As Wilt Chamberlain and his architect, David Tenneson Wealthy, stood on the web site of a former Chilly Struggle missile launch in a secluded hilltop lot, Wealthy drew a sq., a circle and a triangle within the dust. He requested Wilt, “Which one feels proper to you?” Wilt stepped contained in the triangle and instantly felt snug, so the story goes.
And so, a triangle trophy house that might come to be identified Ursa Main was constructed. The angled house constructed of concrete, metal and stone is surrounded by water components and stretches 40 toes tall in its nice room. The doorway parallels the grand scale and geometric form with a 14-foot-tall, one-ton triangular entrance door. Its Brutalism model structure takes inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright and the world travels of Lakers legend, Wilt Chamberlain.
The Ursa Main moniker hails from Chamberlain, himself, who’s nicknamed the Large Dipper as a result of the seven-foot-one middle has to dip his head when he walks by means of average-height doorways. He wished the house to really feel snug for buddies of all heights. Even with its grand scale, the house’s Redwood touches, wood-burning hearth and sunken front room make it really feel heat and welcoming.
The property boasts six bedrooms, eight loos and a complete 9,395 sq. toes of residing area. It has had a number of homeowners since its building within the early Seventies, and has undergone a number of renovations. Set on 2.5 acres, there are additionally two motor courts that may accommodate as much as ten automobiles. The expansive pool’s immense dimension would now not be capable to be constructed underneath at the moment’s present codes. Ursa Main is a mansion that defies comparability and can’t be duplicated.
15216 Antelo Place in Bel Air is listed with Hilton & Hyland for $14.9 million.
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