March 19, 2012

Inside Wilt Chamberlain's Bungalow, 1972

Built on a World War II anti-aircraft gun sight, Chamberlain's new pad overlooks Los Angeles

Aerial view of basketball star Wilt Chamberlain's $1 million home built in the hills of Bel Air

Basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain w. dog outside his home

The stone-walled pool room reflects Wilt's taste for color and for triangles. There is no right-angled corner anywhere in the house

Basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain swimming in his pool

Wilt's "X-rated room" is paneled in mirrors, upholstered with sofas, and dominated by a fur-covered waterbed

When not in use, Wilt's size 14 sneakers and his number 13 Lakers' uniform shirt hang in a 25x6 cedar wardrobe closet tended by his housekeeper

A 16-foot Venetian glass chandelier dominates the dining room and $17,000 worth of custom-made chairs

Among the concessions made specifically to Wilt's height are a wine rack high off the floor, an oversized shower, and a 14-foot-high front door

On a cantilevered balcony, Chamberlain overlooks his pyramidic living room

One of the Wilt's three Great Danes sleeps on his master's bed beneath a sliding roof. The spread is made from soft fur muzzles of Arctic wolves. He bought 1,500 of them from the Alaskan bounty hunters eight years ago

(LIFE, via Kansas City With The Russian Accent)


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