Dome home from beach

The Monolithic Dome home known as Eye of the Storm is for sale, here seen from the beach side. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)

Eye of the Storm for sale

Located on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina is a beautiful Monolithic Dome home known as “Eye of the Storm.” That beachfront property can be yours because the home is now up for sale.

Listed at $4.9 million, this hurricane proof home is spread across 4,097 square feet. It features three bedrooms, five bathrooms, and other amenities and is one of the most well-known dome homes in the country.

The home was built in 1991 by George Paul, a designer and builder of dome structures, for his parents. The home sits on the site of a home that was lost to a hurricane a few years earlier. Paul had hurricanes in mind when he designed the home, giving it eight huge openings at the ground level, five of which are big enough to drive through. This design allows storm surge to pass through, leaving the main structure unharmed.

The home has become a local landmark and is known to some as the “Star Wars” house. It has been featured several times in the media over the years. The home itself is estimated to weigh 650 tons.

This is the first time the home has been listed for sale since it was built 27 years ago. The interior recently went through a renovation. It is listed with Michael Royal at Pareto Group. Anyone interested in buying this Charleston-area home should contact him.

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Private deck

The master bedroom private deck. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)

Home location

The home is situated at the northeastern tail of Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina, close to a wide beach but behind a vegetative barrier. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)


The staircase coming down to the living room. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)

Living room

The living room of the home. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)

Main level

Hanging the upper floors from the concrete shell creates marvelous see-throughs on the main level because no structural supports are necessary. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)

Living room

A view into the living room from the kitchen. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)


A brand new, custom kitchen in the home. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)

Sand dunes

The former owner says that it feels like living in an extension of the sand dunes. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)

Beach view

The view of the beach from the home, only 230 feet away. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)


Fireplace in the home. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)

Master bedroom

The master bedroom strikes the perfect balance between privacy and exposure to the wonder outside (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)


The new Japanese soaking tub with surrounding Ipe paneling was the idea of Chris Brace of Brace Builders, the renovation contractor. He created a spa feel for this special location in the house (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)


A view of the master bedroom’s 159 square feet private deck and the beach beyond (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)

Guest bedroom

One of the guest bedrooms, with views to the beach and access to the main deck (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)

Upper floor

The upper floors of the home feature a wet bar area and an office nest for deep thinking. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)

Beach situation

Aerial view of the home, situated on the beach on Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)


The dome is an elliptical shape. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)

Street view

The home from Marshall Boulevard. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)


The great deck is an anchor for both coffee breaks and major parties. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)


The beach right in front of the home. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)

Ocean life

Ocean life. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)

Sand bars

The abstract form of the constantly changing ocean gully in front of the home. Shallow water is great for the youngest kids. The ocean lies beyond the sandbar for the older ones. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)


Sunrise taken in front of the home. (Michael Royal, Pareto Group)