04/24/2013 02:31 pm ET

Barbra Streisand's Birthday Is A Reminder To Check Out Her Dream House And That Street Of Shops (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Barbra Streisand turns 71 years young today. The Oscar-winning actress famously went on Oprah in 2010 to promote her book on interior design, "My Passion For Design." The tome includes detailed photos of her California home, which she renovated extensively.

In the interview, Streisand offered viewers an intimate tour of the dream home she shares with her husband, James Brolin. It took 16 years to design and build the bespoke estate. The couple added streams and a pond (which is stocked with black and white fish, to match the trim on the barn, naturally).

Oprah points out that Streisand was involved in every small detail of the home. Or "homes" as Streisand points out, since the property is comprised of a farm house, a barn, a formal main house and a guest house, situated on three acres.

But our favorite element is the "Funny Girl" star's street of shops. Streisand's rationale behind creating an indoor mall was clear: "I have alot of stuff, instead of storing it in a basement, why not make a street of shops that would house these things?"

In honor of the actress-slash-singer-slash-everything, we thought we'd take another look at her gorgeous home.

Check out the star's interview with Oprah below as well as our slideshow of pictures of Streisand's very unique home:

Barbra Streisand's House

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