California’s 'Flintstone House' Is Up For Sale
If four walls and a roof isn’t your idea of a dream home, you might want to consider an iconic Bay Area property currently on the market for something a bit more exciting. To begin with, it's known as "The Flintstone House."
The Hillsborough, California experimental home was designed by architect William Nicholson and built in 1976. Every surface of the structure is round and, as the realty page explains, was made by spraying shotcrete onto steel rebar and mesh frames over inflated aeronautical balloons. It was originally white, but the current owners painted it bright orange and purple years ago, making it even more visible from nearby Interstate 280.
The three-bedroom, two-bath house has about 2700 square feet, and the interior design was modeled to match the design aesthetic of the exterior. Architect Eugene Tsui did the kitchen, and other artists were commissioned to contribute other one-of-a-kind elements throughout the house.
The Flintstone House has actually been on the market for nearly a year. It was originally selling for $4.2 million and can now be yours for just $3,195,000. To see more photos of the home and take a 3D virtual tour, visit Alain Pinel Realtors’ listing site.
A word of warning to prospective buyers: California is actually home to another so-called Flintstone House, which was built by Dick Clark in 1970. The home wasn’t inspired by some intense fascination with the modern Stone Age family, but as a way of trying to appease the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, who didn’t want the broadcaster to build there at all.
[h/t Apartment Therapy]
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