Inside an Indian multi-millionaire's home - the world's most expensive family residence


Mukesh Ambani, whose fortune amounts to a whopping $22.3 billion, a figure that would keep most of us calculating its Indian equivalent throughout the night, owns a 27-storeyed mansion. Christened Antilia, after a mythical island of the same name in the Atlantic Ocean, this mansion sits on one of the expensive localities in Mumbai, Altamount Road where square feet of area might cost you Rs 80,000.

Antilia was designed by Chicago-based architects Perkins and Will, with the Australian-based construction company Leighton Holdings taking charge of its construction

So how does this ultra expensive mansion look like?

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Basics

Basics
According to a Quora post, this 570-foot tall sky scraping home for five people in a family is built on a 49,000-square-foot plot and consequently has more floor space than the gigantic French Palace of Versailles. Also, there are 9 elevators to take family and guests to their destinations. What’s interesting about Antilla is that no floor is alike, whether in design or even materials used – all at the request of Mukesh’s wife Nita Ambani.

Features

 Features
Every whim of the family is catered for. The Ambani home is equipped with a health spa, a salon, aballroom, a 50-seat movie theatre and multiple swimming pools, yoga and dance studios and ice cream room, says the post.

​ Helipad

​ Helipad
The Ambani home has not one or two but three helipads on the roof.

Motif

Motif

Two design motifs—the sun and the lotus—are repeated throughout the mansion in rare materials like crystal, marble, and mother-of-pearl.

Garden

Garden
It might be a skyscraper, but Antilia still has a garden. The smartly built mansion’s garden lies in the space that holds the ‘W’-shape beams that support the upper floors. The hanging gardens are not just for show though; the plants are energy-saving devices that absorb sunlight keeping the interior of the house cool.

(Image: Vanity Fair)

​ All work and no play?

​ All work and no play?
It also has a ballroom, guest suites and theater that sit 50. There is also a spa, terraced gardens and a temple where the family prays regularly.

​ Cars are treated as guest

​ Cars are treated as guest
Unlike most places where cars are given a place at the basement, Mukesh Ambani has devoted six floors to his beloved cars which can house 168 cars, including his Rs 5 crore Maybach. He even has his own car service station on 7th floor. Of course, why would he call up the service centre!

Food

Food

The Ambanis are vegetarians and teetotalers, and only serve wine during cocktail hours. Meals are vegetarian and alcohol-free.
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