Newly remodeled UFO Dome Home flies to the rental market

0

A curvaceous residence was caught looking through offers for a property that could be converted into an interesting vacation rental Michael by FilippiEye.

“I used different keywords to find a truly unique property. I was just looking for something different that would appeal to people on a short-term rental basis,” he says.

De Filippi, a Miami-area real estate agent, landed on a Yaca Dome near Lake Placid, FL. It was listed for $200,000 in June, and de Filippi fetched it for $140,000 in mid-November.

Built in 1974, the domed home offers about 1,500 square feet of living space, though none of it can really be described as square. The frame is steel, the windows are round and the ceilings are curved.


“I knew I could do something very unique with it, but I had to actually get there and see the bones of the structure and see what I was dealing with before I made that kind of decision,” he explains. “I had a really good I felt seeing the pictures, it was something I wanted to bid on.”

Before de Filippi could begin work on the one-of-a-kind home, he needed to fix the problems caused by a decade of neglect in Florida’s heat and humidity.

exterior before

Immobilienmakler.com

Outside now, at night

Michael by Filippi

interior loft in front

Immobilienmakler.com

“Once the infrastructure work was complete, I had to go in and basically do the aesthetic well. I had to repaint it with different colors to highlight the steel beams,” he says. “I had painted these orange, which I think gives a really cool touch.”

Now the work is complete and the property is available to rent for around $150 per night. It can accommodate up to six guests and the loft area is furnished as an arcade.

“It looks like a spaceship or something,” he says. “I describe it as an out of this world experience.”

___

See: Live big in this $15 million log home in Big Sky, MT


MORE FROM REALTOR:


___

It is now marketed as the UFO Dome on vacation rental websites, but originally it was known as the Yaca Dome.

Named after the designer Joseph Yacaboniwho built the first Yaca Dome near Pittsburgh in the 1960s, this structure was built to withstand earthquakes and wind speeds of up to 400 km/h.

Yacaboni built a few dozen of these houses across the country. At least 10 of the domes remain in the Lake Placid area, de Filippi says, but many have not been maintained.

“I see the value of these houses,” he says. “It feels good to get something like this and make it even better.”

The house hasn’t been on the rental market for very long, but has already had a number of bookings.

“The perfect tenants are people who either like sci-fi stuff, aliens, or space,” he says. “It could even be a family that just wants to relax and have a good time enjoying the local attractions and all that the house has to offer.”

Now interior

Michael by Filippi

interior before

Immobilienmakler.com

Now interior

Michael by Filippi

Now interior

Michael by Filippi

Now interior

Michael by Filippi

Now interior

Michael by Filippi

Now outside

Michael by Filippi

The post Newly Remodeled UFO Dome Home Hits the Rental Market appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®.


Share.

About Author

Comments are closed.