One of the houses, whose architecture resembles spaceships, was put up for sale in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. Photos of his interior were published in the issue of the men’s magazine Playboy, according to the Daily Mail.
The building, built in the 1970s, is called New Brighton. Along with it, there are 11 similar objects in the country, the concept of which was named Futuro. The architects were inspired to realize the project by the race for space championship, which began in the 1950s – hence the original design of the buildings. Today in New Zealand there are only five of the 12 houses that can be comfortably lived in. The estate agent noted that New Brighton is considered a local landmark and one of the most popular examples of Futuro. At one time, the space design of these houses served as inspiration for the American artist Andy Warhol.
The owners of the site have put the house up for sale for the first time since 1995. They want to get 300 thousand dollars for the object (about 24 million rubles) and offer potential buyers a spacious spherical room, decorated in a futuristic style, with oval windows. Inside there is a kitchen countertop, several soft benches and a rack. You can get into the house through a door with an installed mechanism, in which several cables, if necessary, raise and lower the sash. The owners point out that the structure of the house is mobile, so it can be installed anywhere in the world.
In June 2020, a settlement called Mellonsfalli Ranch was put up for sale in New Zealand for $ 7.5 million (at that time 525 million rubles). Buyers were offered to purchase about ten buildings, including three apartment buildings, a sheriff’s office, a cinema, a courthouse, and a ready-made honey business. The architectural prototype of the place was a small cowboy town in the US state of Wyoming.