Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Flying Saucer HouseMartian getaway dream home, made of white concrete. With retractable stairs...and there's enough space underneath to park a car.
- Signal Mountain Blvd, Signal Mountain, TN
- North of Chattanooga. I-24 exit 178. North on US Hwy 27 for four miles. Exit onto Signal Mountain Rd, and drive northwest for three miles. The Flying Saucer House will be on your left, about halfway up the mountain, at the intersection of Palisades Rd.
- Private home - visible from street.
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Flying Saucer House
Flying Saucer House
The Flying Saucer House on Signal Mountain just outside of Chattanooga, TN, is well maintained. An internet search indicates it is now available as a vacation rental.
Road is busy, but there is a place to pull off, as well as the side road that the house is on. It is in a dangerous curve so be carefull![Erik, 08/06/2011]
I have visited this unique "Space House," located on Signal Mountain, numerous times. It was owned by my grandparents for many years until approximately five years ago they sold it and moved back to their other home in Michigan. It has a drop-down airplane door which leads into a bar area with 13 mirrors on the wall. You then take a few steps up a spiral staircase that lands you on the main level. Here you find a living room, kitchen with eating area (with a balcony looking over the highway), two large bedrooms and two full baths (one very large with a large round stone tub). From the living room there are a few steps that take you to a small "landing" that leads you to the third bedroom. This is a completely round interior room with no closet. There are small ceiling lights around the edge of the circle. A very fun house. My boys loved visiting and telling their friends that their gr-grandparents lived in a spaceship. It would be a fun house to stay for a weekend with friends. My grandparents are very cool people who loved this house! I heard it just sold again. This time to someone who is planning to rent it out. Check it out![Tonya Beardslee, 07/23/2009]
We followed the other folks' directions and came up the mountain and there it was. Awesome to see. There is a pull-off spot across the street from the house. It is still for sale by some company called Quest. There was no one there, so we stopped in the driveway on the street beside the house, which was much safer to use.[Brandon Lunday, 07/03/2009]
UFO "Space" House Auction
The flying saucer-shaped "Space House" on Chattanooga's Signal Mountain will be sold in an auction on March 15, 2008. It's not a Futuro saucer house, but a more custom dwelling, white with windows girdling the center and a balcony facing the woods. The Space House is suspended on six concrete pillars with 2,000 square feet of living space that includes three bedrooms and two bathroom.
Owned for a long time by a mysterious-but-friendly (our favorite combination) couple, the house was first reported on sale in Spring 2007.
Call the auction team at 423-473-9545 for more information. [Thanks to Robot Greg for the tip][RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 03/02/2008]
Flying Saucer House - Vague Recollections
Twelve years ago I was in college, selling books door-to-door to pay my credit hour fees. I was with a girl who was teaching me how to sell - it was my first night. We walked up to this house and just gawked, it was so out of place with the rest of the "average middle-America" looking neighborhood.
I don't remember how we got their attention, but the residents dropped a staircase out of the bottom of the "ship", just like in the movies. An elderly lady asked if we'd like to see their home, and we walked up into it. I'll tell you, the people are nice though not very talkative. Very nice though. The inside is eclectic city. Black and white checkered floor, a suit of mail, a stuffed panther coffee table...very very interesting.
I was trying to be polite, and so I didn't ask many questions and we were only there long enough to show our books and leave. But I kick myself everyday for not asking why they chose the design for the house.
The two elderly people, strangest of all, were dressed in quite normal attire. I think the man was wearing a mechanics overalls. The only reason I pause to comment is because - now a teacher - I was telling my students about this interesting experience and promised them I'd check online to find out if it had all been a dream! Nope...! The Flying Saucer House remains the single most baffling, yet intriguing, thing I have ever seen, next to a David Lynch movie.[Adam Ferguson, 02/13/2007]