The house of the past’s future

January 22, 2008 at 10:33 pm 2 comments

(Jon) While we await some architects to respond to the last post and show off some neighbor-friendly modern housing that’s isn’t a throwback to the Victorian era, here’s an idea from the past — the 1971 fab prefab Venturo:

The advertising pitch, from

“A lake, land and sea, a beautiful valley, incomparably compatible settings for your individualized Venturo. This is real vacation living — and you get it instantly, maintenance free because Venturo’s exteriors are in fibreglass, anodized aluminum and glass.”

Plop one of these babies into West Central, and you’ll have the most popular fondue parties on the block. Read the groovy post over at


Entry filed under: Architecture, Jon Swerens, Urbanism. Tags: , , .

Must New Urbanism look old? Do you want this in your neighborhood?


  • 1. Scott Greider  |  January 23, 2008 at 12:42 am

    The orange car is what I really want!

  • 2. Karen  |  February 1, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    It looks like my very first clock radio.


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