Category Archives: Celebrity Houses in Texas

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Mary Kay’s Dallas Mansion Hits Market For $3.3M

[one_fourth]Price: $3,300,000[/one_fourth]

[one_fourth]Size: 11,874 sq ft[/one_fourth]

[one_fourth]Bedrooms: 6[/one_fourth]

[one_fourth_last]Bathrooms: 8[/one_fourth_last]

If you’re prepared to write a $3.3 million dollar check for this Dallas, Texas estate, then get ready to park your pink Cadillac in the driveway of the home that used to belong to Mary Kay Ash, the Queen of Cosmetics. This pink palace is loaded with extras but you have to enjoy the color or it’s just not right for you.

The house comes replete with an entryway that would rival the Taj Mahal, lined with white columns against the pink backdrop and guarded by stone lions, the tall glass entryway welcomes all, peasant, pundit or prince.

The foyer is more of a lobby than a foyer in this 11,874 square foot home. Even the Queen of Cosmetics thought the house was too big and eventually moved back into her previous home, leaving the house to someone else with a penchant for pink. The foyer has a semi-spiraling staircase with white wrought-iron rails, a marble floor and white plush carpet on the stairs. The color? You guessed it—pale pink.

One of the sitting rooms breaks from the pink tradition of the home, with wooden walls, ceilings and hardwood flooring. The design of the embossed wooden walls and the high slightly arching windows is reminiscent of a castle in the times of King Arthur. Alas, there is no pink here.

The formal dining area, just off the foyer, follows through with the pink wall theme, but has high arched windows and white woodwork so it isn’t quite as noticeable. There are arches everywhere you look in this home. The hallway is a massively long arch with white pillars at the side. The windows are arched and even the entry ways to the rooms are arched. The hall at the top of the stairs, however, is not surrounded by an arched railing—that railing is arced.

Luckily, the kitchen is traditional—but big. It offers white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and an adjoining two story glass walled breakfast nook. If there’s any pink, it certainly is hidden.

Some people note that the theme of pink was taken to an extreme when they heard reports of a pink quartz toilet in the boudoir. However, if you look pretty in pink and have $3.3 million to throw around, this excessively pink mansion is up for sale.

Photos of Mary Kay Ash’s Dallas Texas Mansion

source: Realtor.com

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Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom Rent $7.5K Luxury Condo in Dallas

While buying real estate may be a good move for some couples, it isn’t if you’re a forward for the Dallas Mavericks with the potential for a shorter time with the team than expected. While Lamar Odom and reality show wife who’s allegedly a non-Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, looked for homes in Dallas, they decided instead to rent a condo in the W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences instead for the sum of $7,500 a month. The couple still owns a house in Tarzana, California, close to the home of the L.A. Lakers and Lamar’s previous employer, so the decision to rent seems quite logical.

While the new condo is not nearly as expansive as their Tarzana, California mansion, it has other perks that make it perfect for this couple. It comes with all the amenities such as a zero-edge swimming pool, 24 hour security with the works, a doorman and controlled access, a lap pool, Bliss spa, two fitness centers, an entertainment lounge and concierge services. Oh, did I mention it also has a VIP access to Craft, whose chef is Tom Colicchio, a judge on the program “Top Chef.” I see a lot of takeout Roasted Guinea Hen and black truffles in Khloe’s future.

The interior of the apartment offers a grand view due to the floor-to-ceiling windows in this corner condo. It even has automatic window shades. If you’ve never experienced them before, once you do, they’ll keep you occupied for an entire day…unless of course you have a social life.

There’s an open plan main living area where the living room, dining room and kitchen are only separated by your imagination and a few area rugs. While the open plan works for the glass-enclosed area, the kitchen is a bit dated and there’s a Buddha head on top of the cabinetry, which simply doesn’t belong. If the condo came furnished, let’s hope Khloe moves it to a less conspicuous place.

The condo is more of a bachelor’s dream, but certainly a wise decision on the part of the couple. It has a wet bar, billiard nook, wine storage area and a snack counter. The male décor may be because Mack Hicks, the son of Tom Hicks, owner of the Texas Rangers, owns the condo. While the slate flooring throughout and the bathrooms tiled in Mother of Pearl adds a good touch, the biggest plus is that the location is within walking distance to Lamar’s new job at the American Airlines Center.

More Pictures of Khloé Kardashian & Lamar Odom’s Dallas Condo

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Troy Aikman Texas Mansion For Sale

[one_fourth]Price: $24,000,000[/one_fourth]

[one_fourth]Size: 10,520 sq ft[/one_fourth]

[one_fourth]Bedrooms: 5[/one_fourth]

[one_fourth_last]Bathrooms: 6[/one_fourth_last]

[box] Could Troy Aikman be downsizing or has the Dallas housing market entered a ‘boom phase’? These are just a few of the questions that are now circulating since the Pro Football Hall of Famer placed his elaborate estate in the hands of eager realtors.[/box]

This 10,520 sq. ft. home has enough space to house the entire Dallas Cowboys’ football team even though there are only 5 bedrooms and 6 full baths. The family room alone measures 800 square feet, or nearly the size of a small home. A savvy new owner could convert the fitness room or home theater room into extra bedrooms in a pinch.

Aikman still owns the most expensive home in Dallas, but an impending divorce could be forcing his hand, especially when you consider that ‘touchdown’ asking price of $24 million.

Although there are no available records to show the original sale price it must have been a ‘Hail Mary’ pass because the wealthy Aikmans had to apply for a $7 million dollar mortgage in addition to the hefty chunk of change they paid out of pocket.

Surprisingly this enormous home with swimming pool, outdoor entertainment area and guest house was not the original structure that Troy and Rhonda Aikman purchased in 2004. That very nice house was bulldozed to the ground because the lovebirds felt that they deserved a completely new love nest.

Now, less than 10 years later this elaborate and overworked mansion is being offered for sale at a premium price. It is doubtful that anyone is going to pay the full asking price, but you can never underestimate the power of the Aikman cachet-especially among the ‘diehard’ fans of the Dallas Cowboys.

photo credit: Allie Beth Allman

Troy Aikman Former Texas Mansion Pictures