Oscar Winning Homes ~ Barbra Streisand

February 23, 2016

By Tab Byrum

Barbra Streisand is one of my favorite entertainers and in 1968 she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for “Funny Girl”, but she wasn’t the only winner, that year there was a tie between Streisand and Katharine Hepburn for “Lion In Winter”. Today Streisand is considered one of the greatest entertainers of our time having starred in several award-winning and high grossing films as well as Broadway and she is the highest-selling female recording artist of all time. In addition to singing, dancing and acting Barbra Streisand is also known for her talent as an interior decorator and nowhere is that more on display than the home she built in Malibu several years ago.

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Actually, the home is more of a compound and is made up of several different building, all with a relaxed country feel and each with a different name and serving a different purpose as well as her own private underground shopping mall. In 2010 Streisand put out a book titled “My Passion For Design” where she chronicled the building of her home(s) and the decoration, it’s full of beautiful photos and wonderful stories of her putting it all together, she has wonderful taste and much of the home is done in a very traditional style, Streisand is a great collector and that’s where the private mall comes in, the mall allows her to display items she’s collected over the years and she can visit them and see them whenever she wants. The subject of her mall has been made into a play called “Buyer and Seller”,  that I talked about last year when we saw it in Dallas. Join me for a tour through the Malibu home of Oscar winner Barbra Streisand and Enjoy!!!

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This is the Family Room, Streisand says she loves texture, especially different textures in the same color, they have a calming effect for her. 

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One of the beautiful bathrooms in Streisand’s home. 

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This is the view from the tub room into Streisand’s dressing room and on into the bedroom.

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This is The Stickley Office, the color of pink on the walls was accomplished by first painting the walls a rust color then going over that with a pink color containing some gray. Needless to say it would be impossible to copy the color. 

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Here is a look at the street in Streisand’s basement where she has created small shops to display several of her collections she’s amassed over the years. The inspiration came from Winterthur, the former home of the du Pont family in Deleware that is a museum today. 

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A peek inside one of the shops, this is the Antique Shop where Streisand stores and displays items she says she just couldn’t part with. 

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A look at the outside of the Mill House which sits on the large pond on the property.

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Barbra Streisand in her sheer Arnold Scaasi pantsuit she wore to accept her Oscar for 1968’s “Funny Girl”. 

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