The Pink Mary Kay House on Douglas Avenue is Coming Back on the Market!

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UPDATE: Karen tells me listing price is $3,300,000, which is less than DCAD value — unreal!

Listed with precious Karen Luter of Allie Beth Allman, who tells me she has been working her fingers to the bone for weeks trying to get this home ready for sale. Not in MLS yet, and not much has changed at 8915 Douglas since the late Mary Kay Ash — do I need to add she was the famous founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics?—  moved out to return to her home off Boedecker because she thought the mansion was too big. It is ginormous. 12,000 square feet. 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, arboretum like 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, indescribe-able mill work and a pink quartz toilet. Er, commode. I think that lime green carpet on the stairs is the original that hosted many a top producer party. The kitchen has the original white Corian counters and I believe that may even be Mary Kay’s own breakfast table under the massive chandelier. 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. Not sure of listing price yet, stay tuned. Formerly listed with Myla Patton of Patton International Real Estate for $5.7 in 2007, then listed with Linda Jordan Hobbs over at Ebby for $4,995,000, which is about what DCAD thinks give or take $400K. Myla was again considered for the listing.

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. Andrew Fiskey says

    An important house in Dallas. The price is really low and must be reflective of the interiors. You should do a round of of Dallas' Most Important homes.

  2. Andrew Fiskey says

    An important house in Dallas. The price is really low and must be reflective of the interiors. You should do a round of of Dallas' Most Important homes.

  3. Erich Wynn says

    We designed this house in 1984. We also designed the one a few doors down the street, where Mark Cuban filmed his reality show "The Benefactor". At the corner of Douglas and Woodland in Preston Hollow in Dallas
    Attn: Realtor's-I am good friends with the owners of this house, and I have the hand drawn architectural plans. I can answer any questions about the design, features, etc….If you have clients who are looking for luxury architectural home design/build, we have a realtor referral program in place. We design beautiful homes and we have builders we can recommend who are top notch to build our designs. At Dallas Design Group, we are experts in Luxurious Home Design/remodeling plans/commercial plans and construction. DDG was Founded by Architect Fred Wynn in 1972-today the legacy continues with the Wynn family, Alice, Erich and Jason-along with our talented design team. If you are your clients need assistance in design or construction send me an inquiry @ Erich@dallasdesigngroup.com
    Dallas Design Group (DDG)
    "Architecture for the way you live!"
    972-907-0080 (office)
    972-743-1969 (cell)

  4. Erich Wynn says

    We designed this house in 1984. We also designed the one a few doors down the street, where Mark Cuban filmed his reality show "The Benefactor". At the corner of Douglas and Woodland in Preston Hollow in Dallas
    Attn: Realtor's-I am good friends with the owners of this house, and I have the hand drawn architectural plans. I can answer any questions about the design, features, etc….If you have clients who are looking for luxury architectural home design/build, we have a realtor referral program in place. We design beautiful homes and we have builders we can recommend who are top notch to build our designs. At Dallas Design Group, we are experts in Luxurious Home Design/remodeling plans/commercial plans and construction. DDG was Founded by Architect Fred Wynn in 1972-today the legacy continues with the Wynn family, Alice, Erich and Jason-along with our talented design team. If you are your clients need assistance in design or construction send me an inquiry @ Erich@dallasdesigngroup.com
    Dallas Design Group (DDG)
    "Architecture for the way you live!"
    972-907-0080 (office)
    972-743-1969 (cell)

  5. DQ says

    I just love this home! Perfection! Looks, though, like it backs up to a busy highway?? Can someone confirm or deny? Is it noisy?

    Does it really need alot of interior work? From the photos, it looks complete and ready to go!

    Could be the perfect little hideout when you need time away from the city 🙂

  6. DQ says

    I just love this home! Perfection! Looks, though, like it backs up to a busy highway?? Can someone confirm or deny? Is it noisy?

    Does it really need alot of interior work? From the photos, it looks complete and ready to go!

    Could be the perfect little hideout when you need time away from the city 🙂

  7. mmCandy Evans says

    It does back up to The Dallas North Tollway, but the lot is 1.05 acres so it's probably like 300 feet deep. A cursory check of DCAD did not produce any lot dimensions. We lived at 5511 Park for more than ten years and noise was never an issue — I called it my urban waterfall!

  8. mmCandy Evans says

    It does back up to The Dallas North Tollway, but the lot is 1.05 acres so it's probably like 300 feet deep. A cursory check of DCAD did not produce any lot dimensions. We lived at 5511 Park for more than ten years and noise was never an issue — I called it my urban waterfall!

  9. richard Keeperman says

    i have a beautiful Pink estate home going on the market in three to 4 months in the heart of Boca Raton.
    House includes Pink Italian Porcelain tiles. Walls of pink. stunning pink furniture. Outrageous spiral staircase leads to Master Bedroom and Gym. House is surrounding by walls of windows that overlooks the beautiful
    pool and fountains. Pictures upon request. It will be listed for approx. 1.5 mil
    Rich@signatureflorida.com

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  1. […] The home was listed at $3,300,000. You get oh so much: 12,000 square feet. 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, arboretum like 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, indescribe-able mill work and a pink quartz toilet. Er, commode. I think that lime green carpet on the stairs is the original that hosted many a top producer party. The kitchen has the original white Corian counters and I believe that may even be Mary Kay’s own breakfast table under the massive chandelier. 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. Formerly listed with Myla Patton of Patton International Real Estate for $5.7 in 2007, then listed with Linda Jordan Hobbs over at Ebby for $4,995,000, which is about what DCAD thinks give or take $400K. Myla was again considered for the listing. […]

  2. […] The home was listed at $3,300,000. You get oh so much: 12,000 square feet. 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, arboretum like 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, indescribe-able mill work and a pink quartz toilet. Er, commode. I think that lime green carpet on the stairs is the original that hosted many a top producer party. The kitchen has the original white Corian counters and I believe that may even be Mary Kay’s own breakfast table under the massive chandelier. 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. Formerly listed with Myla Patton of Patton International Real Estate for $5.7 in 2007, then listed with Linda Jordan Hobbs over at Ebby for $4,995,000, which is about what DCAD thinks give or take $400K. Myla was again considered for the listing. […]

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