One of Preston Hollow’s first estates belonged to the affluent Italian count Pio Crespi, who constructed the expansive French mansion in 1939.

This past year, billionaire Andy Beal purchased the extravagant Walnut Hill Lane property, one of several iconic neighborhood homes that Forbes recently featured in its magazine.

The publication highlights 12 notable homes in the Hollow, from Dirk Nowitzki’s 9,800-square-foot abode to Energy Transfer Partners CEO Kelcy Warren’s elaborate home, complete with a baseball diamond and a bowling alley.

Forbes’ list, albeit impressive, neglected to mention one crucial piece of information about Mary Kay Ash’s pink manor — it was torn down in March. The cost to renovate the eccentric property exceeded its worth, so the wrecking ball transformed it into a heaping pile of rubble.

Forbes may not be aware that one of our neighborhood’s most well-known mansions is now nonexistent, but at least the remaining homes on the list won’t be demolished any time soon. (We hope.)


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