Joss Whedon, who created TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and who is a prolific writer and executive producer in the sci-fi genre, has sold his four-bedroom, 4,064-square-foot house in Los Angeles’ Brentwood area on the market for $2,470,000.


In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on Whedon's sale of the house at 1000 Amherst Avenue in Brentwood. We had written in October 2008 about Whedon's listing of the house, which at that time was on the market for $3,695,000.

Now, Whedon has unloaded the house for far less than he had hoped. The buyers -- a married couple -- are not celebrities. The deal closed on October 22, with the transaction being recorded on November 2.

Features in Whedon’s house include five baths, two offices, a media room, a music studio and a kitchen/family room that opens through a wall of accordion doors to the outdoor world, according to listing information. Outdoor features on the 0.33-acre (14,327-square-foot) double lot include a gated front courtyard and “beautifully landscaped,” parklike grounds, according to public records and listing information.

Whedon (shown here with “Buffy’s” Alyson Hannigan) purchased the property in 1993 for $495,000, according to public records.

We're not sure where Whedon moved, but we do know that Whedon owns two other properties, both in nearby Santa Monica:

--A small (660-square-foot house) that he purchased in December 2006 (but recorded in January 2007) for $850,000 (the house sits on a minuscule, 0.03-acre (1,490-square-foot) lot, according to public records;

--and a now-vacant, 0.2-acre (8,899-square-foot) lot on La Mesa Drive that he bought in 2004 for $5,800,000 as part of a partnership (a 3,986-square-foot house that once had sat on the land no longer is there).