Live Life Through (Cheaper) Rose Colored Glasses: Pink Mary Kay Mansion Reduced to $2,999,999

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In the words of Allie Beth Allman agent dynamo Karen Luter, this is not just the deal of the century, but a STEAL:

“Yep, $2,999,999. That puts it at the bottom of price per square foot, $247 to be precise for this iconic home, rich in history.”

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.

You know, A-Rod drives up Douglas every time he visits Dallas just to take a gander at the home he owned, which is right next door. Someone should buy this home because it is a vital part of Dallas history. And it’s right next to A-Rod.

No, I take that back: HERSTORY! Why doesn’t Mary Kay Cosmetics buy it and do what the folks at the M Mansion do — use the house for special events, like pink Cadillac parties and weddings? It is really such a treasure.

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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. Crosstown Clay says

    Alex is confirmed – the property does not back to the Tollway. PS – does everybody know that DCAD has a plat map link on the property records? If anything, Realtors can refer to the plat map for accurate site dimensions, especially on cul-de-sac lots for which DCAD is notoriously inaccurate.

  2. Crosstown Clay says

    Alex is confirmed – the property does not back to the Tollway. PS – does everybody know that DCAD has a plat map link on the property records? If anything, Realtors can refer to the plat map for accurate site dimensions, especially on cul-de-sac lots for which DCAD is notoriously inaccurate.

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