The Futuro House

The Futuro House was conceived by Matti Suuronen in 1968 as a "portable" ski chalet. It is an iconic piece of architecture and this site is devoted to documenting the history of the Futuro and the current status and whereabouts of the remaining examples. | Latest Site News & Updates

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Location Information

Kaimaumau - Sarah Horth - 040312

  • Location | Museum Of Old & New Art, 655 Main Road, Berriedale Tasmania 7011, Australia
  • Lat/Long | 42°48'42.94"S 147°15'33.99"E
  • Previous Locations | Ohoka, New Zeakland & 22 Lake Road, Kaimaumau, Northland, 0486, New Zealand
  • Previous Lat/Long | Unknown & 34°55'11.03"S 173°15'56.96"E
  • Image By Sarah Horth | 040312 (Previous Location Kaimaumau)
  • Google Maps | 041119 (Futuro Not Visible)
  • Latest Confirmation | 080618
Info, History, Photos

Information Update History

Original Information 081218

Prior to 2013 this Futuro was located in Kaimaumau, New Zealand. In 2013 Nick McQuoid purchased it and moved it to Rangiora. In 2018 Nick sold the Futuro to the Museum Of Old & New Art in Berriedale, Tasmania; a northern suburb of Hobart.

The sale is particularly notable in that, with a sale price of $260K new Zealand dollars (about $175k US dollars at the time of writing), it achieved the highest sale price yet for a Futuro (at least according to our often fallible memory and details we have of sales where we know the sale price). Warrington we believe sold for more but that was not only a Futuro, it included a home and lot.

As of yet we have not come across any photos of this Futuro in its new home or information about its future though given that its new owner is a Museum we are hoping it becomes another Futuro open to the public. If you are aware of any information or have (or know of) any photos of this unit at MONA please let us know.

In Books & Magazines

None currently known.

Latest Confirmation

Personal correspondence with previous owner Nick McQuoid 080618.

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