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Cyrus family closing book on years in Toluca Lake home

The Los Angeles Times
| Saturday, February 7, 2015 9:00 p.m
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 22: Singer Miley Cyrus attends The DAILY FRONT ROW 'Fashion Los Angeles Awards' at the Sunset Tower Hotel on January 22, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Gerald Casale of Devo has listed his Richard Neutra-designed house for $3.5 million. (Berlyn Photography/TNS)
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Gerald Casale of Devo has listed his Richard Neutra-designed house for $3.5 million. (Berlyn Photography/TNS)
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The family home of singer-actress Miley Cyrus is on the market in Toluca Lake at $5.995 million. (Michael McNamara/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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Actress Leigh Taylor-Young has listed her home in Pacific Palisades for sale at $3.45 million. (Nick Segal/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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The family home of singer-actress Miley Cyrus is on the market in Toluca Lake at $5.995 million. (Michael McNamara/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

LOS ANGELES — Miley Cyrus’ family home in Toluca Lake is on the market for $5.995 million.

Beyond a gate, a tree-lined brick driveway leads to a Tuscan-style house built in 2007 on more than half an acre. The Old World-inspired home and walls are partially wreathed in ivy.

A library, formal living room and dining rooms, a guitar display room, a home theater, multiple fireplaces, six bedrooms and 6 12 bathrooms lie within the 8,700 square feet of living space.

Cyrus, 22, gained fame starring on the series “Hannah Montana” (2006-11).

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.

Her parents, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and Leticia Cyrus, purchased the home for $5.838 million in 2007.

Making music 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.

Carsey 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 co-founded Interscope Records.

Carsey, 70, and producer Tom Werner in 1981 founded the independent television production company known as the Carsey-Werner Co.

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.

The gated house is approached by a flagstone pathway that leads to double doors. Large windows bring in light.

The 4,138-square-foot stacked-stone-and-stucco residence has a large terrace off the living room and a wraparound deck that takes in ocean, pool and canyon views. Other living spaces include an office, a bonus room near the pool, four bedrooms and six bathrooms.

There is a maid’s quarters and a service entrance.

The property, built in 1948, was leased out two years ago for $16,000 a month.

Russell, 57, got her start as a model at 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.

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.

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