MOST EXPENSIVE, TALLEST AND 2nd
LARGEST RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IN
The home is named “Antilia“ after a mythical island in the
Atlantic Ocean. Well, it's certainly not far from being a
mythical land standing tall in the middle of Mumbai and all its
poverty and starvation.
Each one of the 27 storeys of this home has been designed uniquely and neither one
matches the other. Distinction has been achieved through the interiors which are
crafted in crystal, mother of pearl, rare woods, marble and other extravagant materials.
The architectural design responds to the needs of family members, hence private
residents span four of the topmost floors. This elevated design invites plenty of natural
sunlight and offers panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. The interior of Antilia is
enriched with lots of beautiful shelving units which gives a rich feeling to the rooms.
Antilia revolves around Mr. Ambani and his
family hence it is equipped with every possible
amenity, comfort and attraction that these
ultra rich individuals may require.
1.9 super fast elevators which are divided
amongst visitors, family members and so on.
They make navigating within this colossal
structure an absolute delight.
2.A deluxe private theater which seats 50 and
boasts a garden on its terrace is not the only
terrace garden of the multi-storey mansion.
3.Multiple swimming pools.
4.Dance and yoga studios alongside special
gyms for each family member.
5.A health spa, a large ballroom and a salon.
Ice room which produces snow and helps beat
the scorching Mumbai heat.
Nita Ambani defines her family’s safe haven as an amalgamation of ultra
modern home which possesses a heart that is 100% Indian. Well, looking at
the aesthetics and features it would not be wrong to say that Antilia offers the
best of both world to five family members who thoroughly enjoy every
comfort it holds.
Amalgamating modernity and ethnicity
This ravishing residence is
equipped to take exceptionally
good care of the entourages of
guests. While they enjoy in the
various entertainment and
social zones of the mansion,
their assistants or body guards
can wait and relax in a specially
designed and constructed
entourage room. Hospitality at
this house is certainly surreal
and incredibly pleasurable.
1. They picked the most expensive street for the most expensive home.
The 4,00,000 sq. ft. building is located on Altamount Road in South Mumbai - or
SoBo, as it is popularly known - one of the most expensive addresses in the world.
Yes, we're talking about a street where real estate has a going rate of about 80,000
per square foot. *shudder*
2. Every floor is the same height as an average 2 storeyed building. So Antilia
actually has around 60 floors!
The Antilia is a 27-storey building (designed to survive an 8-Richter scale
earthquake, btw) with ceilings so high that a building this tall with regular ceilings
would've had anything between 40 and 60 floors. This five-person family sure has
some high demands. Get it?! HIGH demand
3. The cars get extra love with 6 (S-I-X) whole floors for 'em.
Mukesh Ambani has devoted six whole floors to his beloved cars, including his ₹5
crore Maybach. Apart from the garage that can house 168 cars, he even has his own
car service station on floor seven. What Indian household is complete without a car
service station, guys?! Phsshhh..!
4. The mansion has 3 helipads on the roof. Not one, not two. But three!
'Cause let's face it, it's everybody's dreamt to never have to face that Mumbai
traffic. The Ambani's can just make the dream happen. *shrug*
5. Super-fast elevators for the super-fab home.
The lobby has nine elevators to take the family and any guests they may have to any
of their many possible destinations in the shrine to wealth.
6. They've got a rec-center that'll put most luxury hotels to shame.
The Ambani home is equipped with a 2-storey recreation center which boasts of a gym, a
health spa, multiple swimming pools, a jacuzzi, separate yoga and dance studios among
several other amenities. *sees flashes of Mr. Ambani boogie-ing away* "Dance
studio banvaya hai toh use toh karegnge!"
7. And that's not even nearly it. There's a Barjatya-style mandir in there.
Antilia has the family's very own mega-temple for their mega-sanskaari poojas. Apart
from, of course, the several guest suites, a salon, an ice-cream parlour and a private
movie theatre that seats 50 people.
8. And get this, the building has a 'snow room'.
Yep, if you're at the Ambani household, and want to beat the Mumbai heat (and the
temple has failed you), you could simply head off to a room where the walls spit out
9. If all that weren't enough, the Antilia also has a ballroom.
That's right, an actual frikkin' ballroom, to y'know, have balls and stuff like a Disney
prince. 'Cause why the frick not! These balls would only serve vegetarian food and
no alcohol, though - with the Ambanis being complete vegetarians and teetotallers.
10. The family's living quarters are on the top floors because they 'wanted the
And possibly also because they're far more likely to use the helicopters to get places
than anything way down on boring ol' land.
11. The Ambanis don't stand for repetition. Every floor is unique.
While the motifs of the sun and the lotus are consistent through the structure in rare
materials like crystal, marble and mother-of-pearl, no two floors in the Antilia are said to be
alike - whether in design or in materials used. Turns out the only thing the mansion
does not have room for, is repetition. Duh!
13. It reportedly takes a staff of 600 to maintain the world’s most expensive home.
With an entourage room where security/body guards and other assistants can relax. But
it has been said that the kids, when they're visiting from the US, clean their rooms
themselves! Y'know, 'cause tough love, guys!
Antilia, the dream home of an extremely rich
man is fit for him in every perceivable way,
which is why it features a six storey garage
space that accommodates the 168 cars that
the family has the joy of owning. To service
this large fleet of cars a large and fully
equipped service center is housed on the
7th floor. While those who wish to arrive
and leave using cars can easily do so owing
to these easily accessible floors, those who
wish to arrive by air have also been catered
to. This 49,000 sq feet sun and lotus themed
home features three helipads and an air
space floor that acts as the control center
Energy efficiency has been
emphasized throughout the house.
This is precisely why it features a
hanging garden that efficiently
absorbs sunlight and maintains
adequate cooling within the interiors.
Despite the distinctive Babylon meets
Blade Runner edifice that is home to
this garden the very first electrical bill
that the Ambani’s incurred in their
new home was worth more than Rs.
70 Lakh. This comes as no surprise as
the dazzling glass sheath structure
needs exorbitant power to provide
comfort and joy to its residents.
Energy efficient yet