Interior designer Nicole Sassaman bought the Los Angeles luxury penthouse, Barbie Penthouse, for $2 million in 2012. This three-bedroom, the three-bathroom condo was once home to the founders of Mattel. One would immediately expect an overdose of pink, OTT crystal chandeliers and life-size barbie statues everywhere. That certainly is not the case, as the designer completely refurbished the home. The 3,200-square-foot Century City residence hit the market for $10 million Tuesday. Check the image gallery below to see what the opulent penthouse looks like:
Sassaman says the original penthouse didn’t have a feel specific to Mattel. She shared that the team tore out all the electricity, plumbing, framing, and windows. “We came down to nothing,” she says. “The whole place was one room. We started all over again.”
According to listing brokers Scott Segall and Carrie Berkman Lewis of Douglas Elliman, this spectacular property is packed with Venetian plaster, designer wallpaper, custom millwork, 12-foot ceilings, Holly Hunt decorative light fixtures, and French fume-finished white oak wood floors,
Nearly every room in the house emphasizes glass and mirrored surfaces creating stunning lighting throughout; floor-to-ceiling windows offer breathtaking views across and neutral hues to complement the ample light.
The primary bedroom suite has a sitting area, a walk-in closet, an office, a private balcony, and a luxurious bathroom.
In the Barbie penthouse, the kitchen is undoubtedly the most wow factor and most uniquely designed. It flaunts a crystal quartz island, a sliding Calcutta marble backsplash, a custom La Cornue range, and a custom sliding ladder. The designer has done a splendid job of combining a modern kitchen with views of the Griffith Observatory, the Pacific Ocean, and the Hollywood sign.
The custom glass wine cellar contains 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 dual-towered condominium complex has large tennis courts, a dog park, a swimming pool, an outdoor lounge, valet parking, a concierge, an office, a shipping dock, and a gym on the Avenue of the Stars.
[Listing at Elliman]