Dick Clark's unbelievable Flintstones-style house finally sells at half off, after nearly 3 years

Dick Clark's unbelievable Flintstones-style house finally sells at half off, after nearly 3 years
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Clark's wife would join him for a kiss at midnight for his famous New Year's Rockin' Eve bashes in New York. Here, they're ringing in 2009.
Clark's wife would join him for a kiss at midnight for his famous New Year's Rockin' Eve bashes in New York. Here, they're ringing in 2009.
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CLICK ANY PHOTO FOR A SLIDESHOW.

After almost three years, the "romantic getaway" that TV legend Dick Clark and his wife built on a hilltop in Malibu, California -- the house that so many people have likened to the architecture of "The Flintstones" -- has finally sold.

It went for an appropriately eccentric $1,777,777, reported our friends at Trulia.

Click here or on any photo for a slideshow.

Clark and his wife, Kari, were married at 7 p.m. on July 7, 1977 (7/7/77), in a ceremony that supposedly lasted 17 minutes and had seven guests. And he is said to have had a post office box numbered 7777.

The house sold for just a hair over half the initial asking price of $3.5 million.

Yahoo Homes spoke to the listing agent, Diane Carter of Coldwell Banker, earlier this year, when the price was cut to $3 million. She said the Clarks built it in 1988 as a "romantic getaway." The couple listed it in March 2012, not long before the TV host died at age 82.

The distinctive architecture almost certainly made the sale difficult -- but that doesn't necessarily mean it will be torn down. The reason it looks so odd is that the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy balked at allowing any home to be built on the promontory. The property is 23 acres amid protected land and trails.

Like a rock formation in the landscape.
Like a rock formation in the landscape.

"I came up with the idea that if the house looked like a rock formation, the park conservancy would let us build on top," the architect, Phillip Jon Brown, told CNNMoney. "They liked the concept."

Also making the property a tough sell is the fact that you can reach it only by a three-mile drive along a canyon road. Carter touted the seclusion and the fact that there are "no people on top of you."

The house isn't especially large, although Carter told us that square footage was tough to calculate because of the nonlinear shape of the place. It has one bedroom and two baths in perhaps 2,500 square feet of living space.

But the killer feature of the property is undoubtedly its 360-degree views, including the Pacific Ocean, Boney and Santa Monica mountains, and San Fernando Valley.

Click here or on a photo for a slideshow of the just-sold Flintstones-style house that Dick Clark built in Malibu.

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