Futuristic 1960s House Looked Just Like A UFO

You can spot that spacey, curvy, 1960s style just about anywhere. Think The Jetsons, but in real life, with lots of UFO-shaped furniture, sea-creature-like lamps, and plenty of shag carpeting.

Of course, most people opted for a milder look in their homes so they could stay on-trend without going overboard, and making sure that their houses stayed timeless enough to not have to replace everything when the next new fad came along.

And then there were the people who bought Futuro Houses.

Designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen, the Futuro was a prefabricated house made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic and shaped like a giant flying saucer. There was even a hatch door to get in and out.

In all, only about 100 were built in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but even today they have kind of a cult status among design and architecture fans. And they actually are kind of adorable, in an alien craft sort of way.

Living in an alien pod is actually something that people have been interested in doing all throughout the 20th century, especially when space exploration became a reality and the future was looking bright. People still make UFO-like houses, even ones that rotate to fully take advantage of the view!

Would you have lived in a Futuro? Check out the Futuro below, both in the past and present, and let us know what you think.

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