Built entirely of plastic and filled with plastic furniture, the unique home showcased a range of revolutionary appliances and wares using the period’s most advanced technology and design. A dishwasher that cleaned with ultrasonic waves, three retractable cold zones (refrigerators) throughout the kitchen that could handle frozen, normal or irradiated foods, an adjustable sink designed to suit a family’s varying heights, climate control that could even direct the scent of roses or salty sea air to any room in the house and a variety of other never-before-seen gadgets could be found throughout the mid-century home. For 10 years the fascinating four-winged family residence was a fixture in Tomorrowland—until the future finally caught up. Outdated by advancements in technology, the decision was made to close the attraction and permanently dismantle the original House of the Future. However, it was so well constructed that when the wrecking ball hit the structure it simply bounced off. The crew was forced to take the house apart manually with crowbars and hacksaws and eventually gave up on the earthquake-rated foundation—remnants of which can still be seen in Pixie Hollow.
By D23′s Marina Draskovic