This Might Just Be the Ugliest-on-the-Outside-Gorgeous-on-the-Inside Home You’ll Ever See

You know it, I know it, Donald Trump knows it (and capitalizes off of it): not all homes are made equal.

And while each home is said to reflect their owner’s personality — weird hobbies included — some homes are plain right special.

But few abodes can aspire to the quirkiness level of this already-famous Hillsborough home.

Rightly dubbed The Flinstone’s House, moniker that must have crossed your mind if you’ve ever passed it by on Highway 280, the landmark home was designed in 1976 by Bay Area architect William Nicholson. Created as an experiment in new building materials, in the form of a series of domes, it was reportedly built by spraying shotcrete onto steel rebar and wire mesh frames over inflated balloons.

In the 80s, it was also known as the “Barbapapa house,” after a set of children’s books that was more popular in Europe, though their cartoon shorts briefly aired in the Bay Area at the time.

Originally off-white in color, it was repainted a deep orange in the early 2000s — quite possibly not the most inspired choice. And quite a turn-off for those willing to spend $4.2 million on a new place. Yup, it’s on the market. So if you can picture your little Pebbles growing up in this place, make sure you give listing agent Judy Meuschke a call.

But despite its (let’s-be-kind-and-just-call-it) unusual exterior look, the 3-bed, 2-bath home has some of the most inviting and plain beautiful interiors. See for yourself:

Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
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Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke

 

Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
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Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke

 

Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke
Image via the official listing, Judy Meuschke

Call it: yea or ney?

Written by Georgiana Mihaila

The main wordsmith behind all those Fancy Pants Homes. Avid reader and a sucker for superhero movies. Read, write, and dream real estate.

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