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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Futuro - UFO House - Pensacola Beach, FL

The Futuro - UFO House - Pensacola Beach, FL

From 1968 to 1978 the Finnish company Oy Polykem Ab sold houses like this one known as Futuro II designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. The prefabricated home was assembled in their facility and then flown by helicopter to this spot in Pensacola Beach. The house has one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchen and dining area, and a 23 foot long couch that's by several of the windows. Admit it, you secretly wish this was your house.

Not only is it cool, there's a second reason to love it. Round houses are better able to withstand strong wind as this has outlasted Hurricanes Ivan, Dennis, and any other storm that has come through the Santa Rosa area.

Today, the home is a local landmark, and you can tell the owner embraces the spaceship look with the aliens in the windows. It's located along Via De Luna, which is the most important road through town and used to be highway US98.

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