Aug 21, 2019
The Home Of The Future
Futuro House (1968)
Futuro Corporation - Philadelphia, PA
The UFO building that was used in the Star Trek, Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back attraction at Morey's Pier in the late 70's and early 80's was designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. The Futuro Corporation created 96 of these beginning in 1968 with approximately 60 still in existence today.
Five years ago, the one that was used in the Wildwood ride was put up for sale on eBay for $29,900. It was in Berlin, New Jersey at the time. The seller shared this document with the dimensions of the fiberglass and plastic structure, as well as an original floor plan and publicity photos that show how it can be turned into a living space.
After the sale, the Futuro House was transported to 390 Hancock Harbor Road in Greenwich, NJ. Five months ago, photographer Jeff Heilman shared a short video of the inside and outside of the structure. Sadly, it has not been turned into a home, but it's been preserved and remains an attraction in New Jersey.
For more information on the former Wildwood attraction and the remaining structures, check out TheFuturoHouse.com. They do an excellent job keeping track of the remaining Futuro Houses with photos and videos of each of them that are still known to be in existence.