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Famous Flintstone House Knocks $585,000 Off Price

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Yabba dabba do?

After taking a cut in February of this year, the iconic and bulbous Flintstone House in Hillsborough sliced a whopping half million-plus off its asking price today.

An unofficial landmark for many commuters, the three-bedroom, two-bath house features a series of blobby amorphous humps, viewable over the 280 in Hillsborough.

Built by architect William Nicholson in 1976 (god bless the ’70s), it’s also known as the Barbapapa House due to the similarities with the creatures found in the noted children's book from that era.

While the exterior is quite a look, painted crimson red shortly after completion, the innovative yet daunting interiors aren’t for everyone, which is why, in part, it could have trouble finding the right buyer possessing the right aesthetic. Ideal, one would think, for those who presume Burning Man to be the height of artistry and creativity.

Initially landing on the market 10 months ago at $4.2 million, today’s asking is $3,195,000.

Architecture that comes to life in Game of Thrones