June 28, 2019

A wealthy San Francisco philanthropist, Florence, Fang, 84, is being sued by the city of Hillsborough over the “Flintstones” home and ground she has created in the suburb.

The oddly shaped house was built in 1976, and Fang bought it in 2017.

Today it’s painted purple and red and features a large “Yabba Dabba Do” sign near the driveway, and Fang added dinosaur and mushroom figurines, along with Fred Flintstone himself, to the yard. “We don’t like it when people build things first, then come in and demand or ask permission later,” huffed Assistant Attorney Mark Hudak, who told KTVU Fang built without the proper permits and the property is subject to code violations along with offending the neighbors’ aesthetic sensibilities. But Angela Alioto, Fang’s attorney, said the home is Fang’s, “happy place.”

Fang doesn’t live in the home but uses it for entertainment and charitable events. “She’s had an incredible life, and I think it’s wonderful that, at 84 years old, she has found something that makes her happy,” said Alioto.

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