Inside the abandoned UFO home once worth $1.6 million – Love Property August 28, 2020

I saw this recently on Love Property – Inside the abandoned UFO home once worth $1.6 million: Longer article with plenty of pictures.

A landmark of the Florida Keys, this futuristic 1970s home was once a stark contrast to the grand mega-mansions that now pepper the affluent coastline. Left vacant for many years, the UFO house sadly fell into a state of disrepair, but it was last valued at a jaw-dropping $1.6 million (£1.2m). Captured by photographer Bullet of Abandoned Florida, this architectural wonder has a fascinating story – and a sad ending…

Once a familiar sight in the village of Islamorada, the unusual home has a relatively secretive backstory. One of the few facts we know for certain is that the UFO house originally belonged to Henry Casimir Ruzakowski, a seaplane engineer and pilot who emigrated from Poland to the United States around 1920.

According to the Miami Herald, Ruzakowski travelled to Peru in search of gold in the mid-1950s. Yet as well as unearthing riches, he also found love – his future wife, Patricia. The two quickly married and had three children: Patricia, Henry and Edmund. Years later, they moved to the Florida Keys where they purchased an attractive waterfront plot overlooking Snake Creek. It was here that they planned to build a family home.


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3 Responses to Inside the abandoned UFO home once worth $1.6 million – Love Property August 28, 2020

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    What an interesting looking home!

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