“Vista Dhome” — The home of Dr. and Mrs. Al Braswell

Vista Dhome — The home of Mrs. and Dr. Al Braswell in Yucaipa, California

Vista Dhome — The home of Mrs. and Dr. Al Braswell in Yucaipa, California (David Collins)

Dream Home — Morning light bathes this uniquely rustic Monolithic Dome dream home.

Dream Home — Morning light bathes this uniquely rustic Monolithic Dome dream home. (David Collins)

Generous Balcony — It encircles the second level of the central dome.

Generous Balcony — It encircles the second level of the central dome. (David Collins)

Rustic Comfort  — Rocks enhance Vista Dhome’s rusticity.

Rustic Comfort — Rocks enhance Vista Dhome’s rusticity. (David Collins)

Inviting Pool  — The Braswells say it looks and feels cool.

Inviting Pool — The Braswells say it looks and feels cool. (David Collins)

Cozy Bathroom —  A small, electric wall heater provides all the heat this bathroom needs.

Cozy Bathroom — A small, electric wall heater provides all the heat this bathroom needs. (David Collins)

Spacious Interior — It includes areas for music, reading, games and hobbies.

Spacious Interior — It includes areas for music, reading, games and hobbies. (David Collins)

Unique Chandeliers — They softly illuminate Vista Dhome’s comfortable conversation areas.

Unique Chandeliers — They softly illuminate Vista Dhome’s comfortable conversation areas. (David Collins)

Generous Windows — Every morning, sunshine wakes this inviting breakfast area.

Generous Windows — Every morning, sunshine wakes this inviting breakfast area. (David Collins)

Gourmet Kitchen — It includes lots of room for informal gatherings.

Gourmet Kitchen — It includes lots of room for informal gatherings. (David Collins)

More Spirals — An ornate, spiral staircase leads to the second level.

More Spirals — An ornate, spiral staircase leads to the second level. (David Collins)

Musical Banister — It’s a giant music sheet: “Oh, Give me a home ….”

Musical Banister — It’s a giant music sheet: “Oh, Give me a home ….” (David Collins)

Master Bath — Marble, glass and greenery create luxury and comfort.

Master Bath — Marble, glass and greenery create luxury and comfort. (David Collins)

Sky Lounge — It’s the third level of the central dome.

Sky Lounge — It’s the third level of the central dome. (David Collins)

Supreme Relaxation —  The often relax in their spacious Sky Lounge that has a 15-foot diameter floor, suspended from the dome’s roof and countersunk.

Supreme Relaxation — The often relax in their spacious Sky Lounge that has a 15-foot diameter floor, suspended from the dome’s roof and countersunk. (David Collins)

Geodesic Dome — A 15-foot diameter geodesic dome covers the Sky Lounge.

Geodesic Dome — A 15-foot diameter geodesic dome covers the Sky Lounge. (David Collins)

Rugged Terrain — Vista Dhome sits atop a rocky hill.

Rugged Terrain — Vista Dhome sits atop a rocky hill. (David Collins)

Disastrous Flames — They threatened beautiful Vista Dhome on the afternoon of August 11, 2002.

Disastrous Flames — They threatened beautiful Vista Dhome on the afternoon of August 11, 2002. (The Braswells)

Bryant Fire — It endangered the communities of Calimesa and Yucaipa, California. The Braswells’ Monolithic Dome home was in its direct path but received relatively little damage. A conventionally built home would have been completely destroyed.

Bryant Fire — It endangered the communities of Calimesa and Yucaipa, California. The Braswells’ Monolithic Dome home was in its direct path but received relatively little damage. A conventionally built home would have been completely destroyed. (The Braswells)

In the News — The “Yucaipa News Mirror” reports on the Braswells and Vista Dhome

In the News — The “Yucaipa News Mirror” reports on the Braswells and Vista Dhome (Yucaipa News Mirror)

In the News — The “Yucaipa News Mirror” reports on the Braswells and Vista Dhome

In the News — The “Yucaipa News Mirror” reports on the Braswells and Vista Dhome (Yucaipa News Mirror)

More Headlines —  “The Press Enterprise” covers the Bryant Fire.

More Headlines — “The Press Enterprise” covers the Bryant Fire. (The Press Enterprise)

More Headlines —  “The Press Enterprise” covers the Bryant Fire.

More Headlines — “The Press Enterprise” covers the Bryant Fire. (The Press Enterprise)

More Headlines —  “The Press Enterprise” covers the Bryant Fire.

More Headlines — “The Press Enterprise” covers the Bryant Fire. (The Press Enterprise)