The Bookshelf: “Barbie Penthouse” By Nicole SassamanAuthor:Jennifer Mehditash
Ever wanted to live in your own Barbie dreamhouse? Nicole Sassaman sure did. In fact, she spent many hours fantasizing about it as a child. From her humble beginnings in Shreveport, Louisiana to making her most lavish dreams come true, Sassaman felt a strong connection to this project. She purchased this penthouse in 2012 directly from Barbara “Barbie” Segal who inherited it from her parents and Mattel toy founders (not to mention the Barbie doll creators) Ruth and Elliot Handler. After a $3.5M renovation, Sassaman transformed the 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 3,000 square foot condo into nothing short of Barbie’s grown up dream palace, but not before creating a beautiful book documenting every bit of the project.
Today, Nicole continues to transform homes (as she has since the ’90s) that she purchases throughout Los Angeles. She has been featured on HGTV and the Style Network as well as sharing tips online and through other published books. Pick up a copy of “Barbie Penthouse” here.
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