TheFuturoHouse.com | Latest Site News & Updates
- Location | 22 Lake Road, Kaimaumau, Northland, 0486, New Zealand (No longer at this location)
- Lat/Long | 34°55'11.03"S 173°15'56.96"E (No longer at this location)
- Current Location | 56 McRoberts Rd, Ohoka 7475, New Zealand
- Current Lat/Long | 43°21'5.08"S 172°31'53.10"E
- Image By Sarah Horth | 040312
- Google Street View | February 2010 (No longer at this location)
- Latest Confirmation | 062313
Information Update History
Nick has now confirmed that this Futuro has been moved to Ohoka, New Zealand
; a town some 30 km or so north of Christchurch.
We heard from Nick McQuoid, owner of the Kaimaumau Futuro, this morning. Nick is in process of relocating the Kaimaumau Futuro; we do not know where she is going but Nick was kind enough to send us some photos that show the process of disassembly. Thanks Nick.
A day or two ago we were contacted by this Futuro's new owner, Nick McQuoid. Nick, who hails from Rangiora had been looking for a Futuro for a couple of years but (we are guessing like many who would love to be the proud owner of a Futuro) he was suffering "sticker shock" at the astonishing amount of money wanted for some examples. Then he found this "bargain" and hence the very quick sale. Of his new Futuro Nick says this:
"She needs a bit of work to bring her back to her former glory, but over all shes in amazing original condition"
Nick also kindly sent us the photos below. So - a big thank you Nick - enjoy your new home and your new Futuro.
Thanks to a follow up from Sarah Horth of "Retromania - all things retro and vintage in New Zealand"
(Dead link - see pdf here
) we can now confirm that the Futuro, along with the house and land was a package deal. Furthermore it apparently sold within days of going on the market. One lucky buyer as far as we are concerned! Thanks so much for the additional information Sarah.
Original Information 062312
Browsing the web recently searching for Futuro "stuff" we happened across the Blog "Retromania - all things retro and vintage in New Zealand"
(Dead link - see pdf here
) and an April 2012 post which was about a Futuro for sale in New Zealand. To be honest we are not sure if the Futuro itself was for sale or if the property upon which it sat AND the Futuro were for sale and in any case we are assuming it has since sold because the sale listings appear to have gone.
We have not been able to find any other information about this Futuro so if you know anything or have photographs you could share please let us know
None currently known.
Personal correspondence with new owner Nick McQuoid 062313.