A Look Inside World’s Most Expensive House – Antilia
Antilia – Owned by one of India’s leading business personality, Mukesh Ambani is the most expensive private residential complex in the world. It is located in Mumbai, not around the slums as some reports suggests but on Altamount Road in Mumbai which is one of the most expensive addresses in the world.
Antilia has been valued at roughly $1 billion. This means that even the wealthiest celebrities in the world would struggle to get a mortgage on it. It has been expanded a few times over the years. At the moment it stands at about twenty-seven stories tall and has floor space of around 400,000 square feet. The utiliy bills, for me at least, would be somewhat of a worry. But I am sure that Mukesh Amabani can foot the bill and also pay over 600 staff members who look after the building. It is worth noting that the floors of the building have actually been made double the height that they normally would be (presumably to make it seem more airy inside). This means that in terms of height the building is actually closer to 40 stories. This is in addition to the six levels of underground parking (more parking than your average parking for a mall) and three helipads.
One of the crazy things about Antilia is that every floor of the home has its own unique architectural style. You will not find the same materials used on more than a couple of different floors. This means that every time you step out of one of the nine elevators it will appear as though you are in a different home altogether.
It is hard to begin to list the amenities that Antilia boasts. You have gyms, floating gardens, pools, a full-sized cinema that seats 50 people, a ballroom that seats 400 people and more guest suites than a small-sized hotel. The house is almost constantly undergoing construction however and it is impossible to predict just what is going to be added next. Sadly very few pictures exist of the interior and thus it is unknown exactly what wealth can buy.
Just to round off this article; Antilia has actually generated a considerable amount of controversy around the world. This is due to the fact that the Ambani and family are refusing to move into the home simply because they believe that it will bring them bad luck due to the Vastu Shastra (basically the Indian version of Feng Shui), being all off. This means that not only is Antilia the most expensive home in the world, it is also the emptiest.