Mary Kay's pink mansion for sale
The 11,874-square-foot Dallas home once owned by the cosmetics queen still has some pink touches. Asking price is $3.3 million.
Do you like pink?
The Dallas mansion once owned by cosmetics queen Mary Kay Ash is for sale for $3.3 million.
That's down from $5.7 million, when the house was offered for sale in 2007. It was also offered for sale for $4.995 million in 2008 and stayed on the market for more than a year with no takers.
The home is 11,874 square feet. It was built in 1984 and remodeled in 2000, but it has an Old World Mediterranean style with lots of carved wood moldings, wall murals and 40-foot ceilings, plus a courtyard with a large pool. The listing says the pool area was "copied from the legendary San Simeon estate in California." The more than one acre of manicured grounds has koi ponds and fountains.
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Viewed through my Miami eyes, the house and décor don't look that pink, though there is at least one pink marble bath. The home was recently carpeted and painted, so some pink may have been removed then. It also has geothermal heat and is energy-efficient, according to the listing. One of the previous listings said the house also has a safe room and a panic room. You can see photos at Realtor.com.
Ash hasn't lived there in quite awhile. She moved out a number of years before she died in 2001, and it's not clear when the current owners bought the property.
Here's a description from Candy Evans of Candy's Dirt:
Built in 1984, but remodeled in 2000. Located in coveted Old Preston Hollow, on over one acre of manicured lawns with fountains, pools, koi ponds, arboretumlike gardens. There is Brazilian teakwood flooring, grand sweeping staircases (two or three), statues, arcades of Corinthian columns, wine cellar, walls of beveled glass windows, hand-painted murals, original pink quartz-marble hardware, indescribable millwork and a pink quartz toilet. The current owner’s furniture tastes are a bit more “antique” — when I first saw the home years ago, right after Mary Kay had moved out, it held no Oriental rugs.
Thanks, Phyn & Lisa. If I want politics, I know where to go. Very easy to find. But very rarely you can admire a 'Pink Mansion'!!
I clicked on the link to see the Mary Kay pink house, not hear Obama talk about his "policies"....bad catch, MSN......
About Teresa Mears
Teresa Mears is a veteran journalist who has been interested in houses since her father took her to tax auctions to carry the cash at age 10. A former editor of The Miami Herald's Home & Design section, she lives in South Florida where, in addition to writing about real estate, she publishes Miami on the Cheap to help her neighbors adjust to the loss of 60% of their property value.