The Crazy, Trippy New-Age Dome House I Saw Before "MTV Cribs"

Complete with dolphin fountain!
Publish date:
August 12, 2011
new-agey, domes

Here you are enjoying scenes from Xanadu. Not the movie, not the Broadway musical, not the resort in Belize or the rock club in Asbury Park where Bruce Springsteen debuted his “Dancing in the Dark” video before it turned into a gay disco.

This Xanadu is a series of rainbow-colored spray concrete domes in Sedona, Arizona, which is a residential home to a family of five. That's two parents -- a mother and a father -- and three daughters: Iam (pronounced "I am"), Star and Now.

I had the honor of attending a Winter Solstice celebration there last December, where I hung out with stuffed animals and dolphin fountains. The bongos were out in full force. Driving away from the place, the car wouldn’t start until we touched a special spot on the dashboard, and then a pack of wolves hanging out in the middle of the highway stared us down for a good while.

Last night it was featured on MTV Cribs, if anyone still watches that. And if you saw it, I’d love to know your take on the place.