Yesterday's House Of The Future Went CheapCharlie Jane Anders8/17/09 5:21pmFiled to: Scifi architecturebuildingsArtDesignArchitecturebuckminster fullerretro futurismretro-futurism21EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkYou missed your chance to own a piece of retro-futurist awesomeness. The Futuro House, a Finnish flying-saucer-shaped masterpiece built (wait for it) in 1968, sold at auction for only $50,000. Also auctioned: a Zen chair, and Buckminster Fuller blueprints.AdvertisementAccording to the Futuro House's fansite: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.Wright auction house sold the Futuro House on June 2, with a suggested price of between $50K and $70K, but in the end the house fetched only the bottom end of that range — astonishingly cheap for a house, although maybe it's closer to being a mobile home really.AdvertisementCheck out some of the other items that Wright just auctioned off: Chromium organs made by Atelier Van Lieshout (just $5K, unsold!) Acrylic stool by Shiro Kuramata (just $30K, also unsold!) Zen Chair by Kwok Hoi Chan (just $2,000, also unsold!) Jitterbug Atom by Buckminster Fuller, sold for $3,125. Monohex Dome design by Buckminster Fuller, sold for just $3,250. 4-D House blueprints by Buckminster Fuller, $5,000 to $6,000... amazingly enough, unsold. Make them an offer! Non-Symmetrical Tension Integrity by Buckminster Fuller, sold for $2,500.