Burbank home expressed TV editor Marco Zappia's imagination

Marco Zappia, the late Emmy Award-winning film editor, helped shape scores of television shows and one very unusual English Tudor/French Normandy house, which has come on the market in Burbank at $2.199 million.

Embellished with gingerbread details and other whimsical touches, the 7,850-square foot house is entered through leaded glass double doors. Beyond the formal entry lie a quaint parlor, a formal dining room, a great room, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, six fireplaces and an elevator, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The storybook-style breakfast room features a rounded brick fireplace, high ceilings and French doors that open to the patio.

The finished basement includes a separate exterior entrance, a media room, a billiard room, a playroom, gym, a gift-wrapping room, a bar and an office. A secret room is hidden by a retractable bookcase.

Zappia, who died last year at 76, was a film editor for series including “Hee Haw,” “All in the Family” and “Home Improvement.”

He envisioned the home for decades and finally had it built in 1998.  

Christopher Rizzotti of Rizzotti Realestate is the listing agent

-- Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times 


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