Three months after a prominent New York City appraiser suggested that Barbie’s oceanfront Malibu dollhouse should be bulldozed, a new Barbie Dreamhouse is being offered to the public — and this one actually exists, offering a chance to “show off your moves in the spotlight.”
Mattel and EMS Entertainment opened a 10,000-square-foot life-size touring Barbie Dreamhouse at the Sawgrass Mills mall in Sunrise, Florida this week to endless chatter and realized dreams after inking a summer lease agreement with real estate giant and mall owner Simon Property Group. The best part: a similar house could be coming to New York City.
The Dreamhouse features a fashion runway, “Rockstar Stage,” Barbie café, living room, bedroom, an “endless” closet, bathroom, kitchen, balcony and entertainment room, with more than 350 Barbie dolls among other classic memorabilia. Read More
News of Barbie’s oceanfront dollhouse hitting the market rippled out from Malibu like an earthquake last week, rekindling childhood fantasies – of flights aboard the Magic Pegasus, or perhaps romantic walks on the beach, hand-in-hand with Ken.
But one New York City appraiser suggests demolishing those dreams along with the home’s plastic walls of luxury.
“I can’t imagine someone spending the $25 million on this,” said Jonathan Miller, president and CEO of appraisal firm Miller Samuel Inc., at a loss for words as he scrambled to make sense of the listing for the pink plastic dwelling. Read More