Mary Kay’s Former Dallas Mansion Is For Sale and—Spoiler Alert—It’s Not Pink
“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.
Take A Look:
Peek inside this fabulous home!
A Midcentury Exterior
Those looking for plenty of privacy might not be too thrilled with the curved glass walls, but we think they lend themselves to the glorious water views.
A Meandering Walkway
A curved path with gradual steps leads to the home.
The Regal Entry
A porte cochere crowns the entry with grand appeal. Just imagine pulling up in this drive.
A Floor Plan For Mixing and Mingling
The open floor plan was made for entertaining. Guests can easily mix and mingle their way from one room to the next.
Modern and Inviting Living Room
For such a massive space, the living room somehow manages to feel both cozy and intimate. The furniture arrangements encourage easy conversation.
Domed Dining Room
The dining room sits under a massive glass dome. A sculptural chandelier is mounted above the table—we bet you can get that one written into the contract.
Even the bedrooms feature curved walls and plenty of midcentury details. Don’t miss the inset fireplace.
Pool Area Made For Stylish Entertaining
Stone pavers surround the oblong pool. We can only imagine the parties that were had here—and the fashions that went along with.