It’s called the Flintstone house. Built in 1976 near San Francisco this all-concrete home was reportedly inspired by the first Monolithic Dome built in 1975. Whether it was or not, the house is a well known landmark in the community as well as a landmark design for inflatable concrete construction. And it’s for sale for the modest California price of $4.2 million.
We love how they embraced the organic design both outside and in. Sprayed concrete was used throughout the interior for walls, architectural features, and even for furniture and shelves. The house is 2,700 square feet and includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a two car garage, and overlooks a beautiful reservoir. It’s listed by Judy Meuschke of Alain Pinel Realtors and they have all the details on www.flintstonehouse280.com.
Tech Insider reports, “Despite the house’s resemblance to Fred and Wilma’s domicile, there’s no definitive proof that its architects were influenced by ‘The Flintstones.’ Instead, its curved architecture was inspired by the ‘monolithic dome construction’ technique invented in 1975 by the South Brothers in Shelley, Idaho. Architect William Nicholson decided to experiment on the Hillsborough house with balloons and new and innovative building materials like sprayable concrete.”
Although technically an EcoShell, we still think it’s really cool.