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Woman Who Owns Iconic ‘Flintstones House’ Plans To File Lawsuit Against The City To Keep It

by Kim Wong-Shing
Kim Wong-Shing is a staff writer at LittleThings. Her work spans beauty, wellness, pop culture, identity, food, and other topics. She is a contributing writer at NaturallyCurly, and her work has also appeared in HelloGiggles, Lifehacker, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and other outlets. She grew up in Philadelphia, attended Brown University, and is now based in New Orleans.

In Hillsborough, California, there is a house unlike any other. It’s called the “Flintstones House,” and it takes themed decor to a whole new level.

The house is bright red, there are giant dinosaurs on the lawn, and there’s a sign that says “Yabba dabba doo!”

In March, the city of Hillsborough sued the homeowner, Florence Fang, over the house. The lawsuit called it a “highly visible eyesore” and a “public nuisance.”

There’s no question that the Flintstones House sticks out. It’s famous not only to Florence’s neighbors but also to anyone who drives past it on the interstate. But it’s also clearly a passion project for Florence, and she’s not giving up without a fight.

She announced that she plans to file her own lawsuit against the city.

Florence says the city infringed on her freedom of speech by making her remove several dinosaurs from her yard.

“They have a lawsuit that says tear down the whole thing — even the retaining wall. I do not understand,” Florence said, according to KPIX 5.

Florence’s lawyer, Angela Alioto, also alleges that Florence has been the victim of racial discrimination. She bought the Flintstones House in 2017; prior owners had lived there for decades. None of them had comparable issues with the home, Angela says.

Florence did, however, add the massive dinosaur sculptures to the property, which was a first. The city claims that she did not have the proper permits when she began her modifications.

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