Monday, January 4, 2010

Mukesh Ambani's $2 Billion Home


The Forbes Magazine has revealed that the 27-storey sky scraper being built by billionaire Mukesh Ambani in Mumbai could be the world’s costliest home, with a price tag nearing two billion dollars. The head of Reliance Industries, a oil and petrochemicals giant, Mukesh Ambani was recently ranked the fifth richest person in the world by Forbes Magazine in its annual list of world’s wealthiest billionaires. Mukesh Ambani holds a net worth of 43 billion dollars, according to the magazine.
The 550 feet high and 4,00,000 square feet interior space house has been designed after consultation with architecture firms Perkins and Will & Hirsch Bedner Associates based in Dallas and Los Angeles. The $ 2 billion house named ‘Antilla’ is however also based on Vaastu. What is interesting to note about the future home of Mukesh Ambani and wife Nita Ambani along with their three children is that no floors in their home are alike. Each floor has a different layout, material and design.
The 27 storey future resident of the Reliance Industries head has six storey parking spaces alone. Atop the parking lot begins the living space with nine elevators in their lobby. The house also boasts of a silver colored railing large ballroom with 80 percent of its ceiling covered with crystal chandeliers. The top floors of Antilla, where the Ambanis plan to play host to business guests, offer a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. The house also boasts of four storey open garden to breathe and enjoy fresh air in a densely populated Mumbai city.