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Antilia / World's Most Expensive House

We’ve featured quite elaborate projects on AD where project budgets that reach the millions seem almost normal.  Yet, this is something we haven’t seen: a house – yes, one house – priced at $1 billion dollars.  With a price tag like that, India’s richest man, and Forbes’s fourth richest man, Mukesh Ambani, along with his wife and three childen, will be calling the world’s most expensive residence “home.”

More about the house after the break.

Located in Mumbai, the 27 storey, 173 meters high and 37,000 sqm floor space contains a health club with a gym and dance studio, at least one swimming pool, a ballroom, guestrooms, a variety of lounges and a 50-seater cinema, plus three helicopter pads on the roof and a car park for 160 vehicles on the ground floors.

The residence, which is larger than the Palace of Versailles, requires a staff of a staggering 600 people to keep everything operating smoothly.  Any contemporary ideas of energy efficiency and moderation have clearly been neglected for this outrageous display of wealth, which according to TIME, seems out of character for billionaire.  What do you think of the residence?

Cite:Karen Cilento. "Antilia / World's Most Expensive House " 15 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>