Just when we thought we had seen every shape, style and size of house known to man, a new one emerges and surprises us. Such is the case with a home in Hillsborough, California, that has been dubbed the “Flintstone House” due to its resemblance to the home Fred and Wilma Flintstone inhabited in the animated 1960s sitcom, The Flintstones.
The dome-shaped home was designed and built in the 1970s by William Nicholson and was actually inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. It sat vacant for a number of years until the 3000-foot-home was purchased by retired media mogul Florence Fang in 2017 for $2.8 million. Soon after purchasing the home that was already a Bay Area landmark, Fang began decorating the property with dinosaur statues, Flintstone character statues and more.
The eccentric decor led to a lawsuit being filed against Fang by the town of Hillsborough for failing to receive permits to place statues, “Yabba dabba do” signs and more in her yard that is easily visible from the interstate. Fang and the town recently reached a settlement that will allow her quirky home, purple and orange paint and all, to remain.