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‘Ratatouille’ director renting Tiburon home for $10,500 per month

Academy Award-winning filmmaker wants to turn empty nest into nest egg

Photos via Craigslist

Few people are in the market for a five-figure rental, so odds are that the four-bed, three-and-a-half bath house at 2205 Paradise Drive has flown beneath the radar.

“Charming, upgraded, vintage Tiburon home with stunning views of San Francisco, Angel Island and more,” leasing agent Jean Pral says on Craigslist, advertising a “living room with fireplace and bay window seating” and “formal dining room with views.” reveals that the home’s landlord is Oscar-winning writer and director Brad Bird, noted for his work with Pixar and Disney. The Iron Giant director paid the giant-sized price of $1.99 million for the circa 1914 house back in 2000.

But then Bird, who won an Oscar after directing The Incredibles, paid an even more incredible price of more than $4 million for a house in Southern California three years ago, which leaves his Tiburon roost vacant, providing an opportunity for someone else to come nest here for a spell.

Bird also directed Ratatouille and, unfortunately, Tomorrowland. Neither of which admittedly have much to do with the house, which is neither space age in its design nor stocked with helpful rats in the kitchen (one hopes).

But at least now we know what Hollywood success looks like when translated into a Bird’s eye view of the bay.