Pensacola Paper Puts Spotlight on New Dome Home

The Simmons’ new dome home in Jay, Florida is making news again. This time it is the subject of a feature story in the Pensacola News Journal. Charlie Simmons, an engineer, told the newspaper that he wanted to build a dome home because of its many advantages including its resistance to hurricanes and fire. “Engineers like that,” Charlie told the newspaper. “Function over form.”

Interestingly, the Simmons’ former home was a 100-year-old cottage in Louisiana. “My friend said, “You went from one extreme to the other,” says Margaret, adding, it didn’t take much for her husband to talk her into a dome home. “I always wanted a contemporary house, and this fits the bill.”

Click here to read more about the home’s unique features and to view a video of the home.