Step Inside Barbie's Real-Life Dream House

What did the icon get for her 50th birthday? A real-life Malibu Dream House - with $500,000 worth of fabulous furnishings

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    Barbie doesn't look 50 -- but neither would you, if you had a fabulous Jonathan Adler-decorated Malibu palace.

    Turning 50 can be demoralizing, but certain things can help ease the sting. Like, say, having a beachside dream house decorated in your honor.

    Finally, the Malibu Barbie Dream House is more than just a pink plastic diorama with a hand-pumped Jacuzzi! For Barbie's 50th on March 9th, a real 3,500 sq.-ft pad perched over the Pacific Ocean has been outrageously outfitted by décor-maven-to-the-stars Jonathan Adler. His price tag for the job? $500,000, plus a six-month work schedule to get Barbie's mid-century manse looking just right.

    As AP's gallery shows, Barbie's fondness for pink hasn't dimmed with age. Highlights of the house include B-monogrammed pink carpet, a pink closet to die for (with room for 50 pairs of peep-toe heels), and a pink Volkswagen Beetle with a pop-up vanity in the trunk. There are some 'real' flourishes, too, like a Warhol print of Barbie valued at $200,000 - and oddities, such as a chandelier spun from Barbie hair.

    The Dream House will host Mattel's Official Barbie 50th Anniversary Bash Monday night, packing the house with A-list celebrities who probably hope to look half as good as the busty icon at 50.

    Barbie Turns 50

    [NEWSC] Barbie Turns 50
    Barbara Millicent Roberts (better known as Barbie) turns 50 on March 9th. Since Mattel released her, generations have played with and collected the iconic and controversial doll. (Published Monday, Jun 15, 2009)