Dirk Nowitzki has bought the Charles Wyly mansion at 5906 Deloache in the “Honeypot” of Preston Hollow.

While the estate was once listed for $8.25 million, pricing got way more realistic last year when Allie Beth Allman took it over. She was appointed by federal courts back in 2018 to dissolve the property to pay off Wyly’s creditors. The Wyly brothers — Charles and Sam (who had an epic home on Beverly Drive that was built in 1924 for Dallas businessman Fred Schoellkopf) were found guilty in 2014 of using Isle of Man off-shore accounts and trading to avoid paying taxes. The grand total bill between the Wylys? $1.1 billion.

The property was listed at $5,999,950. Sale proceeds to satisfy the family’s debt to the U.S. government. So thanks, Dirk!

Sources say Nowitzki picked up the estate for $5,375,000.


Tuscan Villa

Photography by Costa Christ

Let’s talk turkey. Not the bird, the truth. We’ll get to the bird later! There are gorgeous luxury homes all over Dallas. But, you’ve never seen one like this Tuscan Villa at 10739 Bridge Hollow Court in the Creeks of Preston Hollow. I say this with some degree of authority because although by day I stage homes in all price ranges, my nights are spent trolling multi-million dollar homes that I hope you will find interesting.

This one is beyond exceptional. I try hard to find fault with these huge homes, but I cannot see a single thing that’s been overlooked in this masterpiece.

So, I was a bit surprised to discover that even this luxury home has been enhanced recently, as odd as that may seem. But, every owner puts their stamp on a property regardless of how amazing it is when they make the purchase.


Preston Hollow Classic Contemporary
Appreciation for architecture from the 1970s is slowly unfolding, but I’ll tell you where real bang for your buck lies today. It’s in homes built in the 1980s. Our Inwood Home of the Week at 4730 Royal Lane is a Preston Hollow classic contemporary that was built by Shepherd and Boyd, and it’s the best-kept secret in town.

10731 Bridge Hollow Court facadeWe love a livable home, especially a livable luxury home. So many multi-million dollar homes are filled with rooms that rarely, if ever, get used, but that’s certainly not the case with this modern Mediterranean at 10731 Bridge Hollow Court in the Creeks of Preston Hollow.

For those of you unfamiliar with that subdivision, it’s between Strait Lane and Inwood Road, just south of Royal Lane. Yep, the honeypot of CEOs, sports stars, and those with extremely discerning taste. (more…)


Strait Lane has long been home to the largest most impressive estates in Dallas and a veritable Who’s Who has claimed residency here at one time or another. Luminaries like Nancy Dedman, Phil Romano, Jessica and Dirk Nowitzki, Robert and Laura Wilson – yes the parents of Owen, Luke, and Andrew –Lisa and Kenny Troutt, John and Ann McReynolds, Brint Ryan, Norm and Kelly Green, Ralph Oats, Mehrdad Moayedi, Naomi Aberly and Larry Lebowitz at 10210 Strait Lane, and, of course, Margot and Ross Perot have all called, or now call Strait Lane “home.”

Of course, this is also the street holding the beautiful home of Dr. Richard Malouf and his beautiful wife, Leanne, and their water park.

It is the dream of every world-class architect to design a home here. Philip Johnson, Bud Oglesby, and Cole Smith all built iconic mansions here, some of which are sadly no longer standing, but a new generation of architects continue to create lavish estates. Owning a home on Strait Lane means not only have you have seriously arrived, you arrived in a G5 jet.

PS: There is also a Strait Lane in Flower Mound.

Now if you have the money honey — just a cool $17.5 mil — we’ve found the house of your dreams. It was on the market for a bit last year when Candy toured it. (She says she was so blown away she lost her notes, dropped them along with her fingernail file.)

The house is simply stunning and hello, this is not Dallas right here at 1062 Strait Lane. This is the Wine Country under a Tuscan sun.


10245 Strait Lane extYou know you do it — take a stroll down Strait Lane from time to time to check out some of the most glorious mansions in Dallas owned by some of our most famous peeps. Strait Lane is Mansion Row, and home to Ross Perot, Dirk Nowitzki, Phil Romano and Brint Ryan. Well, first home at least. Home builder extraordinaire Sharif & Munir has a lovely “little pad” on Strait for your buying pleasure that will only set you back $12 million —well, just $11,750,000.Strait Lane Living Strait Lane Kitchen Strait Lane Master Bath Strait Lane Bar Strait Lane Wine Cellar Strait Lane Living 2

Faye Briggs, take note: if a home was born for entertaining, this home is it. You get almost 20,000 square feet in three stories on a one acre lot loaded with mature trees — Sharif & Munir goes to great pains to save and preserve trees when they build. trees. This home has a full basement loaded (to put it mildly) with a with a theater, fitness room, wet bar, wine cellar, den and exits to a sunken courtyard with a covered sitting area and a water feature that flows from the pool and spa above. Including the sunken cover verandas and garages, there’s a whopping 19,184 square feet under one roof. Every room is loaded with detailed hyper-vigilant quality from the construction to the trim, paint, wall finishes, flooring and granites which are some of the most rare in the world. The kitchen granite may be one of a kind in the U.S!

10245 Strait Lane is definitely one of the largest homes in Dallas au currant, and ready for a major league star… who will feel right at home with all the other stars of Strait Lane.

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