Mukesh Ambani, one of the richest men of India, is the owner of multi-million dollar home, Antilia. Antilia is located in Mumbai and the first billion dollar home of the world. Antilia is a twenty-seven floor (560 ft or 173 m) largest building and it covered about 400,000 square feet. Construction of Antilla was started by the Melbourne-based construction company Leighton Holdings but another company has finished the construction of Antilia. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon inspires Mukesh to construct Antilia. Cost of Antilia is expected to $2 billion (£630m).
Mukesh Ambani is set to move to his new billion dollar home, Antilia with his wife Nita, and their three children. A health club with a gym and dance studio, at least one swimming pool, a ballroom, guestrooms, a variety of lounges and a 50-seater cinema are also the part of Antilia. Antilia is constructed for Nita Ambani's birthday bash from Mukesh Ambani. It is expected that they will move to Antilia on 28 October 2010. People, who will be invited to the housewarming, can select various means of transport to get there. Antilia contains three helicopter pads on the roof and space for 160 vehicles on the lower floors for parking.
The celebrations will take place on upper levels and nine lifts will take the guests from the lobby to upper levels. The 53-year-old tycoon and his family live on the top floors, with a sweeping view of the city and out over the Arabian Sea. There is servants’ staff is of 600 to keep things running smoothly and to maintain the Antilia building. Estimated cost of Antilia is £44m to build but, due to astronomic land and property prices of Mumbai will be worth about 15 times that amount so its cost is £630m. One local businessman visited the building and said that Antilia is marvellous, and it is one of its kind of Picasso painting.
According to experts, Antilia is the only one private property of largest size and prominence in the world. Antilia has been built with local materials as far as possible such as an asymmetric stack of glass, steel and tiles with a four-storey hanging garden. The ballroom ceiling contains glass and gold chandeliers hangers. Interior design of Antilia was supervised by an American firm and is described as "Asian contemporary". Antilia is equipped with facilities like a health spa, and small theatre with a seating capacity for 50 on the eighth floor. The seventh floor of Antilia is for in-house vehicle maintenance.
Some quick specs of Mukesh Ambani’s Billion dollar home Home:
- Six Floors of Parking
- 4,00,000 Square feet area
- 27 Stories
- Nine Elevators
- Four Stories Vertical Garden
- 600 Servants Staff
- Three Helicopter Landing Pads
Photos of Mukesh Ambani's New House, Antilia:
Video of $1 Billion Dollar Home Built For Billionaire Mukesh Ambani Of Mumbai India from youtube:
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