Facts, Interiors, cost, pics of Mukesh Ambani Home in 2024

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Jamnagar, a small city in India’s Gujarat, has been the talk of the town as the host of the three-day pre-wedding extravaganza of Anant Ambani, the son Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India. As on April 4, 2024, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani is ranked the 11th richest person in the world at the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, with a net worth of $113 billion. The Ambani family reportedly spent a whopping $120 million of the pre-wedding festivities which had in attendance the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg,

While Ambani chose Jamnagar as the venue of the grand celebrations – the city is home to Reliance operated world’s biggest refining complex – he is also the owner of the most expensive private residence in the world. Aside from Antilia, his real estate also includes Stoke Park  in London and a beach-front villa in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah. We will talk about all these properties in this guide.

Key facts about Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia

Mukesh Ambani’s primary residence is quite fitting to the stature of a man who currently holds the title of being the second richest man in India. Antilia is worthy of a man counted among the richest in the world.  On the outside, the multi-million dollar, customised skyscraper overwhelms the onlookers by its sheer grandness.

Name Antilia
Construction date 2004-2010
Storeys 27
Area 4 lakh square foot
Location Altamount Road in Cumballa Hill, Mumbai
Estimated price Approximately Rs 15,000 crore
Design and construction Perkins & Will and Hirsch Bedner Associates
Key features Boasts 3 helipads, parking space for 168 cars and 50 seater movie theatre

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Everything you want to know about Mukesh Ambani’s grand home Antilia

 

Value of Antilia

Antilia is the second most-expensive billionaire home in the world. Known to be the most valuable property after Buckingham Palace, the abode of the UK royal family, Antilia was valued at over $2.2 billion by property surveyors in 2020. In Indian rupees, the value works out to be approximately Rs 15,000 crore. Property surveyors are of the view that  the per square foot price of Antilia ranges between Rs 80,000 and Rs 85,000.

While there are no clear estimates about it, it is often reported in the media that the maintenance work at Antilia requires an expenditure of Rs 2.5 crore per month.

 

Everything you want to know about Mukesh Ambani’s grand home Antilia

 

Location and the mystery behind the name

Located along the Altamount Road in Cumballa Hill, the luxe 27-storey cantilevered structure is spread over 4,00,000 square foot in Mumbai, a city that is notorious for space issues making it one of the most exorbitantly-priced housing markets in the world. Antilia is named after a mythical island believed to be in the Atlantic Ocean near Portugal and Spain. Mukesh Ambani has Kumar Mangalam Birla, the scion of the Birla family, as his neighbour.

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Construction timeline

The construction for Ambani house Antilia started in 2004 and continued rigorously for seven years till 2010. However, the Ambani family moved into the Ambani house only in late 2011, fuelling rumours about Vastu-related issues with the property, which we will discuss later in this article.

 

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Mukesh Ambani house: Key features, design and amenities

Two world-renowned, US-based companies were hired by Ambani to design and build Antilia – the Chicago-based architectural firm, Perkins & Will and the Santa Monica-headquartered interior design firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates.

Family chatelaine and philanthropist, Nita Ambani was closely involved with the design and planning of Antilia and was responsible for getting both the companies on board. Both the companies worked diligently to ensure that no two rooms in the mansion looked the same, even though the overall architecture was inspired by the sun and the lotus.

Although Antilia is a 27-storey structure, the high-ceiling glass tower makes the mansion as tall as a 60-storey building. The 570-ft mansion stands taller than most buildings in the area and is visible from a distance in all directions.

 

 

Among the extravagant amenities, Antilia boasts of three rooftop helipads, a six-floor car parking that can accommodate 168 cars at a time, a 50-seat movie theatre, three floors of Babylon-inspired hanging gardens, a yoga studio, a fitness centre, a ballroom, nine elevators, a swimming pool, a spa, a health centre, a temple, a snow room and accommodation for a staff of 600 that live in the property to carry out its maintenance.

Mukesh Ambani’s home is built and designed in such a way that the grand structure can withstand an earthquake of magnitude 8 on the Richter scale.

