The house - Antilla, owned by business tycoon Mukesh Ambani, is being valued at Rupees 4000 crores and is 173 metres tall. Normally that is the equivalent of a 60 storeyed tower, but in this case each floor is more than twice the height of a normal floor, with the result that the building has 27 floors. Given the prevailing state of skyscrapers in Mumbai, this building will be more than twice as tall as the earlier tallest buiilding. The view from the top will be breathtaking, no doubt.
Some other facts about this ‘house’..
Hanging gardens within the structure
Swimming pool within the structure
A two storey Health centre
Parking space for 168 cars (6 floors). All these cars will belong to Mukesh Ambani! Just in case you are interested, he drives a 5 crore Maybach now.
A floor exclusively for servicing these automobiles within the building.
A floor for Home theatre – sitting capacity of 50
The house will have a staff of 600 to do the maintenance activities. That gives a ratio of 1:100 for people living in the house and those who are paid to take care of it. The six lucky ones are the man himself, his wife, his 3 children and his mother Kokilaben.
Nine elevators dot the lobby floor: Two are designated for parking areas, three for guest quarters, two for the Ambani family residences and two for service. The lobby opens to numerous lounges, reception areas and powder rooms. Dual stairways lead from the lobby floor down to the ballroom, which is designed in an open layout with a two-story roof.
The most striking features of the Antilla ballroom are the crystal chandeliers that take up approximately 80% of the ceiling. The silver stairways lead to a central landing, behind which two retractable doors can open to display works of art. There is also a stage for entertainment or speeches, with a projection screen behind it. A kitchen, about the same size as the ballroom itself, can service hundreds of guests.
The leaves in the sinks are shaped in such a way that their stems guide water into the bowl created by the basket of the leaf.
Ambani's home features countless lounges, offering Reliance Industries guests a quiet escape. Chandeliers and mirrors are a common feature of these rooms, as are finely woven Indian area rugs.
Each space and floor uses materials not seen anywhere else.The furniture, floors, lines and dark woods of this lounge have a more minimalistic approach than the home's other lounges.
The theater is a full-fledged theater, indistinguishable from a cinema. A wine room, snack bar and entertaining space, including couches and tables, fill out the room.
The indoor/outdoor health level features a lap pool and Jacuzzi that take in views of the city skyline, as well as lounge chairs shaded by trees. Yoga and dance studios, changing rooms for men and women, gyms and a solarium with a juice bar fill out the interior space. Initially there were plans to include an ice room in the center space, where the Ambanis could sit on a hot Mumbai day to cool off in a man-made snow flurry!!!!!