Julie Gardner buys home in Santa Monica Canyon area


“Doctor Who” producer Julie Gardner has purchased a Santa Monica Canyon-area house for $1.95 million.

Photographer Charles Brittin, a documentarian known for his coverage of the avant-garde and beat scenes of Los Angeles in the 1950s and ‘60s, was the seller.

The two-story home, built in 1978, is three blocks from the beach. It includes high ceilings, 3,500 square feet of living space, three fireplaces, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. French doors off the living and dining rooms lead to the backyard. The master bedroom suite has a balcony overlooking the garden.


Gardner produced the series “Doctor Who” (2005-10) and is the executive producer of scripted drama for Los Angeles-based BBC Worldwide America. She also served as executive producer of the series “Torchwood” (2006-09), “The Sarah Jane Adventures” (2007-09) and “Casanova” (2005) as well as the TV movies “The Chatterley Affair” (2006) and “The Girl in the Cafe” (2005).

The property came on the market at $2,095,000 and was in escrow in a little more than a week.

Ron Wolotzky of Rodeo Realty, Beverly Hills, had the listing, while Jeff Yarbrough and Jason Walker of Keller Williams, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.