This Barbie penthouse was once owned by Mattel founders Ruth and Elliot Handler. This one of a kind penthouse boasts some of the best views in Los Angeles from the top floor of a full service This 3200 square foot home is the ultimate in luxury.
“Barbie Penthouse” was formerly owned by the Handler family who started and owned Mattel Toys. Nicole purchased the property from Barbara “Barbie” Segal, the inspiration for the original Barbie doll, and felt it only right to honor such a legend throughout the redesign of the space.
“Sassaman remodeled the 3,200-square-foot home with “sophisticated but fun” Barbie-doll inspiration during her almost decade-long residence in the penthouse, which will now list on the open market for the first time ever, asking $9,999,888.” wrote The Post.
The unit spreads out into three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and an office with a loft bed for additional sleeping quarters.
The 12-foot ceilings and impressive public rooms will blow you away at first look. The beautiful kitchen is one of the most photographed kitchens in print, boasting a custom La Cornue range/oven, top of the line appliances, and hidden cabinets – all of which opens up to a dining and living area, perfectly appointed for entertaining. The expansive balcony offers telescoping stainless doors to a fully usable outdoor living space for a seamless indoor/outdoor flow. The spacious master suite boasts the most curated finishes and has a large walk-in closet, ample space for a sitting area, office, private balcony a luxurious en suite spa bath. All of this in a full service building situated on over 3 acres of land with tennis courts, Olympic sized swimming pool, dog park, valet parking, doormen, gated security, a well-equipped gym, and extra storage.
“Every day I pinch myself. I feel really lucky. It was a lot of work, a lot of risk-taking — and I’m really grateful. I hope I can be inspirational to other girls or people that everything is possible,” Sassaman told The Post.
The Barbie Penthouse has an expansive balcony with sweeping views. Windows throughout the house offer panoramic views of the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Sign and the Pacific Ocean.
According to The Post, “Barbara Handler herself came to the penthouse when it was finished and left Sassaman a note, which was published in Sassaman’s self-published “Barbie Penthouse” coffee table book.”
“I didn’t know how much you loved Barbies and it is very touching seeing how you centered the whole project around her. I wish my parents could see what you did!” Barbara Segal, the Handlers’ daughter and Barbie’s namesake, wrote in the note.