March 13, 2008. I had heard rumblings that a very tall German basketball player whose name rhymes with “whiskey” had bought a five-bedroom, six bath Colonial-revival¬†property gigunda prop on Strait Lane, a.k.a. Billionaires Row, with very tall ceilings — I mean, tall! — for just under $8 million.
Then I got confirmation: Dave Perry-Miller was the listing agent for the massive 9,215 square foot home with 3-car garage, tennis court, swimming pool, and of course, a¬†basketball hoop or two. And Dirk Nowitzki was the buyer.
Then I found out that Dirk‚Äôs new purchase was actually the home of the¬† parents of one Michael Gruber, aka, Grubes, aka, the board op for BaD radio on The Ticket. The radio hosts teased Grubes about it for a whole radio radio segment. The Michael’s mom, Diane Gruber, went on to actually work for Dave Perry-Miller and became a real estate agent — does that say something about an agent that a client actually comes to work for him?
Dirk‚Äôs house is not on the market, and these are photos from the MLS when it was so the interiors may be a bit different. Doubt he’ll ever sell because (a) he likes it and (b) he is only 6 minutes away from one of Mark Cuban‚Äôs houses down there on Hollow Way — the23,676 one built in 1997 by Shariff-Munir on 6.83 acres with four or six garages, I forgot. Too many. This home makes Troy’s look rather small, actually, but is close enough that Dirk can jog on over.