Frisco, North Carolina: Outer Banks UFO House

A shiny silver "Futuro" house -- about as way, way out as you can get and still be on dry land. The portable, prefabricated home design from 1968 is by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen.
Hwy. 12, Frisco, NC
Hwy 12 around 52 miles south of the intersection of US 64/264 (Whalebone). Roughly midway between the towns of Buxton and Hatteras in Frisco, on the south side.
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Inside the saucer home. Futuro Flying Saucer

This saucer is looking bad. The paint is faded and chipped. There is a large hole on the side. It looks like someone was living in it. On its last leg, we think.

[Dave Worley, 11/23/2013]
UFO - Futuro House Outer Banks UFO

This UFO must have moved, for now it is on the south side of NC Highway 12. Various aliens stare at you from the windows. There is even a matching small boat next to the UFO, which brings up the question: why would aliens with advanced space travel technology need a dinghy?

[Frank Abbott, 08/01/2008]
Futuro House. Futuro - UFO House

My family and I saw this round, silver, alien ship next to a junkyard, while on a vacation to the Outer Banks in NC. About the size of a tow-able camper, it has several port-holes/windows with different alien faces and figures in each window. You can't see inside of it because the windows are blocked with black curtains.

[Nancy, 06/26/2005]
Flying Saucer house. Outer Banks UFO

The (formerly) green UFO located on the NC Outer Banks is now sporting a spiffy new silver paint job. In addition to the new color, the base of the UFO is surrounded by landscaping timbers and pine bark. Looks very nice indeed! The only possible issue with this thing being painted silver is you get a nasty sun glare, but the overall effect is worth the price I suppose.

[Greg Brown, 09/23/2000]
UFO House Futuro - UFO House

Here is a picture of the flying saucer mentioned in the NC Archives. The saucer no longer serves as a restaurant and it sits just off HWY 12 on the NC Outer Banks in (or around) Frisco, NC.

[Greg Brown, 04/29/2000]

This is one of many pre-fab flying saucer homes manufactured in Pennsylvania in the late '60s-early -'70s, dubbed the "Futuro," and created by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. Nov. 2003 update: Dennis Coz reports it is painted shiny silver now, landscaped in a bed of wood chips.

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