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Monday28 July 2014

Barbie's Los Angeles home sells for $10.2m

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Architect Barbie reveals clear influence of Le Corbusier

Less than two years after getting her part III, Architect Barbie has just sold a house in Los Angeles for $10.2 million.

Well it’s actually the Bel Air home of Barbie’s real-life “mom”, ex-Mattel chief executive Jill Barad, and it was designed while Barbie was still at high school by Santa Monica architect Steve Giannetti of Giannetti Architects in 1992.

The Mediterranean-style mansion originally went on the market in 2010 for $15 million but the price has gradually fallen.

The Bel Air home of ex-Mattel chief executive Jill Bara

The Bel Air home of ex-Mattel chief executive Jill Barad

The 865sq m property on West Sunset Boulevard, with its six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, living room, family room, library, games room and multi-level master suite, finally sold this week.

The estate agent said: “Understated elegance echoes throughout, from coffered ceilings, marble floors and distressed oak inlay floors to 19th-century French fireplaces. Ideal for entertaining, the lavish grounds encompass a pool and spa with limestone backsplash and lion’s head fountains, an outdoor pavilion with built-in grill and an adjacent half-acre flat lawn.

“This estate truly offers a rare opportunity to live in a timeless work of art on one of LA’s most-famed boulevards.”

The Bel Air home of ex-Mattel chief executive Jill Bara

The Bel Air home of ex-Mattel chief executive Jill Barad

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  • Completely forgot I was on BD while reading this. This story could easily grace the (web)pages of the Mail Online.

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  • "Understated elegance"? Eh?

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