Location: Altamount Rd Mumbai, MH, India
Square Footage: 400,000
If you haven’t heard of this home already, then you MUST be living in a hole. Dubbed “Antilla”, this massive 27-story home is located in Mumbai, India. Billed as the most expensive home ever built, with a value of $1 billion, the lavish residence was built for billionaire Mukesh Ambani. Mukesh has a net worth of $21 billion, making him the richest person in India and the 19th richest person in the world. He is the chairman and CEO of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited, the foremost company of the Indian energy and materials conglomerate Reliance Group.
Antila was designed by Chicago based architects, Perkins & Will. The Australia-based construction company Leighton Holdings began constructing it in 2008. The home was designed to survive an 8-richter scale earthquake.
The 570 foot tall monster of a “house” features a whopping 400,000 square feet of living space. It has 27 habitable floors, including six parking floors for capacity of up to 168 cars. Other features include numerous terraces, 9 elevators, a lobby, 50-seat home theater on the 8th floor, a ballroom with 80% of the ceiling covered in crystal chandeliers, ice room infused with artificial snow flurries, dance studio, three floors of hanging gardens, swimming pool, 3 helipads, air traffic control facility and the worlds largest collection of antique sewing machines. A staff of 600 maintain the home.