Unique UFO home sells

Caretaker John Tomlins with the Warrington spaceship house. Photos: Stephen Jaquiery
Caretaker John Tomlins with the Warrington spaceship house. Photos: Stephen Jaquiery

Warrington's UFO house has sold.

The flying saucer-shaped home in Park Rd, Warrington, was listed on Trade Me on September 4.

That listing had since generated almost 50,000 views, resulting in the home selling by Monday.

The home was owned in trust by Christchurch woman Juanita Clearwater and her family.

She had bought the rare Futuro one-bedroom, one-bathroom house from previous owner Auckland businessman Grant Major about 2013.

Mr Major had earlier bought it in 2009, planning to move it to Auckland.

But it never left Warrington, and he was also a reluctant seller, who missed the special house.

The unearthly looking visitor was designed in 1968 by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen, and built under licence in Christchurch in 1972.

It may have been first used at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, before being refitted as a house and relocated to Warrington in 1975 where it has become a landmark.

Mrs Clearwater was born in Dunedin, grew up there, attending Moreau College, and has lived in Christchurch since 1980.

Comments

Use them once a year. By the time you get back, everyone is really old.