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Barbie's Dreamhouse Would Be Hella Expensive If It Were Real (PHOTOS)

Barbie's Dreamhouse figured prominently in my youth. To be honest, it was a constant on my wishlist, but my parents deemed it too expensive to buy for a five-year-old girl. My mom was right (of course); I grew out of playing with dolls and that plastic palace would have just gathered dust.

It seems that Barbie has grown out of her house, too -- she is upgrading her home. The 8,500-square-foot beachfront Malibu pad, recently valued at $25 million (the value was determined by the design firm that is undertaking the remodel, so take that figure with a grain of salt), will be renovated by famed fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic.

This isn't the first time that Barbie has made changes to her abode: The house has undergone 10 transformations since it was originally created in 1962 as a cardboard home for the famous doll. The original was classic '60s -- square, modular furniture decorated the doll's house. In 1974, Barbie struck it rich -- girlfriend moved into a three-story mansion complete with an elevator. The excess of the '90s was reflected in her "Magical Mansion" which came complete with a ringing phone (wonder if she had call waiting?) and doorbell.

Check out her home as it has changed through the decades:


1962 Barbie Dreamhouse
barbie dreamhouse
Photo by SHOWStudio/Barbie

1990 Barbie Magical Mansion
barbie dreamhouse
Photo by SHOWStudio/Barbie

2012 Barbie Dreamhouse
barbie dreamhouse
Photo by SHOWStudio/Barbie

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