Barbie’s Moving! Tour Her Dreamhomes Through The Years!

    Posted by Cristin  |  February 8, 2013  |  4:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

    Mattel

    Barbie's Many Dreamhouses

    Malibu, CA

    Home Stats

    Barbie Dreamhouses Throughout the Years!

    After four decades, one of Malibu’s most famous residents is putting her iconic beachfront property on the market. It’s a buyer’s dream come true — Barbie doll’s famous Dreamhouse is for sale!

    Though she’s known for being a fashion icon, it’s not just Barbie’s personal style that has received a great deal of attention over the past four decades; the ultra-fabulous world in which she lives gets kudos too. And since she’s always living in the moment, it makes sense that the Dreamhouse — which has always given girls a guide to glam, a license to dream, and a way to play in Barbie’s uber fashionable world — has been renovated and redesigned more than 10 times over the decades. We’ve seen Barbie’s design aesthetic transform from the original 1962 multi-colored, swirling Mod style Dreamhouse to the ultra-glam, modern-chic, three-story Dreamhouse of 2012.

    Let’s take a tour of Barbie’s Dreamhouses through the years!

    1962 Barbie’s Dreamhouse

    Barbie’s first-ever, modern-style studio was made completely out of cardboard, with the exception of the pink plastic hangers in her closet! The record covers displayed in Barbie’s studio even showcased real bands from the early ’60s.

    This mid-century home’s design was all about open spaces and nature-inspired colors — like harvest gold and sunny orange tones; modernism and abstract expressionism, which Barbie took from the runway to the hallway, were also big inspirations.

    1974 Barbie’s Townhouse

    This three-story townhouse came with its own working elevator and is considered to be one of Barbie’s most iconic houses to dateBarbie’s use of bright turquoise, yellow, orange, and brown reflected this decade’s most popular colors for décor. The iconic townhouse also showcased the new obsession with modern conveniences, like the novel inclusion of an elevator!

    1979 Barbie Dreamhouse

    This refreshed Dreamhouse featured many new accents and accessories, including planters, shutters, working doors, and windows. The home was so popular that it was produced for almost a decade in a range of colors, including pink and white. The A-frame style — which dominated the design space in the 1970s — featured pops of bright color, and plastic and vinyl furnishings addressed the fascination with convenience and tech.

    1983 Barbie Townhouse

    The totally ’80s three-story Barbie Dreamhouse featured doll-tastic design updates to reflect the decade’s style: bold design and more sophisticated colors and details — it was a time of decadence, after all — and a fully-functional pink elevator.

    1990 Barbie Magical Mansion

    Of all Barbie’s residences, this lavish mansion was truly upgraded. It featured working electronics, like a ringing telephone and doorbell, and a glowing accessories, like a fireplace and chandelier. The Dreamhouse’s design retained the indulgent influence of the ’80s, but it also addressed the growing fascination with taking comfort to the next level by adding electronic enhancements and increased functionality.

    1998 Barbie Deluxe Dreamhouse

    Continuing to evolve and reflect modern styles, this Deluxe Dreamhouse featured fully-furnished rooms and a swing on the front porch. Architectural details included stained glass windows, a balcony, and pink arches and columns. Reflecting the times, comfort and space were Barbie’s top priority for this Dreamhouse. Color trends for this time period were also honored, and the décor evolved with a more monochromatic color palette.

    2012 Barbie Dreamhouse

    A revamped version of the “Magic Sounds” townhouse from the ’70s, Barbie doll’s iconic home received a pink-tastic makeover. The three-story Dreamhouse was reinterpreted for today’s girl and includes a pink personal elevator, flat screen TV, outdoor whirlpool tub, and lights and sounds on every level. Today’s design is in line with Barbie’s super-busy, working-woman schedule; she wants modern conveniences — like an elevator and a deluxe TV — in a luxurious setting, and she’s got it!

      Barbie Lists Her Iconic Malibu Dreamhouse for $25 Million!

      Posted by Cristin  |  February 7, 2013  |  4:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

      Mattel

      Barbie

      Malibu, CA

      Most Known For

      Being the most iconic doll in the world. But barbie is more than a doll. She is a major part of pop culture.

      Home Stats

      1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 8,500 square feet, 150-foot beach frontage, rooftop hot tub

      Price

      $25,000,000

      Barbie, the most glamourous homeowner in the world, has just listed her incredible and iconic Malibu Dreamhouse for $25 million! The 8,500-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bathroom, sits on a 23,456 square foot lot and includes an ultra-private entrance to 150 feet of pristine Malibu Beach. And while Malibu may be magnificent, after more than 40 years living there, Barbie’s ready for a change – so this doll’s moving!

      The Barbie Dreamhouse has been a girl’s guide to glam, license to dream, and a way to play in Barbie’s uber fashionable world since its introduction in 1962. Always a reflection of a time, Barbie has renovated and redesigned her Dreamhouse more than 10 times over the decades, transforming it from the original 1962 multi-colored, swirling Mod style to 2012′s ultra-glam, modern-chic, three-story Dreamhouse.
      Redefine the definition of beach living in this dazzling, contemporary home where Old Hollywood Glam meets Sophisticated California Casual. Designed as the ultimate bachelorette compound, it’s perfect for an A-List celebutante or entertainment mogul who entertains, yet wants to relax by taking in the never-ending ocean views.

      The three-story home has ample living space, including a master bedroom complete with a balcony overlooking the ocean. The property also features clean lines, super-sparkly finishes, luxe details, and soaring ceilings that perfectly frame the famed Malibu sunsets.

      The one-of-a-kind entertainer’s floor plan offers generous, 119-centimeter ceilings, pink crown molding, custom Pantone 219C hardwood floors, and a pink elevator equipped with a state-of-the-art pulley system. The elevator even has doors emblazoned with Barbie’s signature silo head — a feature that can be easily customized with any occupant’s own personal monogram!

      The Barbie Dreamhouse is the only property in Malibu with truly unobstructed views of the ocean — after all, it only has three walls — creating a supremely Californian atmosphere with year-round indoor/outdoor living and exquisite views from Point Dume to the Queen’s Necklace.

      page1image19424The pink Poliform kitchen is fit for a culinary queen, with pink granite countertops, chef-worthy appliances, and plastic food that never spoils.

      The master bedroom suite encompasses an entire floor and features enough amenities to pamper a gal from bath to bed: a steam shower, heated pink marble flooring, and of course, a never-ending custom closet that holds over 2 billion pairs of heels, thousands of designer dresses, and plenty of pink power suits.

      Equipped with sensors and sounds throughout, this is the only home in Malibu with a self-flushing toilet and fire that crackles even when it’s not on. Diamond-encrusted accents, crystal chandeliers, custom mirrors, reclaimed exotic woods, natural stone, and concrete compliment the pink-infused, modern decor.

      To top it off, this home’s complete with enough storage to hold an array of beach toys, from surfboards to jet skis, as well as plenty of space to park a private pink jet – all sold separately.

      Josh Altman of Hilton & Hyland and Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles”  holds the ultra-exclusive listing.