Yurts, igloos, teepees. The homes of past eras tended to be round, not square.
hese days, round homes are rarer finds. But for those willing to think beyond a square box for home design, there are some very cool—and very curvy—options out there. Some are built with sustainability in mind, or reflect a modernist design. Buckminster Fuller famously promoted the geodesic dome for its efficient architecture, and even patented his invention.
We’ve been thinking in circles lately, as we came across some truly eye-popping edgeless houses. Bonus: With no corners, cleaning is a breeze—as long as you don’t get dizzy.
Take a spin through these awesome round homes on the market.
Price: $549,000 Round riff: A contemporary built in 1989, the smoothed-edge home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by a water garden. Features include a patio, outdoor fireplace, and pergola, plus a sunny two-story entry, chef’s kitchen, in-law suite, and electric charging station.
Price: $349,900 Round riff: A curvy home with a beach vibe, this 2001 pad looks like a perfect vacation spot. The property includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and multiple decks with treetop views.
Price: $269,000 Round riff: OK, let’s get funky! This woodsy retreat was built in 1975 and gets its shape from a farm silo. Artsy decor such as designs on the flooring, as well as stone fireplaces and decks with mountain views complete the package. The home is undergoing major renovations, so buyers could finish the circular space to their taste.
Price: $185,000 Round riff: Prepare to unplug. This round home is off the grid, with no telephone, cable, or electricity. What it does have: Plenty of natural beauty, peace and quiet, as well as a cool property to let your mind unspool.
Price: $599,000 Round riff: Octagonal living just a short walk from the beach. This eight-sided vacation home offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms, an oversize living room, a lower level family room complete with fireplace, vaulted ceiling, picture windows for great ocean views, and a hot tub (also round, of course).
Price: $2,650,000 Round riff: This 1954 Mid-Century Modern gem designed by noted architect Mario Corbett curves out to take in the water and skyline views, while still being a private, sheltered space. In addition to the vistas, the original design has been only lightly updated with new appliances in the kitchen along with refreshed mosaic tiles, honed granite, and black slate in the baths. It’s already pending sale.