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Covington – 224 Wright St.

Posted: October 10th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Covington, Residential | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »
Futuro House 224 Wright St - Covington

Photo: kymodern staff

Covington can boast of having one of the rarest prefab houses of all time: the Futuro! Less than 100 of these flying saucer inspired plastic and fiberglass homes were built. Designed in Finland in 1968 by Matti Suurone, the Futuro was originally purposed as a vacation home. Rising oil prices led to skyrocketing plastic costs and was one factor that doomed the Futuro. It is believed that there are less than 60 still standing today.Nestled on a Covington hillside, the Futuro is visible from the KY-Ohio Brent Spence Bridge, especially in the fall. It is still in use as a private residence.

Property Type: Residential
Year Built: circa 1970
Sq. Footage: approx. 525 (per Futuro blueprint)

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