Wilt “The Stilt” and His House on the Hill   19 comments

Ready for a another athlete’s home? You already got an insider’s view of Willie Mays’ pad from the 60s, so let’s see how Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain pushed the limits of mod living as shown in Life from March 24, 1972 and the January 1974 issue of Ebony. The architect was David Tenneson Rich who has the story of his involvement on his site.

Here’s more info from Big Time Listings when the house was sold in 2007:

“Built in 1971, the five-bedroom, 7,158-square-foot contemporary-style house at 15216 Antelo Place in Bel-Air was built by Chamberlain, who lived there until his death in 1999. TV writers George Meyer and Maria Semple purchased the house from Chamberlain’s estate in 2002 for nearly $3 million, and have owned it ever since. The house has attracted much attention over the years—both with this listing and in 2000-2002, when Chamberlain’s estate was trying to unload it, first for $7.45 million and later reducing its asking price to $4.38 million. The house’s unconventional (some might say tacky) features include a gold-lined hot tub, a retractable mirrored ceiling above the master bed, a swimming pool that flows into the living room, walls of glass, 40-foot ceilings, a wrap-around pool, and a balcony suspended over the living room, according to listing information. Other features include five and a half baths and teak finishes, according to listing information.

The house sits on a 2.58-acre parcel that has ocean and city views, according to public records and listing information.”

Life Magazine




More links:

Ursa Major Estate

A Walk Through Wilt’s House

The House That Wilt Built

Wilt Chamberlain’s spirit, and legend, live on in his mansion on the hill



Posted January 31, 2010 by mcarch in General

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19 responses to “Wilt “The Stilt” and His House on the Hill

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  3. Love that picture of him with his dog and the house ! Big dogs, big house, big …


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  6. Love it! I found the article because these awesome photos kept showing up on my flickr feed on my apple tv. 🙂 I had to do a search to find out more!


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  11. hot tubs with ceramic heaters are the best and they are safer to use too because the heating element is fully enclosed ~`~


  12. where is he now?


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  15. Long live the 30-60-90 drafting triangle!


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  18. Wilt has been gone nearly 20 years now. May he RIP. He was one of the greatest athletes of the 20th Century and, I contend, the greatest to ever lace up sneakers. He was certainly the strongest. My favorite quote about Wilt was in a piece written by Frank Deford in Sports Illustrated in 1986 (when he turned 50): “Wilt was so big, he blocked the sun”.


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