.

Master bath — It includes a large whirlpool tub with a rounded window just above it.

Third floor comfort — This sitting room is suspended over the second level and flooded with sunshine coming through the skylight.

Third floor comfort — This sitting room is suspended over the second level and flooded with sunshine coming through the skylight.

Master bedroom — Located on the third level, the master bedroom has easy access to the outside porch.

Master bedroom — Located on the third level, the master bedroom has easy access to the outside porch.

Second or main floor — The dome’s four levels provide 3500 square feet of inside living space.

Second or main floor — The dome’s four levels provide 3500 square feet of inside living space.

Third floor — Its bedrooms include large closets and access to 2 porches.

Third floor — Its bedrooms include large closets and access to 2 porches.

How about a nap? — Balcony just outside the master bedroom includes an inviting hammock.

How about a nap? — Balcony just outside the master bedroom includes an inviting hammock.

Up and out! — The main balcony, outside the living room, has a single pillar that is part of this Monolithic structure and is extremely strong.

Up and out! — The main balcony, outside the living room, has a single pillar that is part of this Monolithic structure and is extremely strong.

To the beach! — From the balcony, one steps down onto a bermed hill and then down to the beach.

To the beach! — From the balcony, one steps down onto a bermed hill and then down to the beach.