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On the market: A fully preserved 1960s Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France

A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France
A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France

Apologies if the details of this are a little vague. That’s purely down to us knowing only a limited amount about this particular Futuro House for sale. But we know enough to get excited.

A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France
A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France

It is for sale via an estate agent and pitched as a holiday home, but without a location as such. Presumably you will need to get it shipped to a piece of land yourself.

A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France
A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France

That might not be as hard as you initially think, as the prefabricated Futoro is ‘completely removable’. It consists of 16 sections, each bolting together to create the eight-metre (diameter) space age, almost alien-like structure. So not exactly a small job in terms of work or cost, but perhaps a little less than expected.

A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France
A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France

This one also has the original ‘Futoro’ sleeper chairs still in place, which is a huge bonus. Beyond that, it is a space just waiting for a use or an upgrade for the 21st century.

A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France
A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France

As you might know, these things are becoming much harder to find as time passes. Designed by by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen, less than 100 of the designs were actually put into production in the late 1960s and early ’70s and a good number of those fibreglass structures would have perished over time. So finding out in this kind of condition really is something special.

A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France
A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France

The agent describes this as ‘a true collector’s item’, which is pretty much what this is. Although it could, of course, still be used as some kind of wonderfully wacky weekend residence. Possibly, if you have the garden, the best home office ever too.

A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France
A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France

If you want it, you will need to offer something in the region of €130,000.

Images and details courtesy of Architecture de Collection. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France
A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France
A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France
A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France
A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France
A fully preserved Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in France