Back porch

Back porch of the spaceship house. (Ryan Dykstra)

The “spaceship” house for sale again in Colorado

Architect Jason Elliott Purdy designed the “spaceship” house for Clarence and Louise Lederhos who constructed the dome in 1978. “For some reason, I always wanted to live in a round house,” said Louise Lederhos in an interview. “But it was the energy efficiency that drew us to this design.” In 2016, they sold their home. Today, it’s on the market again.

The dome home is 2,500 square feet with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious great room, an open kitchen, a sunk-in seating area with wood stove. Under the center skylight is a tall, gorgeous oak bookshelf that spans the arched doorway to the bedrooms beyond.

The house sits on nearly three acres and includes a three-car garage with a 1,000 square foot apartment above it. There is also a horse corral, goat shed, and a chicken coop. The entire plot is fenced and includes a pond and a deep-water well.

The home is listed for $870,000 with Vicki Black at Engel & Volkers Denver. Visit the listing page, 1970s Monolithic Dome for sale or contact Vicki Black directly via email ( or phone (720-692-6563).

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Yard with out buildings.

Yard with out buildings (Ryan Dykstra)

2.9 acres

The house is on 2.9 acres of land (Ryan Dykstra)

Old trees and the dome

Old trees and beautiful scenery with the dome in the background. Note the three-car garage behind the house. There is a studio apartment above the garage. (Ryan Dykstra)

Curved bookcase

A large, curved, oak bookcase under a skylight is the center of the home. (Ryan Dykstra)

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Great room

The great room looking into the sunk-in seating area. (Ryan Dykstra)

Large windows

A large row of windows overlooks the back yard from the great room. (Ryan Dykstra)

Open kitchen

The kitchen is open to the great room. (Ryan Dykstra)

Breakfast table

Note the small breakfast table in the kitchen. (Ryan Dykstra)

Main entryway

The main entryway (Ryan Dykstra)

Master bathroom

Master bathroom (Ryan Dykstra)

Master bedroom

Master bedroom (Ryan Dykstra)

Sunk in seating

The sunk-in seating area with the wood stove / fireplace. (Ryan Dykstra)