Mukesh Ambani’s plans to move into his new 27-storey skyscraper in Mumbai later this month.Mukesh Ambani’s $one billion ‘Antila’ may outprice any other home in the world. The building – named Antilia, after a mythical island – will be home to Ambani, his wife and their three children.
The ‘awfully strange-looking tower’ has a health club, gym, dance studio, a ballroom, guestrooms, numerous lounges, a 50-seat screening room, an elevated garden, three helipads, and underground parking for 160 vehicles, 600 Servants Staff.
On the top floors, with a sweeping view of the city and out over the Arabian Sea, are quarters for the 53-year-old tycoon and his family. Overall, there is reported to be 37,000 sq metres of space, more than the Palace of Versailles. To keep things running smoothly, there is a staff of 600.
An asymmetric stack of glass, steel and tiles with a four-storey hanging garden. The glass and gold chandeliers are hanging from the ballroom ceiling. Interior design of Antilia was overseen by an American firm and is described as “Asian contemporary”. It has apparently been influenced by vaastu, an Indian tradition close to feng shui, which supposedly allows positive energies to move through the building.