A renovated mansion in Los Angeles’ Bel-Air area that belonged to basketball great Wilt Chamberlain until his death in 1999 has sold for $6,555,000.
In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on the sale of the mansion at 15216 Antelo Place in Bel-Air. Records show that an Eastern European couple purchased the house on January 28. The transaction was recorded with Los Angeles County on February 20. We wrote about Chamberlain’s house back on March 9, 2007. At that time, it was on the market for $10.5 million after having first been put up for sale in 2006 for $11.5 million. The house later was reduced to $7,295,000, which was its asking price at the time of the sale. The five-bedroom, 7,158-square-foot contemporary-style house was built in 1971 by Chamberlain. His estate sold the house in 2002 for close to $3 million to TV writers George Meyer and Maria Semple, who were the sellers. Features in the house over the years have included 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, all on a double-gated, 2.58-acre parcel with city and ocean views, according to public records and listing information. Still other features include a gourmet kitchen, cascading fountains, an outdoor fire pit, a four-room guest wing, a four-car garage, two offices, a billiard room, and 50-foot ceilings, according to listing information. Chamberlain isn’t the only celebrity who has lived on the street. In fact, on February 19, we exclusively wrote about the sale of the 2,867-square-foot, onetime Farrah Fawcett mansion at 15220 Antelo Place, which sold on January 23 for $3,608,000. That house is next door to the former Chamberlain mansion. Check out still-available online listing sheets for the former Chamberlain mansion – complete with photos – here and here.