Miley Cyrus closing the book on her teenage years at Toluca Lake home
Miley Cyrus’ family home in Toluca Lake is on the market at $5.995 million.
Although the singer-songwriter-actress hasn’t lived there in recent years, the more than half-acre property recalls teenage years spent lounging around the swimming pool or practicing maneuvers on the skateboard ramp.
Beyond a gate, a tree-lined brick driveway leads to a Tuscan-style house built in 2007 and designed by Montecito architect Bob Easton. The Old World-inspired home and walls are partially wreathed in ivy.
Wrought-iron work, copper rain gutters, a Juliet balcony, columns and arches are among architectural features. The three-car garage has arched individual doors.
A flagstone courtyard with a fountain sits at the home’s double-door entry. Inside, a 21-foot-tall formal entry has a circular staircase topped by a skylight.
A library, formal living room and dining rooms, a guitar display room, a home theater, multiple fireplaces, six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms lie within the 8,700 square feet of living space.
Mature landscaping, palm trees, gardens and lawn complete the grounds.
Cyrus, 22, gained fame starring on the series “Hannah Montana” (2006-11). Her film work includes a starring voice role on “Bolt” (2008).
The 2013 MTV Artist of the Year released her first album “Meet Miley Cyrus” in 2007. She toured last year promoting her most recent album “Bangerz” and is working on a new album.
The property was purchased by her parents, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and Leticia Cyrus, in 2007 for $5.838 million and was later moved into a property trust in which she holds other real estate.
Thomas Atamian of Dilbeck Real Estate is the listing agent.
$60-million deal in Malibu
Mega-producer Marcy Carsey has sold her beachfront Malibu compound to Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine in an off-market deal for $60 million.
She bought the 2.2-acre property in 2000 from actor Richard Gere for close to its $10-million asking price.
The compound was described then as having 90 feet of private beach, a three-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot main house on a bluff, two guesthouses, a cottage near the sand, a swimming pool and a tennis court.
Iovine, 61, and rapper Dr. Dre co-founded Beats, which was acquired last year by Apple Inc. for $3 billion. The entrepreneur and record producer also co-founded Interscope Records.
Carsey, 70, and producer Tom Werner founded the independent television production company now known as the Carsey-Werner Co. in 1981.
Time to reel in her web
Prolific actress Theresa Russell of “Spider-Man 3,” among other films, has listed a house in the Beverly Crest area for $3.595 million.
Built in 1948, the gated house is approached by a flagstone pathway that leads to double doors. Large windows bring light into the stacked-stone-and-stucco residence.
The 4,138-square-foot house has a large terrace off the living room and a wraparound deck that takes in ocean, swimming pool and canyon views. Other living spaces include an office, a bonus room near the pool, four bedrooms and six bathrooms.
There are separate maid’s quarters and a service entrance.
The income property was leased out two years ago for $16,000 a month.
Russell, 57, got her start as a model at age 12. Her scores of films include her debut in “The Last Tycoon” (1976) and last year’s movies “A Winter Rose” and “Moving Mountains.”
Pete Townshend of the Who credits her in liner notes with inspiring him to write “Athena.” Originally titled “Theresa,” the song was penned after Townshend met the actress.
Kathy Marshall and Delphine Mann of Coldwell Banker are the listing agents.
Saying goodbye to picket fences
Emmy-winning actress Leigh Taylor-Young has listed a Pacific Palisades house at $3.45 million.
The Traditional-style home, built in 2014, includes a center hall, formal living and dining rooms, and a kitchen/family room combo with a fireplace and breakfast room. The master suite has a fireplace and a sitting room for a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms in the brightly decorated 4,141-square-foot house.
White trim and fencing provide a pop of contrast to the wood-shingle exterior. A Buddha fountain, stone terrace, lush landscaping and lawn complete the grounds.
Taylor-Young, 69, won an Emmy for her supporting role in the 1990s series “Picket Fences.” She has also appeared on “Passions,” “Sunset Beach” and “Dallas.” The actress got her television start on “Peyton Place” in the 1960s.
The property was purchased by her husband, John Morton, in 2007 for $3.395 million and has been leased out for the last two years at $15,000 a month.
Rick Ojeda and Nick Segal of Partners Trust are the listing agents.
Musician whips a Neutra into shape
Gerald Casale of Devo has listed his Richard Neutra-designed house in Hollywood Hills West at $3.5 million.
Sited on a steep hillside with views of the Los Angeles Basin, the restored International-style home was designed by Modernist architect Neutra and built in 1936 for Los Angeles Examiner printer Joseph Kun. The Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument is considered a prime example of the architect’s pre-World War II work.
The imposing white house has a top-level entry from the street, a rooftop deck, dining and living rooms, an office, a bonus room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are 1,732 square feet of living space on 31/2 stories.
Horizontal bands of glass let in natural light and frame panoramic views. The steel-framed casement windows are among the restored features.
Reflecting technological advances at the time it was built, the Kun house was the first home that Neutra designed with all-electric fixtures.
The top-floor deck and wraparound decks are intended to blur the lines between interior and outdoor spaces — a signature of Neutra designs.
Colorful and exotic plants, a paved walkway, a landscaped path, a meditation area and bamboo plantings complete the grounds.
Casale, 66, is a founding member of the 1970s new wave band Devo. He co-wrote much of the band’s material, such as the 1980 hit song “Whip It.”
The singer and bass guitarist turned his own design talents to helping create the band’s energy dome hats and radiation suit outfits. He has scores of television and film soundtrack credits.
Since spending $2 million to buy the house in 2007, Casale has been researching and completing the restoration work, which included stripping and staining the wood floors to match their original color, replacing missing metal doors and built-ins and removing any post-1930s materials.
Original and period fixtures were either fabricated or found to restore the space. Much of the original cabinetry was preserved. Furniture, such as the living room sofa and king-sized master bed, was made by following the original plans for the house.
Aaron Kirman of Aaroe Estates, the luxury properties division of John Aaroe Group, is the listing agent.
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