Black Hills Homes

Riley Domes

Monolithic domes, made of concrete and steel, are the strongest, safest structures in the world. They use up to 75% less energy for heating/cooling and can withstand hurricane and tornado force winds, Domes cannot burn or be eaten by termites. Similar in construction to the 2,000 year-old Pantheon, it’s lifespan is immeasurable. Monolithic dome stadiums, schools, and homes have been built in almost every state and many countries throughout the world. Ours will be the world’s first dome built specifically for apartments and condominiums.

Please view the 8 minute video “Introduction to Monolithic Domes” to view these amazing buildings to get a glimpse of what many of our future buildings will look like. A description of our apartment/condominium dome is listed below. Click the links at the top of this page for extensive articles and photos of domes.

Dome Specs
Diameter: 110’
Height: 38’
Number of units: 36. 
First floor: (10) 2 bedroom units, (2) 1 bedroom units
Second floor: (10) 2 bedroom units, (2) 1 bedroom units
Third floor: (12) 1 bedroom units

One of the highlights of the dome will be a 700 sq. ft. commons area (30’ diameter) located in the center of the dome on the 1st and 2nd floors. This will be a gathering place for residents who can simply step out their front door to meet with family, friends and neighbours in a safe, secure environment. In the middle of the commons area will be a fireplace and waterfall for sound effect.

The 2nd and 3rd floors will be assessed by steps or elevator. Residents entering the 2nd floor commons area will be greeted with a dramatic Tuscan décor reminiscent of old time Italy with walls extending 28’ to the top of the dome.

The 3rd floor will have a circular walk around area looking down to the 2nd floor commons area. These units will have great views from their outer decks.

Riley domes will fill the increased housing needs of seniors, students, worker specific industries, and our growing population. As utility costs continue to rise, and natural disasters caused by earthquakes, wind, and fire escalate, there will be no safer, better investment than a dome.

1st & 2nd Floor