“Oh my gosh!” is likely the first thought that comes to mind when you feast your eyes on this resort-style compound in Dallas. Upon learning that is was once the residence of makeup impresario Mary Kay Ash, there’s a second thought: “Why isn’t it pink?”
As it turns out, the businesswoman’s first Dallas home was quite different from her most famous, the rose-hued mansion in Old Preston Hollow in Kay’s signature shade. While that distinctive home was 12,000+ square feet, this property, where Kay lived with her husband Mel Ash, only clocked in at 4,500 square feet. But don’t let the smaller square footage fool you—there are still plenty of fanciful and impressive features throughout the abode.
Situated in Preston Hollow on its own private lake, the three-bedroom home was designed by the esteemed architect, Frank L. Meier in the 1960s. Almost every room in the house features sweeping views of the lake and pool. The real pièce de résistance, however, is the living room. A 30-foot glass atrium allows light to spill in over dining and relaxation space with a showstopping modern chandelier dangling from above. Personally, we may cozy up with a new fall book in front of the fireplace—encased in a sleek stone wall—and never leave.