Magazine article Variety

Alan Ball Makes Quentin Tarantino Happy

Magazine article Variety

Alan Ball Makes Quentin Tarantino Happy

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This property gossip has to assume Quentin Tarantino is just aquiver with glee that his next-door neighbors, screenwriter Alan Ball and actor Peter Macdissi, have put their compound in a particularly star-studded pocket of the Hollywood Hills up for sale, at $8.5 million. At his wits' end in 2011 with the "obnoxious pterodactyl-like screams" that emanated from the aviary where Ball and Macdissi maintained a menagerie of cacophonous macaws, Tarantino filed a rancorous disruption of the peace lawsuit that was, in the end, settled out of court.

Property records suggest Ball and Macdissi have owned the secluded 1.15-acre property since at least 2003, and current listing details show the multi-structure spread, at the end of a long, gated and tree-shaded drive, provides a total of six bedrooms and six bathrooms in about 6,000 square feet. The substantially upgraded Craftsman-style main house, built in the 1950s, has adjoining living and dining rooms, a petite paneled library with fireplace, well-outfitted kitchen, and - natch - a state-of-the-art screening room. Two guest bedrooms in the main house both have clever built-in beds, and the master suite offers a fireplace and balcony with unobstructed canyon, mountain and city lights views. …

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