Best Of 2019

Best UFO Abode: Futuro House

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Finnish architect Matti Suuronen designed less than 100 Futuro houses, or flying saucer-esque homes — and Covington has one of them. It was purchased in 1973 by Rob Detzel, who first saw it in an issue of Family Circle. He made arrangements for its display at a home and garden show, then took it on a tour of sorts; in 1987, it landed (er, was delivered) to its current location. The community embraces its presence, and the Futuro House has even been included in a mural titled “Love the Cov” by Jarrod Becker, on the wall at Kroger’s Covington location. In 2013 Covington Mayor Sherry Carran declared Nov. 2 — the 40th anniversary of its purchase by Detzel — “Futuro House Day,” officially naming the property it is on as “Area 89.” Futuro House, 224 Wright St., Covington.