Screenwriter Alan Ball has listed his compound in Hollywood Hills for sale at $8.5 million, public records show, and it's a true beauty.
More than an acre of grounds surround the wood-clad 1954 Craftsman house and detached guesthouse. A two-story gym with a steam room, a studio/pool house, a swimming pool and an aviary are also on the grounds. A fire pit with a seating area takes in city and canyon views.
In the main house, the vaulted-ceiling living room, kitchen and breakfast room open to garden and city views. Other living spaces within the 6,000 square feet of interior space include a home theater and a wood-paneled library with a fireplace.
The master suite features a fireplace and a balcony. When combined with the guesthouse there are a total of six bedrooms and six bathrooms.
Ball, 58, is known for writing "American Beauty." The Oscar and Emmy winner created and produced the series "True Blood" and "Six Feet Under." His other producer credits include the TV show "Banshee" (2013-15).
The Multiple Listing Service shows that Zach Goldsmith of Hilton & Hyland is the listing agent.