Bel Air Wilt Chamberlain’s “Ursa Major “
15216 ANTELO PLACE, LOS ANGELES | $11,995,000| 5 BD | 8 BA
If you ever wanted to know how an architect designs a brutalist modern home for a 7 foot tall Los Angeles Laker, look no further. Wilt Chamberlain commissioned David Rich to design this eclectic modern home in Bel Air which he designated “Ursa Major”. The title seems fitting as the home seems like it could blast off at any time.
This is by far the MOST unique & impossible to replicate property, that you may ever see. Exceptional custom built estate, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and mastered by renowned architect David Rich, for no other than basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain ( also know as “The BIG Dipper”, or Wilt the Stilt” ).
Utmost privacy & hidden behind massive gates, this major Belair estate named “URSA MAJOR”, is perched atop a secluded 2.5-acre promontory, on a cul-de-sac. Sweeping ocean, city, Stone Canyon reservoir and shimmering valley views. Over 9,300 square feet of exceptional living space.
Soaring five-story living room harmoniously blends cathedral ceiling, walls of windows, tree-like columns and Bouquet Canyon stone. Extensive renovations have reinvigorated this masterpiece with all the modern amenities and sensuous materials of today. It has a media room, billiard room, gym, redwood sauna, outdoor kitchen and endless indoor & outdoor entertainment space.
Picturesque canvas of lush gardens and grounds. Most extraordinary swimming pool, inspired by a personal lake, that wraps around the home (current building codes will not allow a collection like this today). Swim from your outdoor pool right into the main house….Now, where would you find that ? The brutalist design is offset by ample glazing that brightens and softens the interior.
Rich character and history of this residence remains unrivaled. Motor-court & garages can easily accommodate 10 + cars, parked behind gates. This house is a celebration of magnificent architecture, absolute privacy, lushly landscaped serene grounds, exhilarating views…..truly an “Architectural Wonder”, and a MUST see! Perfect for discerning buyers who value complete privacy and security in a prestigious celebrity enclave.
Listing courtesy of Bobby Syed, Coldwell Banker Realty
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