India's richest man Mukesh Ambani's home Antilia has been the subject of great intrigue nationally as well as internationally. Its construction began in 2005 and ended in 2010. Antilia, where Ambani lives with his wife Nita and three children, cost an estimated $1 billion to build.
Moneycontrol compiled some interesting facts about the Ambani residence, reportedly the world's most expensive home:
-- Antilia borrows its name from a mythical island in the Atlantic. It has 27 storeys spread over a total area of 4,00,000 square foot. Some floors have extra-high ceilings. As a result, Antilia is taller than regular 27-storeyed structures.
-- It is located on Altamount Road in Mumbai, which is not only India's but one of the world's toniest addresses.
-- It has six levels that exclusively serve as parking space. They can comfortably accommodate 168 cars. For those who wish to be airdropped, Antilia has three helipads on the roof.
-- An army of nearly 600 staff members is entrusted with the upkeep and maintenance of the Ambani residence.
-- Apparently, it has been built in such a manner that it can withstand an earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter Scale.
-- Antilia has a number of terraces, a ballroom and a theatre that can seat 50.
-- Further adorning Antilia are terrace gardens, a spa, a swimming pool and a temple.
-- The top floors of Antilia serve as the Ambani family's living quarters, making it an elevated home.
-- The dominant motifs in the home are that of the lotus and the sun.
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Updated Date: Mar 24, 2014 15:30:09 IST