Outer Banks UFO House- Frisco NC
Posted by: kJfishman
N 35° 14.930 W 075° 36.546
18S E 444587 N 3900808
Quick Description: Outer Banks UFO House- Frisco NC, a unique UFO shaped house on the Outer Banks.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2011 1:52:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMCPPZ
Unique UFO shaped house on the Outer Banks.
"A shiny silver "Futuro" house -- about as way, way out as you can get and still be on dry land. The portable, prefabricated home design from 1968 is by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen.
Hwy. 12, Frisco, NC
Hwy 12 around 52 miles south of the intersection of US 64/264 (Whalebone). Roughly midway between the towns of Buxton and Hatteras in Frisco, on the south side." (visit link
"The Finnish architect Matti Suuronen designed and built a series of ovaloid, flying-saucer-like houses out of fibreglass in the late 1960s. He called them Futuro. Suuronen's houses were comfortably large but light enough to be carried to remote sites by helicopter.
The Futuro is approx. 11 feet high and 26 feet across. A hatch door in its lower half opened down to reveal steps, like the door of a small airplane, and led into a room outfitted with six plastic bed-chair combinations and a central fireplace slab, as well as a kitchenette, a bathroom and one small bedroom.
Many say the demise of the Futuro was due to the high prices oil reached in the early 1970s', which sent the price of plastic skyrocketing, along with changing fashions. I personally think it was the lack of closet space which really turned off most women.. and of course the men could not convince them that this was a wise purchase.
There are about 96 Futuros out there somewhere and hopefully"
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