This MCM Has a Geodesic Dome in the Backyard, and It’s Everything

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This week’s Inwood National Bank Home of the Week ticks all the right boxes. Midcentury modern home, check. Completely and period-sensitively renovated, check. Geodesic dome in the backyard, check.

Wait what?

Welcome to 8113 Rush Street in Benbrook, located just west of Fort Worth. This four-bedroom, three-bath, 2,431-square-foot home with “party dome” has been a labor of love for sellers Randy and Miriam Reeves. When they first attended an open house for the 1964-built home, they overheard other potential buyers talk about all the remodeling they’d do to make it something they could live with. Chief among them, yank out the dome in the backyard.

“We knew we had to save it,” Miriam told 360 West Magazine for a 2018 feature on the home.

Credit: 360 West Magazine

After they purchased the home in 2015, they got to work on period sensitive updates. “This midcentury modern was blessed to have it new owners take on the task of a $280k restoration,” says listing agent Jenny Capritta of RE/MAX DFW Associates.

Architect Marta Rozanich was hired to ensure design elements stayed as period as possible. Ferrier Custom Homes handled the quality remodel.

A trio of George Nelson Cigar, Saucer, and Ball Bubble pendant lamps and terrazzo floors set the tone for the soaring entryway. A floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace opens to the mid-story living room.

The kitchen features Caesarstone quartz countertops and its original wall oven, painted with a fresh coat of 50s teal. A spiral staircase leads up to a home office loft space. On the top floor, the owner’s suite with customized walk-in closet and new bath Modwalls tile and Nameek’s fixtures, plus two bedrooms. A fourth bedroom is located on the ground floor of this split-level home.

Oh, and don’t think we forgot about the dome. The 1,000-square-foot geodesic is situated just off the limestone patio, enclosed with glass doors and carpeted. Powered and air conditioned, this seems like the perfect place for … well, everything.

Lucky for you, RE/MAX DFW Associates’ Jenny Capritta is flinging open the doors from 1 to 3 p.m. today for an Open House so you can see what the fuss is all about.

8113 Rush Street in Benbrook is listed for $395,000.

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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of CandysDirt.com, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to CandysDirt.com after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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  1. Rabbi Hedda LaCasa says

    A family vacation to the Expo 67 Montreal World Fair including touring the United States Pavilion, a geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller, and Habitat 67, an apartment complex of capriciously arranged concrete boxes by Moshe Safdie. I returned home and to religious school, where the assignment was for each student to report on individuals of profound personal influence. My third grade classmates spoke enthusiastically about parents, second century rabbis, and United States Presidents. However, my narrative about architects Fuller and Safdie culminated in a less than complimentary telephone call from the Director of Curriculum to my father!

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