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"Twilight" star Peter Facinelli and his wife, actress Jennie Garth, are hoping for a bite on the $5,995,000 home they have listed in Toluca Lake.

The Paul Williams traditional house, built in 1937, was once owned byr country singer and actor Tex Ritter and was the childhood home of the late actor and comedian John Ritter. The structure retains Williams' architectural details including crown molding and a crescent-shaped staircase. Enlarged and renovated, the house has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 8,416 square feet of living space.

Formal living and dining rooms, a bar room, a game room, a kitchen with a fireplace, two guest suites and maid's quarters are located downstairs. Upstairs rooms include two master bedroom suites, one of which has dual walk-in closets, a safe room and a sitting room with a fireplace. A separate second-floor wing has a gym, bathroom, media room and dual offices.

The gated, nearly half-acre property has a five-car garage, a large motor court, an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue area and a children's playground. The swimming pool and spa area is anchored by a pavilion with an outdoor fireplace.

The couple are selling because they are planning to acquire an equestrian property for their horses, according to listing agent Andrew Manning of Prudential California Realty, Sherman Oaks.

Facinelli, 36, has played "vegan" vampire and coven leader Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the "Twilight" film series since 2008. He co-stars on the series "Nurse Jackie" (2009-present).

Garth, 38, starred on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990-2000) and reprises her role on "90210" (2008-present). She also starred on "What I Like About You" (2002-06).

The two met when making the TV Movie "An Unfinished Affair" (1996) and were married in 2001. They purchased the home in 2003 for $1.35 million, according to public records.

Carolyn Garth of Sotheby's International Realty, Los Olivos, shares the listing with Manning.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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