November 13, 2013 Mid-Century Modern
Mid-Century Modern Dome on St. Croix – $1.699 Million
With the cold snap this week, I am taking you to the warm Caribbean for this listing that I hope will warm you up. This 1960s house is a mid-century modern dome in St. Croix said to have been built by Nelson Rockefeller as a gift to his wife Happy. “Its believed that Rockefeller chose the most prestigious part of the island on a hilltop with its magnificent views,” the agent says in the listing. “Even today, the locals still refer to the Dome as the ‘Rockefeller House’. While the legend may or may not be true, the Dome, located above Ha’Penny, one of the island’s most pristine beaches, is surrounded by verdant hills and the Caribbean Sea.”
The 4,600 square foot 5 bedroom/3.5 bathroom home sits on a private one plus acre hilltop lot and is built to withstand hurricane force winds. The home has green elements as well, including the roof design, which allows for rain to drain off the home directly in the cistern, thus dramatically reducing water usage and costs.
Here’s the floor plan of the home. I’m ready for the pool and those views.