House of the Day: Dick Clark's Rockin' Stone-Age Home
Everyone knows that "America's Oldest Teenager" Dick Clark, who died Wednesday at the age of 82, liked rock. But even we didn't realize how much until we saw the listing for his hilltop Malibu retreat. The house, on 23 acres with ocean and mountain views, bears a striking resemblance
to the one owned by cartoon character Fred Flintstone.
Architect Phillip Jon Brown explained that the house was built to look like a rock formation because of its proximity to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area. Brown told CNNMoney
, "I came up with the idea that if the house looked like a rock formation, the park conservancy would let us build on top. They liked the concept."
Besides its cave-inspired design, which features poured concrete walls with undulating contours, the home has "unparalleled 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, Boney Mountains, Serrano Valley, sunsets & city lights," according to the listing details
. All you need is $3.5 million, and you can own a piece of rock history (and prehistory).
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