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"Granite countertops, a chef's kitchen, and a mirrored ceiling in the bedroom..."

The LAT's Jerry Crowe has a fun piece up today about Wilt Chamberlain's former home in Bel-Air, and the people who have owned it since his death in October of 1999. Given the unique qualities of Chamberlain's decorating tastes and the legacy of his, ahem, legend, it's not surprising a few renovations have been undertaken. (Those are potent ghosts.) Among the decorating casualties are Wilt's "mirrored ceiling in the master bedroom that retracted to reveal open sky and a Cleopatra-inspired sunken bathtub that sat at the foot of the bed," along with a "playroom" featuring a wall-to-wall waterbed.

The original pool table and "a high-relief photo series of an attractive nude woman papered floor to ceiling in a guest bathroom" remain.

What really struck me, though, were Crowe's details on the purchase and construction price back in '71: $150,000 for 2.5 acres in Bel-Air, plus $1 million to build. The latter seems high- in most places you can still build an abundance of home for a cool mil, and this was nearly 40 years ago (perhaps the indoor moat swimming pool created extra costs), but while it was apparently very expensive then, the notion of buying 2.5 acres in that part of town for 150K seems amazing to me. Despite the crash in real estate prices. 

A guide to California real estate and a time machine might just be the single greatest moneymaking combination around.

BK

 
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This report from rotoworld yesterday:
Lamar odom was photographed smoking something at a labor day house party, which an "insider" claimed was marijuana. His camp and the lakers both say it was a white cigar.

Haha. Lamar a white cigar smoker? Now that's original

This house is the exact opposite of the title to the last post.

...there is EVERYTHING to see here....

This house is the exact opposite of the title to the last post.

...there is EVERYTHING to see here....

"A guide to California real estate and a time machine might just be the single greatest moneymaking combination around."

Think of the money you could make betting on sports! For instance, no way Scott Norwood misses that kick again!!


ex,


>>> "A guide to California real estate and a time machine might just be
>>> the single greatest moneymaking combination around."


>>> Think of the money you could make betting on sports!
>>> For instance, no way Scott Norwood misses that kick again!!


The ideal time machine solution, because it would NOT require money to invest to make money, would be lottery results. Don’t need to invest in stock market or real estate or betting on games.


Tom


BK


If you've got a real estate guide, I've got the time machine. Well, one built for the next play at my theatre, anyways. Acting!


Yellofever


Look to see lots of those sort of reports this season. Until someone gets tested and suspended I say they get the benefit of the doubt.


LakerTom

This is actually a responce to a post a thread or so ago. The Justin.TV link asked me if I wanted to download a special player to watch the game, but I was using a MAC (like I am right now). My computer at work is a Dell running Microsoft. Strangely enough, it works fine at work, the only strange thing being that when I get to the channelsurfing.net site through which I am re-directed, there's always some cute girl in the lower right corner of the screen popping up once or twice and saying she'd like to party with me in LONG BEACH. Imagine that. WHere were these cute girls in high school. Hell, where was the interenet in high school.


Oh yeah, Al Gore was cooking it up in his basement laboratory. I can see it now...


Tipper: Honey, listen to this hip hop album, they're talking about wieners and boobs!
Al: Not now Tipper! I'm so close to inventing something...extraordinary! Why don't you go and talk to some of the other Stepford Wives and put a little group together and just see what happens.
Tipper: Kay. I made you a sandwich.
Al: Whatttawoman!


And that's how the internet AND PArental Advisory stickers came to be.

Jamie,

Still burning up the PTO I see. I also noticed that the LA Times IT crew finally has fixed the style sheet so that we get single spacing back. Of course, we have all trained ourselves to double space. LOL. My aesthetic and artistic sense has always loved Apple but my business practicality respects Microsoft and the PC World. They each have their pluses and minuses. Business vs. Home works.

Tom

Jamie,

>>> Tipper: Honey, listen to this hip hop album, they're talking about wieners and boobs!

>>> Al: Not now Tipper! I'm so close to inventing something...extraordinary! Why don't you go
>>> and talk to some of the other Stepford Wives and put a little group together and just see
>>> what happens.

>>> Tipper: Kay. I made you a sandwich.

>>> Al: Whatttawoman!

LMAO.

Tom

BK,

"A guide to California real estate and a time machine might just be the single greatest moneymaking combination around."

I still remember when large swathes of the San Fernando Valley and Orange County were orange groves and cabbage fields. It was better then.

The problem with California is that it is so beautiful that in draws in just enough people to ruin that beauty.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!!

Celtics Paul Pierce & coach claim they will win 75 games because they have the best bench in the league: Rasheed Wallace, Marquis Daniels, Glenn Davis, Toney Allen & House. Claim they will have best defense, rebounding, steals, 3 point shooting & clear point guard superiority vs Lakers! Truth to that bench vs bench??? Looks like Lakers point guard spot & shooting percentage may be relatively week vs Celtics. Interesting to note Rondo & Davis averaged about 18 rebounds during playoffs.

It Worked!!!

My time machine worked.

I'm going to be rich!

Okay, I have the time machine I developed set to send me back 5 minutes in time.

If this works, I will build a more powerful model and go back far enough to make money with my knowledge of the future.

Here we go...

Neleho,
It went back 7 minutes, not 5. A time machine that's off by 40% is of questionable value.

i was going to make a time machine joke, but there were too many new threads. Aaah, i guess i'll have to go back in time to post a new one. Go back in the archives and check for my latest post, should be showing up about in 2007, somewhere around the playoffs. If its not there yet, i probably am having problems with my flux capacitor. check back earlier.


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