Antilia: World’s most expensive home.
Antilia is the second most expensive residential property, after Buckingham Palace. It is thus the world’s most expensive private residential property. Antilia is owned by India’s richest person Mr. Mukesh Ambani.
Value: $1.5 billion (approx.)
Status: Complete (Took more than 7 years)
Owner: Mukesh Ambani
Locality: posh area of Altamount Road
Architect: Perkins and Will, Chicago-based architects.
Construction: Leighton Holdings, an Australian-based construction company.
Area: 48,000 sq ft
Staff: 600 people
Family members: 6 people
Lifts: 9-super-fast elevators
2 for parking floors
3 lifts for visitors
2 lifts for family members
2 lifts for service staff
Floors: Antilia has 27 floors with extra-high ceilings.
Bottom six floors for parking which can rest 160 cars.
7th floor has a dance studio and a 50 seat movie theatre.
13th floor has swimming pools, ice room and gym.
21st floor to 26th floor: rooms for family
27th floor: three helicopter pads
The home was also designed to survive an 8-Richter scale earthquake.
It also contains a four-story garden which has hanging hydroponic plants rooted in special chemical mixtures which absorb the sunlight and keep the interiors of the house cool.
No floor of Antilia is the same throughout this building and each floor is specifically designed according to the members of Antilia. Every material on every floor, from the wood to the metal used for the frames, to the tiles and design of the rooms, everything is different, and no room feels like the other.
About Mukesh Ambani
Forbes World’s 36th richest Billionaire
Real Time Net Worth as of 2016 is $22.3 Billion
He holds 44.7% shares in the company.
Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited.
The owner of world’s most expensive house, Antilia.
Parents: Dhirubhai Ambani
Spouse: Nita Ambani (married in 1985)
Children: Akash Ambani
He has a younger brother, Anil Ambani, and two sisters, Dipti Salgaoncar and Nina Kothari.
Education: Educated at University of Bombay, Stanford University. He received his BE degree in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga.
He is responsible for coming up with the Jamnagar petroleum refinery in Gujarat, which is the biggest grassroots petroleum refinery around the world.The petroleum refinery started by Ambani at Jamnagar can produce 660 thousand barrels of oil in a day.