Ursa Major Estate, Estate of the Day
Every time I see a listing that claims the home has Frank Lloyd Wright influences I sigh. Very few homes deserve the Lloyd Wright inspired moniker. This one is different, the use of wood as well as the filtering of light do give it a Frank Lloyd Wright feel. The four-bedroom home is located in a celeb-packed neighborhood in ultra-elite Bel-Air, California and sits on 2.5 acres. Details include 40-foot ceilings, walls of glass which reveal skyline views, solar heating, a steam shower, wraparound pool and other top-of-the-line amenities. But the real lure is the stunningly beautiful design which is iconic rather than dated even though the house was built in the early 1970s. According to Forbes, the home is owned by George Meyer and Maria Semple, the husband/wife writing team behind The Simpsons, and was built in 1971 by Wilt Chamberlain. It is listed at $11.5 million. According to legend, Wilt named the home Ursa Major after his own nickname of the Big Dipper. After the jump, the sexiest place to stargaze.