Before Grand Designs inspired bold new designs, houses were mostly built to the same sort of formula.
Style and features may have varied but homes were essentially all rectangles of varying sizes.
But in Tatsfield in 1986 award-winning architects David Richmond Associates created something that was bold and innovative – The Dome.
Following the Geodesic dome structure, the futuristic looking house in Paynesfield Road received acclaim from the architectural world, national press and television.
Fast forward 31 years and The Dome still looks remarkable even by today’s more adventurous standards.
The four-bedroom detached house has gone on the market for a cool £1 million with Fine & Country Woldingham.
The property sits centrally in its own grounds of approximately half an acre with a double garage, currently being used as a studio, and outdoor swimming pool.
The atrium ceiling dominates the living area, which is flooded with lots of natural light from the triangular roof windows and is overlooked by the minstrel’s gallery on the first floor.
This spacious area is open plan to both the dining room, with French door leading to a side terrace, and a kitchen/breakfast room.
A large utility room has a door to the back garden, plumbing for a washing machine, GEC domestic boiler and the hydrolic swimming pool cover control.
There is a cloakroom, bathroom, family room/study, a door to a large walk in airing cupboard and a door to a large walk in storage cupboard.
Doors from the minstrel’s gallery lead to the master bedroom suite with en suite dressing room.
Bedroom four is also accessed from the gallery along with a large fully tiled bathroom with bath and fully tiled walk in shower unit.
The second bedroom suite has fitted wardrobes and en suite shower while bedroom three also has a fitted wardrobe.
The property has underfloor heating throughout and is designed for easy maintenance.
The grounds surround the property on all sides and feature the heated swimming pool, which comes with an extensive decking including a bar with power and light.