Saturday, June 20, 2015

Real Life Examples: Summer 2016 Edition










As we have talked about before, this house has somewhat of an identity crisis. Mattel generically calls it a 'DreamHouse', we have dubbed it (incorrectly) an 'A Frame', and now Mattel is calling the updated version a 'Beach House'. I live in Southern California and see real life examples of the 1978 Barbie house all over. It is mostly a 1970s contemporary home with Spanish and modern influences. These photos illustrate my observations in similar colors.


Mid century mondrian style coloring and lines. 

1980 house, long sloping roof, white railing in front, red tile roof. 

Socal beach houses with shed roof line

Shed-roof roof line

How I imagine the decor to really be. 

1978 Mattel A Frame Barbie Dream Doll House Red roof yellow floors mod groovy 1970s 1980s custom OOAK


Diagonal slats. 
Drive by of a 1970s split/double shed roof house. 

If the house were real, and you were downstairs looking up into a yellow floor base plate. 
I believe this is an interior of a 70s home that the 1979 Barbie House Designers were going for when they designed the DreamFurniture line. Modern, fun, colorful and very groovy. It wold be nice to have a hanging lamp and stereo to go with the living room set. 

take away the chimneys and middle sections and you have a couple of side pieces to the house, notice the shed roof style roof line and clean, contemporary lines 


1978 Mattel A Frame Barbie Dream Doll House Red roof yellow floors mod groovy 1970s 1980s custom OOAK