Sci-Fi Houses You'd Want To Live In

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House-hunting can be hellish, with its gazumping, conveyancing and endless euphemisms for the word ‘pokey’. But somehow down the years the protagonists in some of our favourite sci-fi movies have managed to lay their futuristic hands on a portfolio of prime real estate. Should any of these properties come onto the market, the punters will all be rushing for their mortgage broker, so we’ve got our Kirstie-and-Phil on to explore the best in intergalactic des res.


Lars Farmstead, Tatooine
200,000 Galactic Credits

To the untrained eye, this is a nondescript moisture farm on a barren stretch of Tatooine. But to the savvy, it’s a blue riband investment that’s all sizzle - especially during the scorchy summer months. Handily placed for the Jundland Wastes, and with Jabba’s Palace a mere land-speeder ride away, there are plenty of good reasons to stay home. And what a home! The ultimate in subterranean chic, there’s nowhere better to welcome passing Jawa traders.

As seen in: Star Wars: A New Hope

Features

  • Moisture vaporators
  • Womp rat shooting range
  • Ample speeder parking
  • Twin sun-lounging deck

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Sleeper House, Colorado
$1.5m

Sleeper

Don’t be deterred by Forbes’ claim that this is “the ugliest mansion in America”! Although this looks a bit like a giant clam with teeth, it’s the perfect bolthole for any cryogenetic time-traveller to thaw out. Light, airy and with private off-road parking for your bubble car, this has everything amenity that a villainous organisation could require. It was purchased for $1.5m in 2010; just imagine what it will be worth in 2173.

As seen in: Sleeper

Features

  • Modernist architecture
  • Verdant vegetable garden
  • Mountain vistas
  • Quarters for robot butler

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Sleeper


James T. Kirk’s Quarters, San Francisco
50 Bars Of Gold-Pressed Latinum

Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan

A sleek, modernist pad for the discerning spacefarer, this 2285-vintage unit comes with dazzling views across the Golden Gate Bridge and Presidio to Starfleet Headquarters, a combination of old and new world charms, and plenty of room to swing a Ceti eel. Seen here tastefully decorated with ancient artefacts and telescopes, it’s the perfect 'launch pad' to the far reaches of the galaxy – or the sofa, if you’d rather.

As seen in: Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan

Features

  • Extensive storage for 20th century antiques
  • Walk-in wardrobe for skintight trousers and girdles
  • Fireplace for cogitation
  • KHAAAAN-venient ensuite bathrooms

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Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan


Korben’s Apartment, South Brooklyn, New York
500 credits per month

The Fifth Element

A bijou property brimming with modcons, this is the ideal space for the urban professional to unwind after a long day stopping the Great Evil. It’s the latest in ‘smart accommodation’, combining cigarette dispensing technology, slide-away bedding, automated cat flap and high security to block out whatever catastrophe is befalling civilisation at the time – although a hidden window does allow for Chinese food delivery.

As seen in: The Fifth Element

Features

  • Innovative weapons cache
  • Wipe-down floors for peroxide spillages
  • Parking for flying taxi
  • Low risk of gazumping

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The Fifth Element


Sam Lowry’s Flat
£47,000

Brazil

Charming and compact, this bleeding-edge bachelor pad will do all the hard work for you. A haven for the time-poor apparatchik, it boasts all the in-built gadgetry you could possibly need, from self-running taps to auto-boiling kettle, all serviced by a tangle-free network of cables and piping. Looking for futurama luxury? Why wait: this property is now-arama!

As seen in: Brazil

Features

  • Totalitarian security services
  • State-sanctioned plumbing
  • Neutral colour schemes
  • Auto-toaster

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Brazil


Valley Forge, Outer Space
Price on application

Silent Running

Tired of the rat race? Then this ‘launch pad’ is for you. Mingling the very latest in intergalactic transportation with all the creature comforts of an environmentalist idyll, this starry retreat will blast away the stresses of modern life – and potentially all life as we know it – with a geodesic getaway that will be the envy of your distant peers. All you’ll need is an Oyster Card, Zones 1-700 billion.

As seen in: Silent Running

Features

  • Tranquil arboreal ambience with no close neighbours
  • Self-grocerising produce zone
  • Adorable robotic assistants
  • Nuclear capability

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Silent Running, Robot


Quaid’s Apartment, The Colony
$320,000

Total Recall

This recently refurbished property is ideally located in the heart of the bustling Colony in the former Australia. Its split-level lay-out, mezzanines and dazzlingly appointed terrace afford all the living space a well-heeled factory worker could possibly require, not to mention ample room for a physical altercation and commensurate opportunities for a time-efficient parkour-based getaway should the situation require. No background checks required.

As seen in: Total Recall

Features

  • A brief Glide Train ride to work, handy for the Fall to the United Federation Of Britain.
  • River views
  • Multi-screen plasma viewing station
  • Perfect for the newly single, recall-challenged individual

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Total Recall


The Swintons' House, Upstate New York
Price on application

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

Located in a picturesque setting, this is an exception property for any young family to raise its robot offspring. Light, airy and full of storage space for your auto-sprog to keep its super toys, its open-plan living spaces will delight you on the long summer days of a globally-warmed future. Expansive gardens and a swimming pool will give your ‘bot boy room to grow.

As seen in: A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

Features

  • Cybertronic
  • Modern fittings and fixtures
  • Enchanting arboreal setting
  • Lighting by J. Kaminski Fittings & Fixtures

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence - Dinner


1407 Graymalkin Lane, New York
$37m

X-Men First Class Mansion

A rural school conversion with a rich history, this opulently presented “X”mansion is a highly sought-after address. Its gothic spires announce it to the surrounding countryside and make it a statement house for the rich, powerful or genetically different. Extensive gardens and maze will delight house guests, who can be accommodated in its chic, dormatory-style bedrooms. Could be renovated for use as a school or hotel; neighbours show tolerant attitudes to mutants.

As seen in: X-Men: First Class

Features

  • Desirable Westchester location
  • Basketball court concealing stealth-jet parking
  • High-tech "danger room" style gym facility
  • Extensive wood panelled living space

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X-Men: First Class


John Preston's Flat, Libria
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