So I drive past this house every time I go visit my mother. Or course, my eye is always drawn to it – which could be a driving hazard on this freeway – but I’m not sure if I love it for its bizarre nature – or if I don’t. When I saw this article, I was intrigued because I’ve always wondered, “Who lives there?!”
The issue, with the surrounding neighbors, is not the house itself (believe it or not) as the house was there before the new owner purchased it.
The problem, they say, is the insertion of animals sculptures. Dinosaurs in particular.
For me, I actually love the sculptures and don’t like the house. But, this is America… so … freedom to do what you want with your house (outside of COAs) – but I’d be bummed if I lived nextdoor. (Hillsborough is a VERY tony part of town…).
What do you think?
Original article linked here.
The owner of a San Francisco home adorned with sculptures of Flintstones characters has hit out after a lawsuit was filed to have them removed.
Florence Fang, 85, has accused the affluent town of Hillsborough of harassing and discriminating against her after officials sued, calling the display a public nuisance and eyesore.
The owner of the famous Flintstone House and her lawyer announced Thursday they’d be filing their own lawsuit accusing officials of violating the First Amendment and causing her emotional distress.
Officials from the town of Hillsborough have filed a lawsuit to have Flintstone themed sculptures removed from this home in San Francisco
The multi-colored installations include a herd of 15-foot-tall dinosaurs in the backyard, as well as giant colorful mushrooms
The multi-colored installations include a herd of 15-foot-tall dinosaurs, sculptures of the cast and dotting the landscape with colorful giant mushrooms.
She also has Yabba dabba doo – the catchphrase of Fred Flintston – written on a patch of her lawn in giant purple, yellow and orange letters.
Barney and Betty Rubble, two of the show’s favourite characters, were erected in the garden without planning permission
Florence Fang sits with architect William Nicholson and her attorney outside her home and reveals she is counter-suing the town
The wacky property (the kitchen, pictured) has been kitted out just like the home of Fred and Wilma in the cartoon
Fang said meddlesome bureaucrats are the only ones worried about her installations.
Hillsborough lawyer Mark Hudak claimed residents are required to get a permit before installing such sculptures, regardless of the theme.
At the end of a news conference, Ms Fang linked arms with her attorney and the home’s original architect, exclaiming: ‘Yabba dabba do!’
A view of the Flintstone’s House in Hillsborough, the affluent suburb of San Francisco, where officials are trying to have the decorations torn down
The owner had Fred Flintstone’s catchphrase ‘Yabba dabba doo’ spelled in giant multi-colored letters on a patch of the lawn (top right)
Owner Florence Fang, 85, has accused the affluent town of harassing and discriminating against her
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