Antilia the Ambani house is owned by India’s business tycoon Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries. It is considered as the most expensive residence after Buckingham Palace, London, UK, in the world. It is located at Altamont Road, Cumballa Hill, South Mumbai. The area around Antilia is considered as one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Mumbai.
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Let’s dig in some interesting facts about the Antilia the Ambani house:
- Antilia (first named as Antilla) is named after a mythological island in the Atlantic Ocean.
- It is a 27- story building but some of its ceilings are of a double height which is closer to the size of a 60- story building.
- The house Antilia was designed by the Chicago based architectural company Perkins Will.
- It is constructed on the 49,000 square foot plot that touches the height of almost 550 feet.
- A 600 member- strong staff is employed to keep Antilia properly maintained and in order.
- The building has 3 helipads on the roof and has the most amazing views of Mumbai skyline.
- The home is equipped with a spa, a salon, a ballroom, 3 swimming pools, dance, yoga studios, and a 50-seat movie theatre.
- The home is designed to survive an earthquake rated up to 8 on the Richter scale.
- Mukesh Ambani has devoted six floors to park his favorite cars which can house 168 cars, including his Rs 5 crore Maybach. He has his own car service station on the 7th floor of the building.
- The residence has ten elevators designed to take the residence to specific floors.
- The home comes with a unique idea to beat the heat of Mumbai. It has an ice-cream room.
- All of this makes Antilia worth of USD 2 Billion, 14 Thousand Crore in Indian currency.
- The home has two design motifs—the sun and the lotus—are repeated throughout the mansion in rare materials like crystal, marble, and mother-of-pearl and 80% of ballroom ceiling is covered of crystal chandeliers.
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