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Frank Zappa's House Is For Sale To Fund A Documentary About Him

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You can buy Frank Zappa's Hollywood Hills home off of eBay, and it'll help fund a documentary about the eccentric musician. Filmmaker and actor Alex Winter is currently crowdfunding for a documentary about musician Frank Zappa titled Who the F*@% is Frank Zappa?, Dangerous Minds reports. You might know Winter from previous documentaries Downloaded or Deep Web: The Untold Story of Bitcoin and the Silk Road, or from his role as Bill in the Bill & Ted films.

While most of the crowdfunding is happening on Kickstarter, there's one big reward that can be found on eBay. It's the Hollywood Hills home where Zappa lived from 1968 until he died in 1993. It'll cost you $9 million, and the listing says it's in "absurd condition."

The 8,000 square foot home is located at 7885 Woodrow Wilson Dr. and contains 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

According to the listing:

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The historic Zappa Estate, nestled on a secluded drive in the Hollywood Hills, is 8,000 square feet of California rockstar paradise. The property includes a rooftop tennis court, backyard swimming pool, guest cottage, beautiful mosaic art amidst the landscaping, and the space that was once the infamous Utility Muffin Research Kitchen, where musicians including Frank have recorded since the 1980s. Beneath the house is a storage chamber that, during the Zappas' ownership of the home, was known as 'The Vault,' where he kept his private archives under lock and key. 

Purchase of the house will also net you all of the other Kickstarter rewards—things like a copy of the soundtrack, tickets to the Hollywood premiere, and the opportunity to play Zappa's guitar—as well as an executive producer credit on the documentary.

Most of that money, however, will go towards actually purchasing the home from the Zappa family.

"The remainder will be just enough to preserve the critical parts of the Vault contents and complete the documentary fully independently, just as Frank would have done it," Winter told Wired.

If no one buys the house, Winter is looking to raise $500,000 on Kickstarter. Currently, about $165,000 of that amount has been pledged. The Kickstarter ends April 8.

[h/t Curbed LA]