Wilt Chamberlain's Iconic L.A. Home Sold to Crypto Mogul Erik Voorhees

Wilt Chamberlain's custom-built Los Angeles home, once a symbol of the basketball legend's grandeur, has been sold to crypto entrepreneur Erik Voorhees for just under $9.7 million. This sale, after years on and off the market, reflects a significant drop from the nearly $19 million initially sought by the seller, Dmitri Novikov, yet it still represents a substantial gain over the purchase price in 2008.

The property, known as "Ursa Major," was designed by architect David Tenneson Rich on a plot Chamberlain bought in the mountains above Bel Air. The home underwent extensive remodeling in 2008, adding modern luxuries to its brutalist charm. Spanning almost 9,400 square feet, the house features five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a billiard room, sauna-equipped gym, and a screening room, all enveloped in redwood, glass, and stone. Its design offers sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and ocean, with a pool that wraps around the house, creating the illusion of floating in a lake.

Chamberlain, an NBA icon, played for the L.A. Lakers during the '60s and '70s, contributing to one of the best teams in NBA history. His legacy in the sport is cemented by his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and his inclusion in the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. The sale of his former home to Voorhees, a figure in the digital currency space, marks a new chapter for this architectural landmark, blending the worlds of sports history and modern technology.

listed by Coldwell Banker

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