Mattel family Barbie penthouse to list for $10 M

She’s a Barbie lady in a Barbie world — however not for for much longer.

The iconic “Barbie penthouse” as soon as owned by Mattel founders Ruth and Elliot Handler will hit the market Tuesday for just below $10 million, The Post can completely reveal.

The real-life Barbie and Ken (Barbara and Kenneth), daughter and son of Ruth and Elliot Handle, grew up within the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half toilet Los Angeles condominium.

However, it was by no means fairly so “Barbie” till its present proprietor, inside designer Nicole Sassaman, bought it from Barbara Segal, who inherited the house from her toy-making dad and mom.

Sassaman transformed the three,200-square-foot dwelling with “sophisticated but fun” Barbie-doll inspiration throughout her nearly decade-long residence within the penthouse, which can now list on the open market for the primary time ever, asking $9,988,000.

"Barbie is like Madonna — she reinvents herself. She is resilient, nonjudgmental, she's a go-getter, and she relies on no one," Sassaman told The Post.
“Barbie is like Madonna — she reinvents herself. She is resilient, nonjudgmental, she’s a go-getter, and she relies on no one,” Sassaman instructed The Post.
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Now, Sassaman, her husband and their 15-year-old daughter are moving on to a simplified life, one where Sassaman says she will do more philanthropic work and not live "quite so fancy."
Now, Sassaman, her husband and their 15-year-old daughter are shifting on to a simplified life, one the place Sassaman says she’s going to do extra philanthropic work and never reside “quite so fancy.”
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The house is full of Venetian plaster, designer wallpaper, customized millwork, 12-foot ceilings, Holly Hunt ornamental lighting fixtures and French fume-finished white oak wood flooring, in accordance to itemizing brokers Scott Segal and Carrie Berkman Lewis of Douglas Elliman.

“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 instructed The Post.

Now, Sassaman, her husband and their 15-year-old daughter are shifting on to a simplified life, one the place Sassaman says she’s going to do extra philanthropic work and never reside “quite so fancy.”

The custom glass wine cellar holds 300 bottles. "I ordered all the supplies and had no clue how to build it. The team figured out how, and it came out even better than I imagined," said Sassaman.
The customized glass wine cellar holds 300 bottles. “I ordered all the supplies and had no clue how to build it. The team figured out how, and it came out even better than I imagined,” stated Sassaman.
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The eco-smart fireplace is surrounded by lighted crystal quartz.
The eco-smart fire is surrounded by lighted crystal quartz.
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The home has panoramic views of the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Sign and the Pacific ocean.
The dwelling has panoramic views of the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Sign and the Pacific Ocean.
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“I’m ready to let someone else have the dollhouse,” Sassaman instructed The Post. “It’s healthy to teach my daughter about detachment because nothing lasts forever. That’s part of why I have to let go and move on to something new. Change leads to growth.”

But she’s not letting it go with out a social gathering. Sassaman engaged 2019 Miss Teen USA winner Kaliegh Garris, rising mannequin Victoria Longfellow, singer Petite Meller, actress and mannequin Arielle Raycene and “Deal or No Deal” mannequin Jessica Lee to doc a “last supper” within the penthouse.

The video, which was completely obtained by The Post, additionally consists of Nicole herself, her husband Raphael Nabet and their daughter, Ava.

"The kitchen was terribly expensive. Anyone in their right mind wouldn't have spent that, but it's the hub of the house. We spend our time in the kitchens, so it deserved to get that," said Sassaman.
“The kitchen was terribly expensive. Anyone in their right mind wouldn’t have spent that, but it’s the hub of the house. We spend our time in the kitchens, so it deserved to get that,” stated Sassaman.
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The de Giulio kitchen has a crystal quartz island, a sliding Calcutta marble backsplash and a custom sliding ladder.
The de Giulio kitchen has a crystal quartz island, a sliding Calcutta marble backsplash and a customized sliding ladder.
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“It is one of the most photographed kitchens in the world,” said listing co-broker Scott Segal.
“It is one of the most photographed kitchens in the world,” stated itemizing co-broker Scott Segal.
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The penthouse tour

Step into the lounge, and the eco-smart fire is surrounded by lighted crystal quartz. Against the wall, the customized glass wine cellar holds 300 bottles.

“I ordered all the supplies and had no clue how to build it. The team figured out how, and it came out even better than I imagined,” Sassaman instructed The Post.

Across, the house has an expansive balcony with sweeping views. Windows all through the home provide panoramic views of the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Sign and the Pacific Ocean. The massive home windows invite pure mild into the area.

“It doesn’t feel like you’re looking over the view — it feels like you’re in the view,” co-listing agent Carrie Berkman Lewis instructed The Post. “Mirrored surfaces reflect the natural light everywhere you look… It’s hard to photograph for that reason!”

"Mirrored surfaces reflect the natural light everywhere you look... It's hard to photograph for that reason!" said co-listing broker Carrie  Berkman Lewis of Douglas Elliman.
“Mirrored surfaces reflect the natural light everywhere you look… It’s hard to photograph for that reason!” stated co-listing dealer Carrie Berkman Lewis of Douglas Elliman.
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"It doesn’t feel like you’re looking over the view — it feels like you’re in the view,” said co-listing agent Carrie Berkman Lewis.
“It doesn’t feel like you’re looking over the view — it feels like you’re in the view,” stated co-listing agent Carrie Berkman Lewis.
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 The Barbie Penthouse is slated to list for $10 million.
The Barbie Penthouse is slated to list for $10 million.
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The de Giulio kitchen, which co-broker Scott Segal known as “one of the most-photographed kitchens in the world” has a crystal quartz island, a sliding Calcutta marble backsplash, a customized La Cornue vary and a customized sliding ladder.

“The kitchen was terribly expensive. Anyone in their right mind wouldn’t have spent that, but it’s the hub of the house. We spend our time in the kitchens, so it deserved to get that,” Sassaman instructed the Post.

The main bed room suite has a sitting space, a walk-in closet, an workplace, a non-public balcony and an opulent toilet.

“A lot of new construction units have similar finishes… this is a one-of-a-kind curated piece of art,” said co-listing agent Carrie Berkman Lewis.
“A lot of new construction units have similar finishes… this is a one-of-a-kind curated piece of art,” stated co-listing agent Carrie Berkman Lewis.
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The Boffi bathtub is pictured.
The Boffi bathtub is pictured.
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“The space itself feels magical to me. I go in, and the view is hypnotizing,” said co-listing agent Scott Segal.
“The space itself feels magical to me. I go in, and the view is hypnotizing,” stated co-listing agent Scott Segal.
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And the dual-towered condominium advanced has massive tennis courts, a canine park, a swimming pool, an out of doors lounge, valet parking, a concierge, an workplace, a delivery dock and a gymnasium on the Avenue of the Stars. 

Barbara Handler herself got here to the penthouse when it was completed and left Sassaman a observe, which was revealed in Sassaman’s self-published “Barbie Penthouse” espresso desk e 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 within the observe.

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