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Robert Rizzo's home off the market

September 7, 2011 |  9:05 am

Robert Rizzo's home off the market

The Huntington Beach home of Robert Rizzo, the embattled former manager of the city of Bell, is no longer for sale.

The house in the 1900 block of Lake Street dropped from the Multiple Listing Service on Tuesday, according to Torelli Realty in Costa Mesa.

Bill Cuppy, Rizzo's listing agent, confirmed to the Huntington Beach Independent that the house was withdrawn from the market, but would not say why or whether Rizzo had changed his mind. The house was staged for the sale.

"If the status changes, the Multiple Listing Service will reflect that," he said.

Dropping from the MLS generally means the owner is no longer interested in selling. Real estate agents use the list to market properties for sale.

Rizzo, who allotted himself one of the highest salaries of any public employee in the country, now faces multiple charges of corruption.

The 3,250-square-foot home, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two half-baths, was heavily remodeled by Rizzo, who bought it in 2007 for $1.13 million.

The home, which features custom bookshelves, a coffered formal dining room ceiling and a bath top lined with travertine, granite and marble under chandelier lighting, was listed for $949,000.


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Photo: The sunken living room of Robert Rizzo's 3,250-square-foot house in Huntington Beach. Credit: Scott Smeltzer / Times Community News