An owner adding dinosaur sculptures to the Flintstone House did not make one San Francisco Bay Area town shout “Yabba Dabba Doo.”
The town of Hillsborough sued Florence Fang last week, alleging she violated local laws by landscaping the yards of the orange-and-purple, bulbous-shaped house.
Local officials last year labeled the property with figurines of characters from “The Flintstones” animated cartoon series as a public nuisance. Fang installed large metal sculptures, a staircase, a parking strip, a deck and a driveway sign labeled “Yabba Dabba Doo” since buying the building in 2017.
Drivers can spot the hillside multi-domed home from Interstate 280. Architect William Nicholson designed it in the 1970s, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, spraying concrete over a wire mesh and steel frame.
A code enforcement panel ordered Fang to remove the features by December after determining the “highly visible eyesore” falls short of community standards. The city also charged Fang, former publisher of the San Francisco Examiner, a $200 penalty, the Chronicle reported.
The lawsuit asks a judge to make Fang remove the dinosaurs and figurines. Fang’s grandson said in a statement that she “will fight to save the Flintstone House.”
“I think the dinosaurs are beautiful. They make everyone smile and should stay,” Sean Fang said.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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