Yabba dabba doo! The famous Flintstone House in Hillsborough, CA has hit the market for $4.2 million. The eye-catching amorphous home is well known by generations of San Francisco Bay Area residents who see the colorful building as an iconic landmark of Highway 280. The inside of the 2,370-square-foot hilltop home, however, has long remained a mystery—until a few days ago, when listing agent Judy Meuschke finally revealed images of the stunning interior.
Designed by architect William Nicholson, the eccentric home was built in 1976 as a three-bedroom and two-bath property. The architect created the dome shapes by spraying shotcrete on top of wire mesh and steel rebar. The rounded exterior was originally white, however, the home was repainted orange with a single purple dome. This unusual shape earned the 45 Berryessa Way property the nickname the “Flintstone House” after its resemblance to the architecture in a 1960s cartoon about a Stone Age family. The quirky building is so famous that it even has its own Wikipedia page.
Unsurprisingly, the interior is also quite unusual. Rounded doorways, windows, and domed skylights punctuate the white textured concrete walls, while orange furnishings provide a contrasting pop of color. The most eye-catching room in the house is the kitchen designed by San Francisco Bay Area architect Eugene Tsui.
Listing agent Judy Meuschke told NBC News that the homeowner, who wanted to remain private, is simply “moving on” after 19 years. “You can see by her artwork and her furnishings and the things she collected that she loved this place,” Meuschke adds. According to Redfin, the last time the Flintstone House was sold was in 1996 for $800,000.
Via NBC News
Images via Judy Meuschke Facebook