Antilia: World’s Largest & Most Expensive Private Residence

Exterior of Antilia

Antilia

Imagine driving your 1963 Jaguar Roadster into it’s designated parking space on floor 5 of your 6 floor, 168 vehicle parking garage.

When you walk inside your home, you ask one of your 600 staff members to alert the folks upstairs in your air traffic control center that guests will be arriving via all 3 helicopter pads later for dinner – in your ballroom – and a movie – in your 50-seat theater – and may want to take a dip in the Olympic size pool before they retire to one of the glass enclosed guest apartments for the evening.

Antilia Ballroom

Before the staff makes dinner, you take one of the 9 elevators in your lobby to the health club, where you work up a sweat in the gym and yoga studio, and cool off in your snow room. Yes. Snow Room. A room that has artificial snow swirling about at all times.

There are nine elevators operating in the lobby of Antilia

Think this is a fantasy?

It’s not!

Located on Altamount Road, Cumballa Hill South Mumbia, Antilia is the private residence of Mukesh Ambani and his wife, Nita, along with their three children. Mr. Ambani, a billionaire industrialist, and Chairman of Reliance Industries, is India’s wealthiest person.

Mukesh and Nita Ambani

His estimated net worth is about $22.3 Billion, allowing him to come in as the 4th richest man in the world (according to Forbes).

In 2007, Ambani purchased the land for his vision that he created with Chicago architects Perkins & Will. Three years and $500M-$600M later, Antilia was completed.

His home is named after the mythical Atlantic island of Antillia, and is currently worth around $1 Billion USD

Antilia stands 10 feet TALLER than the Taj Mahal at 570 feet. It has 27 stories, and because of some double ceiling heights, it’s about the equivalent of a 60 story apartment building.

The total living space is just under 400,000 square feet!

 

Just when you thought that the building may be unstable – you’re wrong! It was built to be able to survive a magnitude 8 earthquake. And if you’re thinking about the Tsunami earthquake, you guessed right! In order for this house to come tumbling down, an earthquake the strength of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami would have to occur!

All this time, I’ve been looking for a 8000 square foot home for my future family. All the while, my eyes should have been set on a home 50x that size! My thought process is clearly all wrong.

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Thank you Mukesh Ambani for showing me the light. Your home is 200% LUXAHOLIC APPROVED!

 

 

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