Saturday, July 30, 2005

Futuro info

Faithful GreeneSpace readers will remember that I have a weakness the artifacts of 20th century futurism, like the Futuro House. Thursday's home section of the NYT had a nice feature on this amazing prefabricated structure.

The interesting thing about this story is that it's basically about a web site: Richard Pisani's People contribute to the site with Futuro sitings from all over the world. (Only about 80 of them are known to be left, most, for some reason, in New Zealand.)

My own picture of the one on Hatteras is filed under North Carolina. Along with more pictures is more information.

The Hatteras house, now silver, used to be green. It was on the other side of Hwy. 12, and it was a hot dog stand (scroll down). Paul and I remembered that much. What we didn't know is that it was buffeted about by Hurricane Dennis (1999). That's when it was moved to the other side of the road. But how did it land on Hatteras in the first place, and when? Who owns it now and what is its future?

Much about this Futuro House remains shrouded in mystery.

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