Crazy California Flintstone House for sale

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This kooky thing is located near Hillsborough, California. It was just recently listed on the market for $4.2 million and it is the first time it has been for sale in 19 years.

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The neighbors hate it. House Crazy Sarah loves it!

From above it looks like a malignant skin growth.

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From the ground it looks like the kind of house that my six year old draws.

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Windows stuck here and there – just ’cause.

If you think the exterior is crazy, well, have a look at the interior. Lots of belly laughs and imaginative decorating went into this house.

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It is nice to see a house with a sense of humor, and it’s even better when the humor references a stone-aged cartoon from my youth.

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Fred and Wilma, Barney and Betty and the crew would approve.

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The Flintstone house was built in 1976 as a sort of science experiment to see if every room and surface could be round. Designed by Bay area architect William Nicholson, the house is constructed from cement, rebar, plaster putty, wire mesh and aeronautical balloons.

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The home is composed of several monolithic domes – essentially large balloons that were inflated and then sprayed with shotcrete

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The home at 45 Berryessa Way is also affectionately known as the “Dome House”, the “Gumby House”, and the “Bubble House”.

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The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an attached 2-car garage.

The exterior was originally painted white, but was changed to burnt orange-ish hues in 2000.

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The Flintstone House has had various owners over the years, some famous. George Lucas was one such owner; O.J. Simpson once bid on the home (unsuccessfully).

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Notable rooms in this unique abode: a conversation pit; a game room, a “biologic” kitchen, and a third bedroom with a loft.

Below is a bathtub:

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Throw some bubble bath in there and get down with the dinos.

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Fun, fun, fun!

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Much like my 1st grader’s drawings on the fridge, The Flintstone House has its own type of beauty. And it’s just special :)

Special thanks to Ryan Nickum for alerting me to this gem.
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