Frisco, North Carolina: Outer Banks Futuro House

A shiny silver flying saucer house -- about as way, way out as you can get and still be on dry land. The portable, prefabricated home was designed in 1968 by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. Its owner, LeRoy Reynolds, sometimes dresses in a green alien suit to greet visitors.
Address:
Hwy. 12, Frisco, NC
Directions:
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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Futuro House

I have talked to the owner of the UFO House, who has had it since 2000-something. He said he was told by the town to close the door and seal it up. He said no. They are currently letting him use it for storage. The door is always down, so I took a peek inside. It's hot and not real functional. The house is now the mascot of the local art gallery.

[eric fey, 08/01/2017]

Despite the overreaction of these particular town officials, other Futuro houses are successfully inhabited as homes.

Futuro saucer house.

Spaceship with a Martian

A silver spaceship with a green Martian looking out of one of its windows. The landing steps are open and a sign out front says, "Believe."

[Maggie Roberts, 10/15/2016]

Futuro.

Outer Banks Futuro House

Looks to be occupied presently, but needs a little TLC. A receptacle near the front door asks for donations.

[Linda Hirw, 12/28/2015]

Futuro house.

Futuro - UFO House

The Outer Banks Futuro House is visible right from Hwy 12. It's on the left when heading south.

[Jim Black, 08/23/2015]

Futuro house.

Futuro House

The house is on the south (ocean) side of Hwy 12 within the broad area of Frisco. It is in the Allender Construction yard. A nearby merchant said that sometimes a man dresses up as an alien so visitors can have photos taken.

[Beverly Watkins, 05/12/2015]

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British Cemetery on U.S. SoilBritish Cemetery on U.S. Soil, Buxton, NC - 4 mi.
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Graveyard of the Atlantic MuseumGraveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras, NC - 6 mi.
In the region:
Wright Brothers First Flight, Kill Devil Hills, NC - 53 mi.

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