A round house is being built in Shelton

Circular living is coming to residence on Nells Rock Road

Shelton contractor Yvon Rodrigue is building a round house for a client on Nells Rock Road. “It will be very unique around here,” he said of the structure’s shape.

Shelton contractor Yvon Rodrigue is building a round house for a client on Nells Rock Road. “It will be very unique around here,” he said of the structure’s shape.

It’s not every day that you see a round house, but one is now being built on Nells Rock Road in Shelton. The contractor, Yvon Rodrigue, said the almost 2,000-square-foot home is being custom-built for a client.

It’s the first circular house he’s ever constructed. “It will be very unique around here,” said Rodrigue, adding that round houses can be found more often in some other parts of the country, especially in the West.

Many drivers passing by the construction site seem to be intrigued with the structure because of its unique shape.

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Looking at the ceiling structure of the round house, which will have three bedrooms. The builder said round houses are very structural strong.

The frame and outer walls have been completed, and the windows could be installed soon. The new homeowners are expected to move in sometime in December.

Rodrigue is owner of Yvon Rodrigue Custom Homes and Remodeling of Shelton, where he also lives.

 

Many interior design options

Rodrigue said the inside of a round house offers many design options. This home will have two bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the kitchen in the center. There will be a two-door attached garage.

The circular house on Nells Rock Road is being built on a lot with a lot of ledge.

The circular house on Nells Rock Road is being built on a property lot with a lot of ledge.

He said the one-acre property presented many challenges because of all the ledge. “The lot was very tough,” he said.

A small house that once stood on the property, closer to the road, has been demolished.

Rodrigue said round houses are “very strong” buildings because they have no structural weak spots. “It’s also very good when it comes to the wind,” he said.

 

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