Monday, May 01, 2006


"An architect is the drawer of dreams."

-Gracie McGarvie

I love this house. If you are driving north, up the peninsula from San Jose heading for San Francisco on HWY 280, you can see this, "Town Of Bedrock" inspired home, sitting nestled on a hillside. There are all kinds of gorgeous, expensive, homes and mansions all around it, but this place steals the show. Every time I see it, I half imagine seeing, Fred and Barney at the next on-ramp, getting ready to merge into traffic. But alas, I never do, but I always look for them all the same. Now I ask you...How cool would it ne to live in a house that looks like it was built for a "Modern stone-age family?"

Opening Lyrics...

Flintstones, meet the Flintstones
They're the modern stone-age family
From the town of Bedrock
They're a page right out of history
Let's ride with the family down the street
Through the courtesy of Fred's two feet
When you're with the Flintstones
Have a yabba-dabba-doo-time
A dabba-doo-time
You'll have a gay old time

I guess, if one was in the right position to do so, they could have a house built modeled after any of the TV houses we all grew up watching. One of my favorite episodes of the X-Files, "Sunshine Days," features a young man named Oliver, who had the ability to to change the appearance of his house, at will, to resemble the Brady Bunch house. Oliver had grown-up feeling like a loser, kind of like the character of cousin Oliver, from the Brady Bunch, so he created a world where he felt secure and accepted.

I think when I was a little girl, if it had occurred to me that when I grew up I could have a house built to look like a TV house I would feel comfortable it, I would have chosen the Addams house from the Addams Family, complete with the including the artwork! LOL. I loved the marlin that had been stuffed and mounted on the wall, with a human leg hanging out of it's mouth. And who didn't want to blow-up trains with Gomez? Honestly, there are some days when I consider investing in two sets of trains and engaging in that very pursuit. LOL.

Closing lyrics...

Flintstones, meet the Flintstones
They're the modern stone-age family
From the town of Bedrock
They're a page right out of history
Some day, maybe Fred will win the fight
And that cat will stay out for the night
When you're with the Flintstones
Have a yabba-dabba-doo time
A dabba-doo time
You'll have a gay old time

So tell me, if you could have a house built that looked exactly like any TV house which one would you choose? Would you like to live like a Brady? How about a magical house like the one Darin and Samantha Stevens owned? Or maybe you would prefer the typical all American address of 1313 Mockingbird Lane. Of course, in the summertime I used to daydream about living in a hut like on Gilligan's Island. I had such a crush on the professor! LOL.

Hillsborough, California
April 19, 2006


fdtate said...

Here in the Chattanooga area we have a house that looks like a flying saucer.

Not sure that I'd want to live in the Addams family house, but I would want to visit.

DesLily said...

I wouldn't mind living in the home that John Mills (mr. Robinson) made for his family in the old movie "Swiss Family Robinson" lol.. (wouldn't even have to sweep the floors! heh)

Charley said...

Goooooood question. I think I would love to live in Castle Greyskull, you know, the one from He-Man? :) That was an awesome show!

Peace and love,

Suzanne R said...

Can't think of any TV show houses I would want to live in but I also thought the Professor was a real cutie! ;-)

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I'm holding out for Covington Castle, even though i'm the only one who remembers that show.


V said...

Yikes! Got me!

Steven said...

Reminds me of houses in Greece. There is this island with bee hive shaped houses all white washed. Stunning place.

If I had to live in a TV house I'd live in the professor's hanger/lab/office/mansion on Futurama.

Becky said...

Oooo good questions. Alexis' house from Dynasty, perhaps. Or Mr. Rourke's plantation style home from Fantasy Island. Or the saucer home of George and Judy Jetson...complete with all the modern conveniences. :-)