When it hit the market for the first time in 20 years, Redfin agent Julie Zubiate vowed to find a buyer for the quirky ‘Flintstones House’ that’s been turning heads on Interstate 280 since 1976. Last month, she found the perfect buyer, who today closed on the Hillsborough property for $2.8 million!
The unusual structure, an iconic symbol of style and forward thinking in the Bay Area, was designed by architect William Nicholson as an experiment in new building techniques. The domes that give the structure its Stone-Age look were created by spraying concrete onto steel rebar and wire mesh frames over inflated balloons. Though now painted orange and purple, the original “Bedrock” home had a white exterior.
Inside the 2,730 square-foot home, you’ll find three rounded bedrooms, two bathrooms and a whole lot of personality. Architect Eugene Tsui designed the “Edises Kitchen,” which features an eye-grabbing glass cook-top island with a metal support spine, futuristic details and built-in storage.
Everywhere you look in the home there are architectural pieces of art. From the intricate bathroom mirrors to the light fixtures to the beautiful stained-glass windows. It was those unique details and the amazing views overlooking Crystal Springs Reservoir, Julie says, that instantly won the buyer’s heart.
“It’s been an honor to represent the buyer for this whimsical home and I have Redfin to thank for bringing us together. She is looking forward to honoring the home’s design and is enjoying finding the perfect pieces of art and furniture for it,” Julie said. “For me, it has been a dream come true to work on this transaction with such lovely women—the buyer, the listing agent and the seller—and to know the ‘Flintstones House’ is in good hands for years to come.”
The proud new local owner paid cash for the home she calls, “a piece of art, outside and in.”
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