The most expensive home on the planet is in the inner city of Mumbai India not far from the poverty stricken slums on the renowned Altamont road, stands Antilia the most expensive home ever created.
This home ascends 27 stories stretching 568 feet high ,granting the massive structure with prime views of the Arabian Sea.
In technical terms the home is the second most expensive residential property in the world considering Buckingham Palace is worth around five billion u.s. dollars .However Buckingham Palace is considered a crown property whereas Antilia is a private residence and the most expensive private residential property at that with some pricing estimates as high as two billion dollars. Even still any list in which a residence is preceded by Buckingham Palace pretty much guarantees. That place is going to be over-the-top luxurious and is likely a house I’d love to move into.
In this article I’ll take you on a virtual informative tour of this ostentatious estate while engaging all of two of your senses in this massive home there are several ceilings that are double or triple heighted, so the 27 flawed skyscraper looks more like a 50 or 60 floor building. Can you imagine only being as tall as an ordinary 27 floor building? On some of the lower floors there is a multi-level car lot that can hold a hundred and sixty-eight vehicles.Somewhere in that car lot is also a car service station but if cars aren’t your style don’t worry the home also has three helipads placed on the roof. Few things say billionaire like more than one helipad on the roof .Both the private car lot and helipad are violations of residential bylaws in Mumbai but from what we can tell no one has forced the billionaires to make any changes. Above the car lot you’ll find an extravagant Lobby composed of nine elevators, further up is a two-story recreation center with a lap pool, a gym ,a juice bar, a dance studio and a yoga studio.
As you continue to ascend you will eventually run into a spa and a ballroom. The ballroom is adorned with multiple crystal chandeliers that cover 80% of the ceiling, leaving a shameful 20 percent exposed and unadorned. To capitalize on the entertainment focus areas of the home there’s a movie theater that sits 50 viewers ,there are multiple balconies and terraces with luscious gardens hanging over the sleek .The vegetation attached to the sides of the building are meant to absorb sunlight in order to keep the interior as cool as possible. Hopefully that touch can put a dent in what must be a monstrous electricity bill. As if all this luxury wasn’t enough of an escape from the hot busy streets of Mumbai the home comes fitted with an ice room equipped with a snow generator meant to mimic a winter wonderland a creative addition rivaled only by the likes of Willy Wonka.
The Immaculate structure was designed by architects Perkins and will out of Chicago and the interior design was overseen by an Australian company called lighten Holdings .While the 400,000 square foot building is home to just six. It’s also meant to make room for a staff of 600 cooks, cleaners and security personnel, so that makes the size of the mansion less excessive right? i double-checked that stat ,by the way and I can confirm a hundred staff per family member.
The building is named after a legendary Island also called the Isle of the Seven Cities. The tale of this island originates from an old Liberian legend in which bishops fleeing from the Muslim conquest of hispania escaped to an island and created seven settlements there. There’s not much else on that fun fact and no one seems to know why the of the home took to that fabled island.Bt that’s the thing with being a billionaire no one questions your decisions. Considering the unique shape of the skyscraper and the fact that it’s construction costs not six not seven not eight but ten figures it’d be a fair assumption to presume the design of the home is symbolic or at least you know on purpose and that assumption would be correct.
This incredible structure was meticulously crafted with Hindi influence and generously laced with religious symbolism. Within the 27 stories there are six sections of the home that are meant to reflect earth ,water,fire,air,sound and light. These elements were place from bottom to top as to mimic not Nickelodeon’s Avatar The Last Airbender but the ascension to enlightenment. Throughout the mansion there are two reoccurring motifs the Sun and the Lotus ,these symbols are meant to represent rebirth. The materials used to stand for these themes include marble,crystal and none other than mother-of-pearl. There was a temple in the home in which the family of six goes to pray regularly .There are many statues of Hindu deities throughout the home including the Hindu god Ganesh revered as the remover of obstacles and Shiva the Hindu deity who destroys to make way for new creation .
Along with religious themes and the motives of Lotus and sun, the house is said to have been inspired by the Atlantic Ocean. The owner of the two billion dollar home is Mukesh Ambani,chairman of Reliance Industries and surprise surprise the richest man in India. Mukesh is responsible for 1/5 of India’s exports which is absolutely outrageous, considering India makes up for 1/3 of the Earth’s population. His father created a business that turned into the world’s biggest producer of polyester fibers and yarns. Mukesh multiplied his inheritance many times over to become one of the richest men in all of Asia. For years Mukesh was a member of the top ten richest people in the world and during one surge in India’s stock market in 2007 he was believed to be the richest man on the planet. But as of recently he is at the 20th spot .Mukesh is worth 40.1 billion u.s. dollars and is 61 years old. Did someone ask for a list of the richest
people on the planet okay here it is
- Jeff Bezos, Amazon
- Bill Gates, Microsoft
- Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway
- Bernard Arnault, Louis Vuitton
- Amancio Ortega ,Zara
- Carlos Slim Helu and family
- Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
- Larry Elison ,Oracle
- Larry Page ,alphabet co-founder of Google
- Charles koch,koch industries
- David Koch, koch industries
- Sergey Brin, Google
- Michael Bloomberg ,Bloomberg
- ma huateng, Tencent holdings
- Jim Walton,Walmart
- Rob Walton,Walmart
- Alice Walton ,Walmart
- Steve Balmer, Microsoft
- Francoise Betancourt Meyers and family ,l’oréal
- Mukesh Ambani