Explore Antilia, The Unbelievably Opulent Megamansion Of Mumbai

Published October 15, 2022
Updated November 7, 2023

Estimated to be the second most expensive property in the world, Antilia has three helipads, a 168-car garage, nine elevators, and four floors just for plants.

Antilia

Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty ImagesCosting upwards of $2 billion to complete, Antilia is considered one of the most expensive private residences in the world.

While a 27-story, two billion-dollar house for six people in the most poverty-stricken area of India might seem a tad bit extravagant to most, the richest man in India and sixth richest in the world, Mukesh Ambani, seems to have missed the memo.

And that’s precisely why there is a towering mansion in the Mumbai skyline called Antilia that reaches 568 feet with over 400,000 square feet of interior space.

Antilia House

Antilia Floor Plan

Top Of Antilia House

Completed after a four-year construction process in early 2010, this opulent house was designed by American-based architects on 48,000 square feet of land in downtown Mumbai.

In its initial days, and even after its completion, the ostentatious display horrified Indian residents. Considering that more than half of the population lives on $2 a day — and Antilia overlooks an overcrowded slum — it’s not hard to see why.

Opulent House In Mumbai

Antilia Picture

Ballroom In Antilia

Despite the national outcry, the house, dubbed Antilia after the mystical city in Atlantis, stands today. The lowest levels – all six of them – are parking lots with enough space for 168 cars.

Above that, the living quarters begin, which are easily accessible via a lobby with nine high-speed elevators.

There are several lounge rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms, each adorned with dangling chandeliers. Also on offer is the large ballroom, with 80 percent of its ceiling covered in crystal chandeliers that opens out to a large bar, green rooms, powder rooms, and an “entourage room” for security guards and assistants to relax.

Interior Of Antilia

Construction of Antilia

The house also boasts a helipad with an air traffic control facility, multiple swimming pools, a small theatre, a spa, a yoga studio, an ice room with man-made snow, and a conference/unwind room on the topmost floor with a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.

Rounding off the opulence, the final four levels of the complex are solely devoted to hanging gardens. These gardens point to Antilia’s eco-friendly status, acting as an energy-saving device by absorbing sunlight and deflecting it from the living spaces.

City Scape of Mumbai

Antilia Floors and Levels Descriptions

The building is also capable of withstanding a magnitude 8 earthquake and has enough space for upwards of 600 support staff. Mukesh Ambani’s family moved into the $2 billion mega-mansion in 2011 after it was blessed by an assortment of Hindu scholars.

Mukesh Ambani Family

Mukesh Ambani’s family has hosted an assortment of celebrities and politicians at their Antilia house, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Antilia Most Extravagant Home In The World

Antilia Dining Room


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Alec
Alexander is a Brooklyn-based cofounder of All That's Interesting with an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in History and Economics and an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Economics. He specializes in American history, the Cold War, and true crime.
Alec
Alexander is a Brooklyn-based cofounder of All That's Interesting with an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in History and Economics and an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Economics. He specializes in American history, the Cold War, and true crime.