The ‘Flinstone House’ proves there’s something out there for everybody

In the world of dating, there’s an old saying that goes like this: “There’s plenty of fish in the sea”. In the world of real estate, that same saying holds true, except we’re not talking about a potential romantic relationship. Instead, and of course, we’re talking about houses.

There’s plenty of houses out there. In particular, there’s a house out there for everyone.

That’s good to know on both sides of the residential real estate transaction. If your house isn’t selling as fast as you’d like, it’s either priced too high for the market or there’s something fundamentally wrong with it. Take heart, though, because if you Realtor does the work to price it right, there will be someone out there who ends up falling in love with it.

From the buyer’s side, the same concept applies. If you’ve seen house after house after house and still haven’t found “the one”, know that eventually, something will open up in the market that’s perfect for you.

There’s a house out there for everybody. Even if you’re from the town of Bedrock.

That’s right, friends, a house in Hillsborough, California that amazingly resembles something the Flintstones may have lived in has sold. According to Brock Keeling of Curbed San Francisco, “The Flintstones House”, as it’s known, has closed for $2.8 million dollars.

That’s a whole lot of fruity pebbles.

Keeling cited Realtor Judy Meuschke of Alain Pinel Realtors, who relayed that the asking price for the Mesozoic Era inspired house had a listing price of $3.19 million, down from the original market price of $4.2 million when it first became active in 2015. The house was originally bought by Korie Edises in 1996 for $800,000 dollars, or the equivalent of $1.23 million after inflation.

“Using innovative building materials, architect William Nicholson built the home in 1976. Its one-of-a-kind look—a series of rusty orange blobs relaxing in the hills over I-280 in Hillsborough—is an unofficial South Bay landmark,” Keeling wrote of the house.

Whether or not the unique architecture and feel will remain the same — both inside and out — is still up in the air, but “The Flintstones House” is yet another good reminder to the real estate enthusiast about the market. Listing and buyer’s agents take note:

1. If you price too high, you’re going to be waiting around.
2. Most importantly, there’s something out there for everybody.


Yabba dabba doo.

Note: Photo credit to Alain Pinel Realtors 

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