‘I, Tonya’ Director Craig Gillespie Picks Up ‘Peep Show’ Producer Andrew O’Connor’s L.A. Home (EXCLUSIVE)

Former child magician Andrew O’Connor, English co-creator/producer of the BAFTA Award winning “Peep Show” series, set his warmly contemporary, custom-designed residence in L.A.’s Brentwood area out for sale in early April (2018) and, lickety-split sold the photogenic spread less than two months later for $12.05 million — a bit above it’s $11.995 million asking price — to Australian “I, Tonya” director Craig Gillespie.

Purchased in spring of 2015 for $6.6 million and concealed behind a high hedge and secured gates with five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, the 5,233-square-foot, multi-winged two-story residence was re-worked for O’Connor by Los Angeles-based architect Steve Giannetti in a fashion described in marketing materials as “reminiscent of a Napa Valley Resort” with reclaimed wood floorboards and ceiling beams, smooth plaster walls and soaring expanses of steel-trimmed windows and sliders that facilitate a quintessentially Californian indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

Handcrafted wood entry doors open directly into a light-filled double-height living room that features a vintage brick fireplace while the dining area is tucked more intimately beneath a lofted office area that’s open to the upper part of the living room over a glass railing. The casual, cook-friendly kitchen is decked out top-end designer appliances, imported brass fixtures and a separate scullery; a cozy den/library has floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and the family room does double duty as a screening room with a built-in projection system and drop down movie screen. The gravelled and wind-protected entry courtyard at the front of the house includes an outdoor fireplace while trellis sheltered dining and lounging patios along the back of the house step down to a great sweep of thick lawn alongside an infinity edged swimming pool that gives the impression of floating on the treetops of the canyon below.