The man responsible for making women feel beautiful sold his Kent mansion for a sweet $8.5 million, which is actually a bargain.
James Preston, who ran Avon Products from 1988 to 1998 made the sell after lowering the price from the previous offer of $14 million, the Wall Street Journal reports, Even at the reduced rate, it's believed to be the highest sale in Litchfield County to date in 2010, according to the Waterbury Republican-American.
That's not a bad deal for the buyer, considering the five-bedrooms 8,500 square foot Colonial home is surrounded by 398 acres, including a tennis court, pool house and barns. It also has a mountain side view.
Preston, who held the posts of chairman and chief executive at the direct cosmetics seller, declined to comment to the Journal.
Preston's departure from the neighborhood takes a little beauty out of a neighborhood whose residents seem to excel in making the world a little prettier. Among his former neighbors are Oscar and Annette de la Renta.