Yesterday's House Of The Future Went Cheap

You 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.

According 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.

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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.

Check out some of the other items that Wright just auctioned off:

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Chromium organs made by Atelier Van Lieshout (just $5K, unsold!)

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Acrylic stool by Shiro Kuramata (just $30K, also unsold!)

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Zen Chair by Kwok Hoi Chan (just $2,000, also unsold!)

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Jitterbug Atom by Buckminster Fuller, sold for $3,125.

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Monohex Dome design by Buckminster Fuller, sold for just $3,250.

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4-D House blueprints by Buckminster Fuller, $5,000 to $6,000... amazingly enough, unsold. Make them an offer!

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Non-Symmetrical Tension Integrity by Buckminster Fuller, sold for $2,500.

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Nooo! I wanted a Buckminster Fuller diagram! Damn you rich nerds!

It wouldn't surprise me if those 3-eyed aliens from the Toy Story movies lived in that house in the first picture.