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Barbie's wine cellar; paying homage to Barbie and the Handler family

by Anita Hanna |

Step into a world of enchantment, and to Barbie's wine cellar. Here we unveil the extraordinary transformation of a residence that once belonged to the renowned Handler family, the visionaries behind Mattel Toys. This captivating property holds a rich history. Its story takes an even more fascinating turn with its acquisition by Nicole Sassaman, a talented LA designer. Nicole's vision was clear: to pay homage to the legacy of the Handler family and the iconic Barbie® doll, whose inspiration, Barbara "Barbie" Segal, previously owned the property. With respect for these legends, Nicole embarked on a complete redesign, breathing new life into every corner of the space.


Embracing a Fresh Canvas: The Artistry of Nicole Sassaman

Nicole Sassaman, known for her innovative designs and fine taste, took on the challenge of transforming the residence into a haven that exudes both sophistication and fun. With a fearless approach, she removed walls and windows, creating a blank canvas that allowed her creative genius to shine. From this starting point, Nicole meticulously curated a space layered with the finest materials and unexpected surprises at every turn. The result? A harmonious fusion of elegance and whimsy, capturing the essence of both the Handler family's entrepreneurial spirit and Barbie's timeless charm.


Unforgettable Details: Discovering Delight in Every Corner

Prepare to be amazed as you explore this magnificent property. The attention to detail is awe-inspiring, with every aspect carefully considered to create an unforgettable experience. From the carefully chosen materials to the thoughtfully crafted design elements, Nicole has struck the perfect balance, ensuring that each corner of the residence leaves a lasting impression. As you navigate the space, you'll discover unexpected surprises that ignite your imagination and spark joy.

Barbie image on the wall beside wine cellar and grand piano 

A Wine Lover's Dream: The Finishing Touches

No luxury residence is complete without a world-class wine room, and this property is no exception. Nestled within its walls is a temperature-controlled sanctuary, showcasing an impressive collection of fine wines. The room features W Series racking, known for its sleek and stylish design that beautifully complements the overall aesthetic of the space. This addition adds yet another layer of sophistication, catering to the discerning tastes of wine connoisseurs.


Barbie image on the wall next to modern wine cellar in Barbie inspired apartment

A Panoramic Feast for the Senses: Endless Views of Los Angeles

In addition to its extraordinary design, this residence offers breathtaking views of the entire city of Los Angeles. With each glance out the windows, you'll be captivated by the sweeping vistas that stretch before you. The harmony of exceptional design and awe-inspiring scenery creates an ambiance that transcends ordinary living.

View from Barbie apartment across LA 

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