A California Town Was Made to Pay This Homeowner $125,000 After Suing for “Flinstones”-Themed Decorations

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Photo credit: Justin Sullivan

Photo credit: Justin Sullivan

Florence Fang, the owner of a “Flintstones”-themed home in Hillsborough, California, has finally settled a years-long legal battle over her home’s exterior. The 2019 lawsuit claims that Fang’s home violated local code and was a “public nuisance” due to her various lawn ornaments. Now, Fang will get to keep the dinosaur sculptures, Yabba Dabba Doo sign, and other fun additions that spurred the lawsuit. “Fred and Wilma will stay at their home,” Fang’s lawyer Angela Alioto says.

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Photo credit: picture alliance

As part of the settlement, the town of Hillsborough will pay Fang $125,000 to cover the cost of the lawsuit, as reported by The Palo Alto Daily Post. Fang will also need to apply for the proper permits, though according to the same Palo Alto report, the permits will be approved once they are received.

The Flinstone Home, as it’s become known, was constructed by architect William Nelson in 1976, according to Business Insider. The structure was originally painted off-white but was later reimagined in orange and purple, already leading some neighbors to call the property an eyesore.

Photo credit: Justin Sullivan

Photo credit: Justin Sullivan

According to Insider, after purchasing the 2,700-square-foot home in 2017 for $2.8 million, Fang added life-sized statues of Fred Flinstone, Barney Rubble the dinosaur, and a sign that reads “Yabba Dabba Doo.” In a conversation with Insider, the home’s architect says he never intended the unique structure to be “Flinstones”-themed though he says, “Why shouldn’t the house be fun? Why shouldn’t environments that we do be fun? Why shouldn’t architecture that we do be fun? This is fantastic, and this is what Florence has caused to happen.”

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