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The iconic Hillsborough landmark at 45 Berryessa Way, seen from Interstate 280 and affectionately known as the “Flintstone House,” will be listed for the first time in 19 years next week by Judy Meuschke of the Alain Pinel Realtors Burlingame office for $4.2 million. Designed in 1976 by Bay Area architect William Nicholson, the single family home received its nickname for its unique exterior which boasts multiple stone domes in an organic flow.

The unique appearance of the home is the result of Nicholson’s use of experimental architecture and non-traditional building materials. The bubble-like domes were constructed by spraying shotcrete onto steel rebar and mesh frames over inflated aeronautical balloons. Originally painted off-white, the one-of-a-kind building was painted orange in 2007 and now includes a purple accent dome. Nestled into the hillside overlooking Crystal Springs Reservoir, the exceptional residence has been admired by tourists and travelers alike. However, as San Francisco builder Wayne Da San Martino, who managed the project in 1976 explains it wasn’t always loved and initially met resistance in the community.

The current owner, in the spirit of the home’s style, made a number of enhancements to match her esthetic. She commissioned world-renowned Emeryville architect Eugene Tsui to design her kitchen. Tsui implemented his signature “biologic” design with lighted niches and appliance enclosures, glass countertops encased with diagonal metal spines, swinging wood cutout doors, drawers, and cabinets. Famed Burning Man artist, Dan Das Mann, fabricated a beautiful steel door with rectangular coils protruding from the surface. The intimate living room with its domed ceiling has a sunk-in conversation pit with circular seating, a fireplace, and an amoeba-shaped window cut specifically to hide the freeway while showcasing Crystal Springs Reservoir. The owner enhanced the intimate setting with specially made orange colored plaster for the seating area and tangerine accents.

“This Bay Area treasure is truly a world-class work of art,” explains Meuschke. “This is an amazing opportunity for any buyer who can appreciate the artistry of the architecture and design.”

More information will be available at next week when the three bedroom, two bathroom house will officially be listed on the market.

The property has already garnered attention from national and local news outlets including USA Today, MarketWatch, Mashable, Los Angeles Times, International Business Times, CurbedSF,, and more.

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Where: 199 Whispering Trees Lane in Danville (listing | virtual tour)

Tucked away on a cul-de-sac, this enchanting, stunning custom estate has over 6,400 square feet of living space in an open, single-level floor plan. Situated on .88+/- acre on the Weside of Danville, the home features gorgeous grounds. Built in 2007, this home features marble and hardwood flooring, dramatic ceilings, top quality finishes, chef’s kitchen, a great room, and designer touches throughout. The solar home has five bedrooms plus an office in the master suite, three full bathrooms, two half-bathrooms, and a four-car garage.

The home is listed by Pat Cox of Alain Pinel Realtors Danville / Blackhawk.
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Offered at: $3,395,000

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Where: 10250 Magdalena Road in Los Altos Hills (listing | virtual tour)
OPEN: Saturday, August 22nd, from 1:30 – 4:30 pm and
Sunday, August 23rd, from 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Unparalleled luxury awaits at this spacious custom built home with glorious western hill views. Set at the end of a gated, tree-lined driveway with abundant privacy from the street, the stunning residence evokes a European chateau. Approx. 6,595sf (not verified by APR). First floor approx. 2,330sf. Second floor approx. 2,208sf. Basement approx. 2,057sf. Library, recreation/media room, two bonus rooms. Gorgeous gated grounds with level lawn, glorious western hill views, fenced play area with custom playhouse.

The home is listed by Kathy Bridgman of Alain Pinel Realtors Los Altos.

Offered at: $5,495,000

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Where: 416 San Lorenzo Court in Sonomal (listing | virtual tour)

Ideal for your indoor/outdoor entertaining with a large, private, peaceful quartzite courtyard patio, this gardener’s delight home features 10′ ceilings & two master suites, one one on the main floor, the other upstairs. When you sense the aliveness of the location, experience the intimacy of the most private of cul de sac settings … you’ll feel the energy in this truly special, spacious wine country home four blocks from the Plaza.

The home is listed by Tom Verkozen of Alain Pinel Realtors Corte Madera. See more at

Offered at: $1,788,000

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