‘True Blood’ Creator Alan Ball Lists Hilltop Hideaway in Ojai (EXCLUSIVE)

Oscar- and Emmy-winning “American Beauty” and “True Blood” writer/producer Alan Ball wants to lighten his residential load, and has his spectacularly private, 40-plus-acre hilltop hideaway in Ojai, Calif., up for grabs with an asking price just a sliver short of $5.9 million. Property records indicate that the three-parcel estate, with panoramic, bird’s-eye views over the Ojai Valley, last changed hands in June 2011 for $3.34 million.

The two-story Tuscan-style villa, built in 1960 but extensively remodeled and upgraded, measures in at just over 4,300 square feet, with three en suite bedrooms and four bathrooms. The master suite, with a vaulted and wood-beamed ceiling, has a separate dressing room and a private balcony.

The solar-powered spread additionally provides a separate two-room office/studio, a finished garage, a covered dog run, a four-stall horse barn, and a super-sized aviary — not exactly surprising, as Ball and his Beirut-born partner, actor/producer Peter Macdissi, collect exotic birds.

Back in Los Angeles, where in late 2014 Ball and Macdissi coughed up almost $11.1 million for a 10-plus-acre Hollywood Hills compound bought from Sheryl Crow, the pair continue to own a secluded 1.15-acre estate near the top of Nichols Canyon that was listed for sale earlier this year at $8.5 million and is currently listed as a luxury lease at $30,000 per month.

listing photos: Village Properties

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  1. Wait, he did America Beauty, too? No wonder he gets gorgeous places like this!

  2. Beth CP says:

    Love this, right down to the foliage creeping up the outside walls, LOL! Some of the elements remind me of Jeff Bridges’ wonderful estate that was featured here. Speaking of, does anyone know if that property has sold?

  3. lil' gay boy says:

    The site is stunning, but I’d say the “style” of the house is more half-hearted Mock-Med than Tuscan.

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