Singer-songwriter Sia picks up a live-work compound in Toluca Lake

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Australian singer-songwriter Sia has added to her real estate portfolio with the purchase of a Toluca Lake compound for $5.15 million.

There’s live-work potential here with both a main house and a 4,500-square-foot guesthouse that had been in use as a recording studio. The seller was a trust for engineer Henry W. Sanicola Jr. and his wife, Jacqueline, who once owned O’Henry Sound Studios in Burbank.

The 1.3-acre gated property has a Traditional-style main house and a large motor court.


The total 9,500 square feet of living space includes a living room, a library/study, an immense family room off the kitchen, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a powder room.

French doors open to a flagstone-surrounded swimming pool, an outdoor fireplace and mature landscaping.

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Sia, 39, last year released the album “1000 Forms of Fear,” which included the hit “Big Girls Cry.” She is working on her next album.

Earlier this year she bought a Mediterranean Revival villa in Los Feliz for $4.7 million and four months later listed the distinctive A.F. Leicht-designed house for $4.995 million.

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