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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Out of this world home up for sale

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ET's retirement home?

This "spaceship" house went up for auction in Signal Mountain, Tennessee.


You would think that it would be a one of kind. Thanks to the popularity of Star Trek, Star Wars and other science fiction over the years, that isn't the only spaceship house out there.



Greetings Earthlings from Pensacola, Florida

Don't have enough cash to buy your own spaceship house? This one is available for rent in Pensacola Florida.

florida spaceship house

Certainly not in the same league as the Tennessee house, but if you have to live in a spaceship, at least you can start out with something small and work your way up. The top structure is actually a Futuro, set on top of a normal house. futuro houseThe Futuro was designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen back in the late 60's and represents the Utopian design of the era. There are still a few of them around the world (although this is first one that has been added to another structure that I've seen). There was even a film made about them in 1998, titled "Futuro - A New Stance for Tomorrow". For more pictures of Futuros around the country, visit futuro-house.net.

The Spaceship Housing Development

The city of El Paso almost had an entire housing development of spaceship homes. There was going to be a giant lake created behind the homes, but that never happened and the project folded.

texas spaceship house

Influence of Space Age Architecture

The influence of architects like Matt Suuronen can be see across the US in the most unlikely places. This former restaurant The Gobbler located in Madison,Wisconsin has a distinctly space age design. Sadly, the unique building design was not enough to keep the restaurant open.

space age restaurant

Glendale stadiumThe new University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Arizona also has a distinctive "spaceship" look.



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5 Comments:

At 9:25 PM, Anonymous iCalvyn said...

how much it cost for this kind of home... kinda cute

 
At 9:20 PM, Blogger Gena said...

Weird but caught my eye! Good catch.

 
At 10:32 AM, Anonymous Len said...

cool ufo shaped homes.. wish there were more of these around :)

Len
http://www.futurohouse.com

 
At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the futuros are very cool. the one on pensacola beach is mine. looks like that pic was taken after the hurricanes and the ramps are damaged still. spaceships do well in hurricanes. other houses on the island didn't survive.

 
At 7:10 PM, Blogger Drew Poggemann said...

We have one in northern Wisconsin that we rent out as well. www.podupnorth.com. It is really fun owning one of the Futuro homes!

You talk about it holding up well in a hurricane, we had the same type of thing, a tornado 2 years ago. 20+ trees down on our lot with many up-rooted but the Futuro survived with barely a scratch! :)

 

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