The “Flintstone House” in The News

The local landmark, generally referred to as “the Flintstone House”, which is visible from highway 280 in Hillsborough, is in the news again.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/06/flintstone-house-dinosaur-owner-hillsborough

The article, linked above, is in the Guardian, the London based newspaper.

The house itself hasn’t always been painted as it is now. I recall when I first drove by the house, it was a creamy white color.

I only know what I’ve read in the papers and have seen from the highway. I am by no means an expert in this particular matter, nor have I worked on projects in Hillsborough. These are just my observations and opinions.

The question of permits related to landscaping on private property is a sticky one. The only thing that I can see in this case is that she has added a terrace that requires a retaining wall. The retaining wall appears to be taller than would normally be allowed without a permit. But that should be easy to rectify.

The site is prominent and very visible from the highway. Mrs. Fang’s landscape choices are not what I would normally go for, but the enthusiasm for life and joyful attitude are evident and I endorse her approach to life and decorating your own home: do what gives you joy.

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