Have you ever wanted to live in a prehistoric crib? Well, you missed your chance! The popular ‘Flintstone House’ in San Francisco has finally found a buyer.
The home, which was built in 1976, has become an infamous part of the Bay Area landscape. Many people in the neighborhood have decried the house as an eyesore (which might explain why the house has been listed for over 2 years without a buyer.)
However, after reducing the price two times (from $4.2 million down to $3.19 million), the Flintstones House appears to be officially off the market. The website for the home now says “sale pending,” though of course that doesn’t mean it’s a sure thing.
Designed by architect William Nicholson, the home is not just unique in appearance, it is also unique in its construction. The prehistoric look was accomplished by spraying shotcrete onto steel rebar. Wire mesh frames were then placed over inflated balloons (Not the kind of balloons you get at Party City. These balloons are specialized tools which are typically only used in aeronautical research.)
The interior of the home matches the exterior’s kooky, lumpy style. No ‘clean lines’ here!
In the 1980s, the Flintstones House suffered serious damage due to water runoff from the mountainside. While some neighbors no doubt wished it would just be torn down, San Francisco Bay Area architect Eugene Tsui came to the home’s rescue and restored it.
In addition to its unique design, the Flintstones House also made headlines for its popularity with famous folks. It is rumored that O.J. Simpson made a bid on the house while he was in the middle of his murder trial, and that “Star Wars” creator George Lucas even owned the house at one point! No word yet on if the new owner is a celebrity, but can’t you just see someone like Miley Cyrus scooping it up?
So what do you think? Would you live in the Flintstones House? Would you want it in your neighborhood, or do you think it’s an eyesore?
[h/t: Business Insider]