Have a (Bucky)ball in Pennsburg for $379K
This comfortable home has all the right angles. Make that "lots of 60-degree angles."
Take a good look at the center of the house in the photo above.
Notice anything interesting or unusual about it?
If you’re a student of a certain noted philosopher-designer-architect, you should recognize it, for what you’re looking at is a geodesic dome with two wings attached.
This home is probably a little too plush inside for Buckminster Fuller’s tastes, but it should suit yours just fine. The dome gives its main living spaces interesting form and volume, most notably the two-story-high living room and the wedge-shaped kitchen that’s lit by the pentagonal window you see above.
The dining room, living room and kitchen all lie under the dome itself, as does the skylit second-floor master suite.
One of the two projecting wings contains a spacious yet cozy family room with walls of windows and a wood-burning stove. French doors off the family room open onto a large deck that wraps around to the dining room, which is large enough to seat 12 people comfortably.
The other wing is a portico covering the main entrance.
The home sits on a sloping lot that allows you to access the outdoors from its lower level as well. Down there you’ll find two more bedrooms, a bathroom and an attractive carpeted den/rec room with a wet bar and a second wood-burning stove. French doors lead from the den to an outdoor patio.
The home’s two-acre wooded lot ensures privacy, but when guests come calling, you might offer a few of them space in one of the five garage bays on this property — one on the lower level of the house itself and four in a separate two-story structure. That building has an unfinished second floor with outside staircase entrance that awaits your configuration.
This energy-efficient-by-design home may be in the farthest corner of Bucks County, but it’s close to the Quakertown interchange on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension. That gives you quick access to King of Prussia, the Poconos, the Lehigh Valley and Center City.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 2,913
SALE PRICE: $379,000
1975 Miller Rd., Pennsburg, Pa. 18073 [Michelle Dragani | BHHS Keystone Properties]