The House that Wilt Built

In 1971 former Los Angeles Laker Icon, Wilt Chamberlain built a home perched upon the hills of Bel-Air.  David Tenneson Rich was the architect who designed this home. Think Death Star meets North West Lodge.  There is nothing quaint or humble about Mr. Chamberlain’s former abode.  7158 sq ft. The amenities are mind-blowing.  Gold lined hot tub, retractable mirrored ceiling in the Master Bedroom.  Where else would you have the retractable mirrored ceiling?  40 foot ceilings resembling a cathedral more than a house and to top that off a swimming pool that flows through the living room.

Chamberlain must have had an enormous influence on Dennis Rodman's sense of fashion

Chamberlain was one of the most dominant basketball players to ever play the game.  On and off the court Chamberlain remained a controversial figure for his outlandish remarks about the game and his personal life.  One of his most famous statements came from his autobiography where he stated that he had sex with over 20,000 women.  No I didn’t mistype an extra zero, that’s 20k.  So now you understand the necessity of a retractable mirrored ceiling? A life long bachelor, this would remain Wilt’s über bachelor pad till the day he died.  Wilt passed away in 1999 at the age of 63.

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2 Responses to The House that Wilt Built

  1. James says:

    You know my bro-in-law’s friends bought that place? Next time I am in LA, maybe we can take a tour. Supposedly Wilt’s custom built bed is still there.

    • James that is crazy. Can you imagine the stories those walls could tell. That would be too cool if we could get the ten minute tour of his place. Wonder what ever happend to his wolf snout bed spread? It was made with 1500 wolf skins.

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