Barbie’s Real-Life Malibu Dream House. For Realz? (8 Photos)

Pardon me if I'm not excited about this...ok actually I just want to gag. In celebration of Barbie's 50th birthday, interior Jonathan Adler was commissioned by toy maker Mattel Inc. to decorate a malibu pad only fit for Barbie. The 3,500-square-foot house took six months of planning.

When coming up with the design Adler thought, "How would Barbie live?" He then came to the conclusion that Barbie would have a house that is glamorous, kittenish, chic, colorful and happy — as well as functional.” (He forgot the word gaudy.)

Adler must have thought that Barbie was highly egocentric, completely neurotic and slightly psychotic when he lined Barbie’s bedroom with wall-to-wall pink carpeting emblazoned with her initial, filled her closet with 50 pairs of pink peep-toe heels and stocked her kitchen with cupcake-making ingredients. An in-house museum features 25 vintage Barbie dolls on display. In the garage? A pink Volkswagen New Beetle with a motorized pop-up vanity in the trunk. Craziest of all? How about a chandelier — designed by Project Runway contestant Chris March — that’s made up of over 30 blond wigs and took more than 60 hours to craft. Yikes! Barbie's a psycho!

Perhaps I had hope that maybe Barbie would grow up to be a sophisticated lady who wouldn't want to see a thousand pictures of herself strewn all over her house. Perhaps I thought her fascination with fluorescent pink would subside, that she would see the beauty in a variety of colors outside of the red-pink-purple range.

What do you think? Do you like Barbie's Malibu beach pad?

Photos courtesy (Tom Andrews/LAist)

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Tags: advertising, barbie, beach, design, house, humor, interesting, malibu

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Comment by PANDA JU on May 5, 2009 at 11:06pm
This is pretty sick and twisted.
Comment by Aleksandra Marinkovic on March 23, 2009 at 7:25am
Why would she need 50 identical pairs of shoes?
I wonder if girls like it? I'm not sure if I would at that age...
Comment by jenni on March 12, 2009 at 10:40am
the pool area is cool and the kitchen is bearable. can't imagine keeping that stainless steel counter top clean

the barbie hair chandelier ... horrifying
Comment by Kara on March 12, 2009 at 9:32am
I have to say- there's something about this that I really love!

I love the mirror in the bedroom.

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