12 facts about Mukesh Ambani's Mumbai mansion 'Antilia' that will blow your mind
A minor fire at billionaire tycoon Mukesh Ambani's Mumbai mansion -- Antilia at the posh Altamount Road -- was brought under control on Monday evening.
The blaze that erupted on the ninth floor terrace and was confined to 4G mobile tower and was doused within a few minutes.
With the billion-dollar residence in news, here are twelve facts about the mansion that will blow your mind:
The number of staff members at the new Ambani home
RS 70 lakh
The amount the house generated as its electricity bill in one month
The height of the 27-storey building. Some ceiling being double-height, the building is closer to the size of a 40-story building.
Antilia is both the most expensive and the most spacious house in the world. It has the distinction of being the world's first billion-dollar home and took nearly four years to complete.
Nita Ambani reportedly wanted to ensure that no two floors are alike in either plans or materials used and, thus, a particular type of wood used on the 16th floor, for example, has not been used again in any other floor.
Number of consulates that are in the vicinity of the mansion -- Japan, South Africa, Indonesia and Belgium
Named after mythical island
Ambani's 27-story, 400,000-square-foot skyscraper home Antilia named after a mythical island in the Atlantic, tops the Forbes list of the most expensive homes in the world.
The house has six stories of underground parking, three helicopter pads. The garage has space for 168 cars and there is even a private car service station on the 7th floor in Antilia.
Private movie theatre
The mansion also has a salon, an ice-cream parlour and a private movie theatre that has the capacity to seat 50 people, a ballroom as well as several guest suites for their famous friends.
The mansion has nine elevators
Sun and Lotus
The whole house is based on the theme of sun and lotus. Exquisite materials like rare woods, marble, mother of pearl and crystal were used to craft the shapes of the lotus and the sun in the building.
The mansion has an snow room where the Ambanis and their friends go to escape the Mumbai heat. The chamber has man-made snow flakes.
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