clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Artist's Exceptional Geodesic "Domestead" in Glassell Park Asks $890k

Northeast LA is quite the little geodesic dome stronghold, but this eco-friendly specimen certainly stands out from the rest. This early 1980s, tri-level "domestead" in Glassell Park is spread out over three levels, explains the dome's current owner, artist and activist Fritz Haeg, in a post on his blog (via Gregory Han). Starting from its base, there's a "huge skylit earth-sheltered lower level," then a "timber-framed kitchen," and finally, at the top, the dome and its surrounding deck that looks out on the property, which includes a quarter acre of gardens (fruit trees, edible plants, and drought-friendly plants, of course).

The two-bedroom residence measures 1,800-square-feet across all three levels. In the 15 years that Haeg has lived there, he's done renovations three times, most recently in 2014. A newly-added bathroom (there are two in the house) has cedar panelling and a deep, old-fashioned clawfoot bathtub. The upstairs bathroom has an outdoor shower and wooden soaking tub (there are curtains, if you're shy). Of the two bedrooms, one is a "secret skylit sleeping chamber," hidden upstairs and accessed by going behind a painting. The whimsy! The land on which the dome sits also holds a two-car garage and a 250-square-foot "canvas dome yurt."

Last listed for $799,000 in 2007, it's now asking for $890,000.


· LA Domestead [Fritz Haeg]
· 2538 Sundown Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90065 [Zillow]