7900 SW 77th Ave, Miami, FL
For sale: $3.575 million
This dome home looks like it's straight out of Morocco, but instead, it's sitting in Miami and waiting for a buyer.
"It's really unique," said listing agent Teresita Shelton of Shelton and Stewart Realtors, LLC. "There are no staircases."
Instead of stairs or steps, a maze of ramps are housed under a massive Taj Mahal-looking dome.
"The dome is what stands out," Shelton said. "The pool is also really different."
Mimicking the dome's curved shape, a backyard tile pool has the feel of a lazy river with palm trees at every turn. Inside, the tropical marvel continues.
Spanning 9,893 square feet, the interior boasts six bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, a banquet-size dining room, ballroom-sized living room and a movie theater. The main living spaces are formal while the walls are covered with colorful, eclectic paintings — a sign of the seller's artistic taste.
"The present owner is an artist from Vietnam," explained Shelton. "She promotes peace [with her work]."
Anna Huong, founder of Miami's Peace Mural Foundation, bought the home with her husband, Glen Ryals, in 1995. The couple restored the property, formerly known as Gloria's Palace, in 2006. They've since renamed it the Art Palace.
"It's a very peaceful house," said Shelton, who is hoping to attract an art or nature lover looking for a one-of-a-kind retreat.