An iconic celebrity needs an equally impressive home, and that is exactly what television legend Dick Clarke has had. The 82-year-old is selling his Malibu retreat and the house looks just like the Flintstones’ home in the famous cartoon. Sitting on top of a very steep hill, the specially designed home is on the market for $3.5million but it’s appearance from the outside is not the biggest selling point it has to offer.
The unusual architectural retreat has huge glass windows in every room which give amazing views of the nearby Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, Boney Mountains and Serrano Valley.
Although the property only has one bedroom, it boasts two bathrooms and looks like a cavern throughout the whole house.
The cave like structure and high ceilings add to the Flintstones feel as does the log burning fire place and it’s wine cellar. Set in a 23-acre estate the luxury and extrovert home is an architectural marvel and is classed as one of Malibu’s landmark buildings.
The listing agent describes it as: ‘art as architecture at it’s finest.’
They said it is: ‘Truly exceptional and one-of-a-kind from within and without. The architecture of this home seamlessly marries form and function. The interior space is extremely voluminous and features an expanse of glass to capture the views from every room of this home.’
The owners of the property, Kari and Dick, are well known in America for their youthful appearance and Dick’s impressive career.
The televison and radio legend is best known for hosting long-running TV shows such as American Bandstand, the game show Pyramid, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
He is also known for his departing catchphrase, ‘For now, Dick Clark, so long,’ which says while doing a military salute.
Clark suffered a stroke in 2004 but returned to host his New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show on 31 December 2005 with a shaky performance and slightly slurred speech.
In 1973, he created the American Music Awards show, which he still produces every year.