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What Does the Interior of the World’s Largest and Most Expensive Family Home Look Like?

Posted By Diane Pham On February 11, 2013 @ 11:20 am In Architecture,News | 5 Comments

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The completion of Antilia [1] — the world’s largest and most expensive family home — certainly caused a stir when we first reported on the sky-scraping abode back in 2011, with readers (and we here at Inhabitat [2]) calling the Ambani family out for its excess. While exterior shots could be readily found on the web over the last couple years, not much surfaced when it came to the interior. Well, it looks like Curbed [3] has delivered our first look coupled with some crazy details as to what is hidden inside this towering construction. From nine high-speed elevators to an ice-room able to produce snow in blizzard-like proportions, this 27-floor home is packed full of ridiculous amenities and then some.

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Photos: ©Jonathan Becker/Vanity Fair [4]

The photos, which were produced by Vanity Fair [4], show various rooms and the grounds of the estate, as well as images of Nita Ambani — the wife of India’s richest man — at home and about town. The family moved into the home last year after it was reported that they allegedly refused to occupy the space because Antilia did not follow an ancient Indian design philosophy called Vastu Shastra [5].

Designed by Perkins+Will [6]and Hirsch Bedner Associates [7], the 568-foot building is tall enough to hold 60 stories, but Ambani opted for stretch out 27 floors to fit the mold — some floors are 2-3 times the standard floor height. The home also boasts a six-floor 168 car garage, a staff of 600, a private car-service center located on the 7th floor, three heliapads, a spa, a yoga studio, a movie theater — oh, and did we mention the crazy “ice room” dedicated to providing the family with their own snow escape year round?

Check out our past posts [1] to find out more about what lies within, and the 10 “bonkers” stats as reported on by Curbed [8].

Via Curbed [8]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Antilia: http://inhabitat.com/tag/antilia/

[2] and we here at Inhabitat: http://inhabitat.com/worlds-largest-and-most-expensive-family-home-completed/

[3] Curbed: http://www.curbed.com

[4] Vanity Fair: http://www.vanityfair.com/society/2012/06/ambani-residence-photos-inside-architecture

[5] Vastu Shastra: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vastu_shastra

[6] Perkins+Will : http://www.perkinswill.com/

[7] Hirsch Bedner Associates: http://www.hbadesign.com/

[8] 10 “bonkers” stats as reported on by Curbed: http://curbed.com/archives/2013/01/30/10-bonkers-stats-about-the-worlds-most-expensive-house.php

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