Mukesh Ambani, one of the world’s most renowned business tycoons, and one of India’s most wealthy men’s sole home is situated on Altamount street, which is a highly posh road in Mumbai, and one of the most costly avenues to live on over the globe. As of November 2014, it is deemed to be the world’s most expensive residential property after the ‘Buckingham Palace’. In fact, it is the world’s most expensive private residential property, valued at as much as $1 billion.
It’s unique design make it clearly distinguished in the Mumbai skyline. Today, we bring you the inside pictures of ‘Antilia’. The interiors of ‘Antilia’ will take your breath away and the facts about making of this mansion will leave you speechless.
The legend of ‘Antilia’
The name ‘Antilia’ has been inspired by the mythical Atlantic island of ‘Antilia’. The ‘Antilia’ rises over 570 feet tall and has 27 floors which are of double or triple of the standard height. It gives you a feel of a 40 storey building. Apart from theatre, Ambani’s house has 50-person home-theatre with a garden roof and 9 high-speed elevators, each dedicated for different floors and purpose. The most jaw-dropping feature is the three helipads on the terrace along with an air space floor. The architectural design is based on the lotus and sun, and the top 6 floors of this structure are set apart as a private full-floor residence.
Mukesh Ambani has devoted six floors to his beloved cars which can house 168 cars, including his Rs 5 crore Maybach. Ambani even has his own car service station on the 7th floor. More than 600 full time members are required to maintain this mansion. Surprisingly, the Ambanis are vegetarians and teetotallers and only serve wine during cocktail hours. Meals are vegetarian and alcohol free.
The four storey open garden also houses an atrium and is covered with gardens, flowers and lawns. It also has a huge temple. The ballroom ceiling of ‘Antilia’ is 80% covered in crystal chandeliers. This most costly private home additionally contains a spa, a pool, a yoga spot, exercise centre, movie studio and a prayer room. There’s also an ice room where residents and guests can escape the Mumbai heat to a small, cooled chamber dusted by man-made snow flurries. Though this house of Mukesh Ambani features numerous lounges, chandeliers and opulently crafted mirrors along with Indian rugs in their finest crafted and woven form are a common feature of these rooms. It is said that Ambani made this house inspired by the Atlantic ocean.