- The home is named “Antilia” after a mythical island in the Atlantic Ocean. Well, it’s certainly not far from being a mythical land standing tall in the middle of Mumbai and all its poverty and starvation.
- Antilia is the proposed name for a twenty-seven floor building in Mumbai for Indian businessman, Mukesh Ambani’s, Chairman of Reliance Industries, whose family will occupy about 35,000 square feet and estimated cost is US $2 billion, and is inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon at Altamount Road on the famed Malabar Hill, the building will house parking for 168 cars, a movie theatre for audience of fifty, living quarters on four floors and three helipads.
Interior of the home
- Each one of the 27 storey’s of this home has been designed uniquely and neither one matches the other. Distinction has been achieved the interiors which are crafted in crystal, mother of pearl, rare woods, marble and other extravagant materials.
- The architectural design responds to the needs of family members, hence private residents span four of the top most floors.
- The elevated design invites plenty of natural sunlight and offers panoramic view of the Arabian sea.
- The interior of Antilia is enriched with lots of beautiful shelving units which gives a rich feeling to the rooms.
- 1.9 super fast elevators which are divided amongst visitors, family members and so on. They make navigating within this colossal structure an absolute delight.
- Dance and yoga studios alongside special gyms for each family member.
- A health spa, a large ballroom and a salon.
- Multiple swimming pools.
- A deluxe private theatre which seats 50 and boasts a garden on its terrace is not the only terrace garden of the multi-storey mansion.
Is it true Antilia are of 60 feet
- Every floor is the same height as an average 2 storeyed building. So Antilia actually has around 60 floors.
- The Antilia is a 27 storey building (designed to survive an 8-Richter scale earthquake, btw) with ceilings so high that a building this tall with regular ceilings would’ve had anything between 40 and 60 floors.
Antilia has 3 helipads on the roof
- Cause let’s face it, it’s everybody’s dreamt to never have to face that Mumbai traffic. The Ambani’s can just make the dream happen.
Super-fast elevators for the super-fab home
- The lobby has nine elevators to take the family and any guests they may have to any of their many possible destinations in the shrine to wealth.
They’ve got a rec-center that’ll put most luxury hotels to shame
- The Ambani home is equipped with a 2-storey recreation center which boasts of a gym, a health spa, multiple swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, separate yoga and dance studios among several other amenities.
The building has a ‘snow room’
- Yep, if you’re at the Ambani household, and want to beat the Mumbai heat, you could simply head off to a room where the walls spit out man-made snowflakes.
They picked the most expensive street for the most expensive home
- The 4,00,000 sq. ft. building is located on Altamount Road in South Mumbai as it is popularly known one of the most expensive addresses in the world.
- Yes, we’re talking about a street where real estate has a going rate of about 80,000 per square foot.
The Ambani’s don’t stand for repetition, because every floor is unique
- While the motifs of the sun and the lotus are consistent through the structure in rare materials like crystal, marble and mother-of-pearl, no two floors in the Antilia are said to be alike-weather in design or in material used.
Energy efficient yet comfortable
- Energy efficiency has been emphasized throughout the house.
- This is precisely why it is features a hanging garden that efficiently absorbs sunlight and maintains adequate cooling within the interiors.
- Despite the distinctive Babylon meets Blade Runner edifice that is home to this garden the very first electrical bill that the Ambani’s incurred in their new home was worth