Mary Kay Cosmetic’s mogul Mary Kay Ash’s mansion is now 2.7 million, down from 3.3 million a year ago, and it was 5.7 million before that per the New York Post. The mansion in Dallas is one of the area’s most recognized homes and a women’s symbol of success. The exterior is painted in the Mary Kay Makeup trademark color pink and was reportedly her favorite color.
The property details per Realtor.com state “the mansion is a landmark in prestigious Old Preston Hollow and is exquisitely positioned on more than an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens, terraces & fountains. Incredible carved wood mouldings, 40 foot ceilings, and walls of beveled glass windows overlook the breathtaking pool area.”
Reportedly, there is a pink tub and toilet in the master bathroom, but unfortunately I found no photos of them. The inside is quite elegant, as I would expect of this stately looking historic pink empire house.
The pink stucco mansion was built in 1984 and the address is 8915 Douglas Avenue Dallas, Texas. It is not too big and not at all small with 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. Mary Kay not only lived here, but also used the home as her headquarters. Forbes states Mary Kay sold the house back in 2000 to downsize, and the current owner who is a Dallas physician, and I glean from the article an entrepreneur herself, wants to sell and move to the San Juan Islands.
Mary Kay Ash built a Fortune 500 company with more than 1.5 billion in retail sales annually, so her net worth when she passed away in 2001 is no doubt astronomical.
Here is the Chronology on Mary Kay Ash who is credited with starting a “business run by women to benefit women. Remembering the promotion she lost to a man 30 years earlier, Ash told Texas Monthly, “Those men didn’t believe a woman had brain matter at all. I learned back then that as long as men didn’t believe women could do anything, women were never going to have a chance.”
1963: Launched Mary Kay Cosmetics in Dallas, Texas
1968: Mary Kay Cosmetics stock went public; sales top at $10 million.
1970: Opened first Mary Kay branch office.
1981: Wrote autobiography, Mary Kay: The Success Story of America’s Most Dynamic Business Woman.
1983: Named one of America’s 100 most important women by Ladies Home Journal.
1985: Leveraged buy-out returned company to private ownership by family.
1987: Succeeded by her son, Richard, as head of Mary Kay. -encyclopedia.jrank.org
See and read more about Mary Kay Ash or the mansion for sale at the sources below.
Forbes, Realtor.com, Encyclopedia.jrank.org
Other Celebrity Mansion to see is Rent Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Bermuda Home.