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No one wants to buy this bizarre 'Flintstones' house in San Francisco

After two price chops, it seems no one is quite taken in by its charms enough to lay down millions.

A UNIQUE HOUSE situated in the affluent town of Hillsborough, California, remains unsold after nearly a year on the market.

Known as the Flintstones House to inhabitants of the San Francisco area for its kooky attributes, the house was originally listed for $4.2 million (€3.82m)

After two price chops, it seems no one is quite taken in by its charms enough to lay down that kind of cash.

Indeed, many neighbors and locals call the home an eyesore, especially after it was painted orange and purple, according to Tech Insider.

Take a look around the home that has divided a community.

Alain Pinel Realtors has the listing.

Even from far away, it’s easy that The Flintstones House isn’t a normal property.


It’s made from concrete that’s been painted orange and purple, though it was first finished in an off-white color when it was built in 1976. The odd shape of the house was created using steel rebar, mesh frames, and balloons typically used for aeronautical research.


Tiling and unique artworks cover the entire single-family home and match the exterior.


The colour scheme inside even matches the exterior, with nonstandard ceilings throughout.


The home fell into disrepair in the ’80s, and it was repaired and renovated after mountain-water runoff eventually did major damage to the foundation. At that point, the house also changed hands.


The kitchen features a center island attached to the roof of the house, which also features a skylight.


Despite appearances, the home does contain typical appliances.

despite-appearances-the-home-does-contain-typical-appliances Source: Businessinsider

The home has attracted its share of criticism for its experimental design.


Many have called the home an eyesore, and others are just curious about what it looks like inside.


This criticism has only increased since the current owners bought the property in 1996 for $800,000 (€728,000). They turned it from white to the current orange and purple color scheme.


Love it or hate it, the home has become a San Francisco-area landmark.


Many celebrities have been rumored to have lived in, purchased, or bid on the house, including George Lucas, OJ Simpson, and unnamed Silicon Valley investors.


The home originally listed for $4.2 million (€3.82m) in September 2014, but it remains on the market.


It was recently chopped to $3.2 million (€2.91m) — the second price chop in a year.


For whoever does purchase the home, they’ll be getting three bedrooms and 2,700 square feet of quirky San Francisco history.


All images by Alain Pinel Realtors

- Dennis Green

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