Frank Zappa’s legendary Zappawood plot hits the market

Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa (Image credit: Ed Caraeff - Getty)

Frank Zappa’s famous Zappawood plot of land in Los Angeles has hit the market for $999,000.

Zappa originally moved into a log cabin on the Hollywood Hills site at 2401 Laurel Canyon Blvd in the late 60s before it was eventually converted into a recording studio.

Artists including Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck and members of The Mothers Of Invention would gather there, with John Mayall writing his track 2401 about the property.

While the majority the plot is now vacant, estate agents Redfin (opens in new tab) report that the 2.4-acre site still features some curiosities.

Redfin say: "Welcome to Zappawood. Located in the heart of the Hollywood Hills on the corner of Laurel Canyon and Lookout Mountain. Consisting of 10 contiguous parcels, this approximately 2.4-acre vacant property is rich in history and development potential. 

“With sprawling park-like grounds and three separate entrances, Zappawood is the ideal blank canvas for an unprecedented Hollywood Hills estate. 

“Pathways and stone steps embellished with colourful tiles lead to seating nooks built into the hillside and expansive faux rock caves. 

“Once the site of Frank Zappa's legendary log cabin, this property was the premier gathering place of the 60s and 70s Los Angeles rock’n’roll legends.”

Earlier this week it was confirmed that Zappa’s Halloween shows from New York in 1981 would be celebrated in a new box set.

Halloween 81 will also include a Count Frankula mask and cape.

Frank Zappa: Halloween 81 (opens in new tab)

Frank Zappa: Halloween 81 (opens in new tab)
Frank Zappa's Halloween shows from New York in 1981 are to be celebrated with this 6CD box set featuring more than 80 tracks from across three shows. It'll also come with a Count Frankula mask and cape.

(Image credit: ZAPPA RECORDS/UMe)

Frank Zappa: Halloween 81 6CD Box set

CD 1: October 31, 1981: 8pm Show
1. Chunga’s Revenge
2. “The Finest Night Of The Year”
3. You Are What You Is – Take 1
4. You Are What You Is – Take 2
5. Mudd Club
6. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
7. Dumb All Over
8. Heavenly Bank Account
9. Suicide Chump
10. Jumbo Go Away
11. Envelopes
12. Drowning Witch
13. What’s New In Baltimore?
14. Moggio
15. We’re Turning Again
16. Alien Orifice

CD2: October 31, 1981: 8pm Show cont.
1. Teen-age Prostitute
2. Flakes
3. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
4. The Blue Light
5. Tinsel Town Rebellion
6. Yo Mama
7. Bobby Brown Goes Down
8. City Of Tiny Lites
9. “We’re Not Gonna Stand For It!”
10. Strictly Genteel
11. Dancin’ Fool
12. Whipping Post

CD3: October 31, 1981: Midnight show
1. Black Napkins
2. “A Historical Event”
3. Montana
4. Easy Meat
5. Society Pages
6. I’m A Beautiful Guy
7. Beauty Knows No Pain
8. Charlie’s Enormous Mouth
9. Fine Girl
10. Teen-age Wind
11. Harder Than Your Husband
12. Bamboozled By Love
13. Sinister Footwear II
14. Stevie’s Spanking
15. Commercial Break

CD4: October 31, 1981: Midnight show cont
1. Cocaine Decisions
2. Nig Biz
3. Doreen
4. Goblin Girl
5. The Black Page #2
6. Tryin’ To Grow A Chin
7. Strictly Genteel
8. The Torture Never Stops
9. “The Real Show Keeps Going”
10. Joe’s Garage
11. Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
12. The Illinois Enema Bandit 
13. “The Halloween Tradition”
14. King Kong
15. Auld Lang Syne

CD5: November 11, 1981
1. Zoot Allures
2. “The Last Of Our Halloween Shows”
3. I’m The Slime
4. Pound For A Brown
5. Dave & Al
6. Cosmik Debris
7. Montana
8. Easy Meat
9. Dumb All Over
10. Heavenly Bank Account
11. Suicide Chump
12. Jumbo Go Away
13. Envelopes
14. Drowning Witch

CD6: November 11, 1981 cont.
1. What’s New In Baltimore?
2. Moggio
3. We’re Turning Again
4. Alien Orifice
5. Teen-age Prostitute
6. Sinister Footwear II
7. Stevie’s Spanking
8. Cocaine Decisions
9. Nig Biz
10. Goblin Girl
11. The Black Page #2
12. Whipping Post
13. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
14. The Torture Never Stops

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