Bonkers geodesic futuristic homes of Idaho Falls

Jesse sez, ""Growing up in Idaho Falls, Idaho was strange enough but I always wondered what was up with this collection of futuristic hippy homes in my neighborhood above I.F. (called Rimrock Estates, in Ammon, ID). The place is overrun with starter castles today, yet these architectural anomalies built sometime in the early 80's, presumably by the same developer continue to amaze. I've actually been in two or three of them, this pyramid shaped one being the coolest. A nuclear family including two fraternal twin piano prodigies lived there. Fitting somehow."

The Geodesic Homes of Idaho Falls, Idaho (Thanks, Jesse!)


  1. I love Geodesic dome houses. The one pictured in this post is not one, but four of the six at the linked post are.

    1. Neither the title of this article, nor the one to which this article links, refers to geodesic domes. After some investigation, geodesic pyramids do exist – an excellent example of one can be seen on the Wikipedia page for Magnets (and contains the words “geodesic pyramid” in its caption):

      From the diagram on that page, it can be seen that the vertices of each triangle lie flat against the plane of the overall triangle, rather than sticking out in the manner of a geodesic dome.

      Therefore, I would politely contend that the pyramid home may well be geodesic – we simply cannot see the internal structure for empirical proof.

  2. Maybe someday they can have a showing of “Twin Falls Idaho,” the film about some twins in Twin Falls Idaho, directed by the Polish twins, there in the house near Idaho Falls where the twin piano prodigies lived. That would be nice.

  3. Honestly, Jesse Walker from, I am reeling from the shock that these are in Ammon and I have never seen them. How is that possible? As a dome-insider, I hang my head in shame. I’m sure worthier siblings would know the back story to these. Meanwhile, I am wild about the pyramid. –RSouth, SLC

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