In the late 1960's, architect Matti Suuronen first designed and built his "house of the future" he named Futuro. The Futuro house may be best known for it's distinct UFO shape. Another unique feature of the house, besides the shape, was the material used to make the home. Made from polyester plastic and fiberglass, Futuro was light enough to be easily transported. The homes UFO design made it easy to heat quickly, which was perfect for colder climates.
In the 1970's, the Futuro house was taken off the market, primarily due to rising oil prices, with only a total of 96 homes ever built. Of those original homes, only around 60 are still in existence.
Residents of Cincinnati are fortunate in that one of the remaining Futuro homes is just a 45 minute road trip away, in Carlisle, Ohio. This home site is actually two silver colored Futuro houses that have been connected by a walkway. Being a private home, this Futuro house is not open to the public. However, it still makes a fun road trip to pass by and take a few pictures of this "home of the future".
Location: The home is located on State Route 123 in Carlisle, Ohio