Skip to comments.Famous ‘Flintstone House’ gets yabba dabba doo makeover
Posted on 03/18/2018 9:11:56 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
Faced with the sweeping backyard of her newly purchased $2.8 million home, Florence Fang considered her landscaping options. Should she plant some dainty cherry trees or perhaps a picturesque vineyard?
Then inspiration struck: She needed a herd of 15-foot-tall dinosaurs.
This wasnt just any multi-million-dollar Hillsborough home it was the Flintstone House, the iconic orange and purple domes that have become a loved (and hated) Bay Area landmark along the northbound commute up Interstate 280. Cherry blossoms werent going to cut it.
The prehistoric critters are among the first new signs of life at the home that languished on the market, unsold, for two years. Fang, who also installed a giant metal woolly mammoth and giraffe, a garden of oversized, colorful mushrooms, and a rainbow and peacock sculpture all of which can be seen from the freeway has revitalized the house by turning it into a massive arts-and-crafts project. Her motif is whimsy with a Bedrock flare, and her goal is to do justice to her famously weird and quirky new digs.
Before, passing by, I always wondered whos living in that house. Now Im the one, said the 83-year-old retired media mogul, bursting into laughter during her first interview since buying the home last year.
The three bedroom, 2,700-square-foot home, often called the Flintstone House because its concrete domes resemble the prehistoric dwelling of Fred Flintstone from the 1960s cartoon, is frequently tweeted about, has multiple Facebook pages and is featured on off-beat travel website Atlas Obscura. When the previous owner painted the formerly off-white house burnt orange, and then one of its domes purple, a Facebook user started an online petition to reverse the change.
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We drove by a week ago and I didn't notice the make-over. We are going that way this Friday and I can't wait to see the new yard art! Good for Ms. Feng!
There's a nice video at the SJMN site.
For SV ping.
that house is a very bad copy of a Pueblo dwelling that suffered the further indignity of that horrid color scheme.
what the heck IT IS San Fran. Sanity hasn’t resided there in a long, long time.
that ‘house’ is fugly.
If the dinos don’t always make sarcastic comments about how they’ve been repurposed then they’re not true Flintstones.
Been seeing it for like 20 years
There’s others as well just not right on 280
It may be different, but it IS iconic and fun to see. Usually buildings like this are hidden away, but this one is out there for all to enjoy.
20 years? Welcome to California, newbie.
That place looks more like Spongebob Squarepants place than The Flintstones.
For those not familiar with the San Mateo Peninsula, south of San Francisco, that body of water behind the viaduct is sitting on top of the San Andreas Fault.
It used to be white and we called it the star wars house.
I like the dinosaues.
The Flintstone House is located near #3 on the map just on the east side of 280.
Almost 8 million people live here. There is exactly ONE Flintstone House.
to each his own
Saw that the other day but, didn’t have time to pull over and shoot a pic.
That thing has cultural misappropriation written all over it. Only “people” who should be allowed to live there are the Geico cavemen.
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