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The bizarre and controversial ‘Flintstones House’ sold for $2.8M

The Flintstones House is 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. (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)

In May, after several years on the market, a unique house situated in the affluent town of Hillsborough, California, finally found a buyer.

We now know, thanks to Curbed SF, exactly how much the new owner ended up paying for it: $2.8 million.

Known by Bay Area locals as the “Flintstones House” for its kooky attributes, the house was originally listed for $4.2 million in 2015. It underwent several price chops and was most recently listed for $3.19 million.

Many neighbors call the home an eyesore, especially after it was painted orange and purple, according to Business Insider. But others in this wealthy suburb of San Francisco consider it a landmark that’s beloved for its quirkiness.

Take a look around the home that has divided a community. Judy Meuschke of Alain Pinel Realtors had the listing.

The odd shape of the house was created by applying shotcrete to both a steel rebar structure and a series of mesh frames held up by inflated balloons typically used for aeronautical research.(credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)
This gives it that prehistoric, lumpy look, hence the nickname. (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)
Tiling and unique artworks cover the entire single-family home and match the exterior. (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)
Nonstandard ceilings permeate throughout. (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)
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. (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)
At that point, the house also changed hands. (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)
The kitchen features a center island attached to the roof of the house, which also features a skylight. (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)
The home has attracted its share of criticism for its experimental design (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)
Many have called the home an eyesore, and others are just curious about what it looks like inside. (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)
This criticism only increased after the current owner bought the property for $800,000 in 1996. (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)
They turned it from white to the current orange and purple color scheme. (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)
Many celebrities have been rumored to have lived in, purchased, or bid on the house, including … (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)
… George Lucas, O.J. Simpson, and unnamed Silicon Valley investors. (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)
The home originally listed for $4.2 million in September 2015. (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)
It received two price chops before finally finding a buyer. (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)
The new buyer will be getting three bedrooms and 2,700 square feet of quirky San Francisco history. (credit: Alain Pinel Realtors)