The toymaker said the interior designers will sketch up homes with a California, New York and India feel, with the top design to be chosen in August, the New York Post reported Monday.
Celerie Kemble said her New York version resembles a penthouse with views of Central Park.
"Barbie is a strong, independent woman. She belongs in New York!" Kemble said. "Manhattan is the best of the best for Barbie."
A Mattel spokeswoman said the designs are just for fun. Barbie, with her California girl persona, has had a Malibu dream house since 1972.