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A sneak-peak inside Antilia

 

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Everything you want to know about Mukesh Ambani’s grand home Antilia

 

Everything you want to know about Mukesh Ambani’s grand home Antilia

 

Everything you want to know about Mukesh Ambani’s grand home Antilia

 

Everything you want to know about Mukesh Ambani’s grand home Antilia

 

 

Antilia interior

 

 

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Antilia inside view

 

Antilia inside view

Antilia inside view

 

 

Antilia inside view

Everything you want to know about Mukesh Ambani's grand home Antilia

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Antilia interiors

 

 

Antilia exteriors

Everything you want to know about Mukesh Ambani's grand home Antilia

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How many employees work in the Mukesh Ambani house?

According to Livemirror.com, about 600 servants work in Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia.

Land controversy

Mukesh Ambani bought the plot to build Antilia in 2002 for USD 4.4 million from a Muslim charitable trust that operated an orphanage in another location of the city.

Following the sale, a controversy about the purchase by Ambani emerged, with the then Maharashtra Waqf and revenue minister, Nawab Malik saying that the land owned by the Waqf board had been put for sale for the ‘education of underprivileged Khoja children (from the Nizari Isma’ili Shia community)’. Other critics also alleged that Mukesh Ambani bought the property through auction at a price much below the market rate of the plot.

Ultimately, Mukesh Ambani was able to receive a no-objection certificate from the Waqf Board for the plot, following which the construction for Antilia started.

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Vastu controversy

There was a time difference between the completion of the property and Mukesh Ambani’s family moving into Antilia, leading to conjectures about the delay.

Rumours were based on the fact that both, Nita Ambani and Mukesh Ambani, who have a reputation to be staunch believers of Vastu Shastra, had withheld the moving in, because of some Vastu defects in the property. Vastu is an ancient Indian architectural doctrine that establishes that directional alignments cause spiritual harmony and any interruptions can cause disharmony.

Even though their grand home was ready in 2010 and the house warming ceremony was held in November of the same year, the Mukesh Ambani family – wife Nita Ambani and three children, Isha Ambani (now Isha Piramal), Akash Ambani and Anant Ambani – moved to Antilia only in 2011.

Till late 2011, the family would go back to their 14-storey home, Sea Wind in south Mumbai’s Cuffe Parade area after hosting a party or an event at their new home.

 

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Many believe that it might have something to do with the Vastu Shastra of Mukesh Ambani house. In an interview with the New York Times, Vastu expert, Basannt R Rasiwasia, whose client list includes the who’s who of tinsel town, said Antilia did not conform to Vastu principles in large part, because the eastern side of the building did not have enough windows to let in light.

“From the outside, what I see is that the eastern side is blocked while the western side is more open,” he said. “This always leads to misunderstanding between team members or sometimes may create issues. This also indicates more hard work to achieve moderate success. There is more negative energy coming from the western side,” he said while conceding that he had never been inside the building and hence, was not in a position to give a clear analysis.

Interestingly, before the article carrying Rasiwasia’s quote appeared in the New York Times in October 2011, the Ambanis had already moved into Antilia, giving closure to what Nita Ambani termed as ‘media exaggerations’ and rumours that Vastu had anything to do with the delay in moving into Antilia.

However, before moving in, the Ambani family conducted a 10-day Griha Pravesh puja, inferred to be a combination of many rituals meant to clear the Vastu doshas (defects) in Antilia.

Media reported that a team of 50 renowned pandits, led by Ambani family priest, Ramesh Ojha, were part of the 10-day puja.

 

Ambani’s House in London: Stoke Park

In April 2021, Mukesh Ambani purchased the iconic Stoke Park estate—which included a luxury hotel and one of the top-rated golf courses in Europe—for £57 million (Rs 592 crore).

The acquisition of the 300-acre Georgian country club and luxury golf resort in Buckinghamshire, London, by Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd (RIIHL) was largely seen as a ‘trophy asset’ meant to add glamour to RIL’s global portfolio and further RIIHL’s consumer and hospitality footprint.

At the time of the purchase, RIL said that the mansion would remain a members’ club, and that the company was looking at enhancing the sports and luxury facilities of the iconic property.

“RIIHL will look to enhance the sports and leisure facilities at this heritage site, while fully complying with the planning guidelines and local regulations,” RIL said in a statement after the purchase.

It begs mention here that one needs a written approval from the English Heritage to change a doorknob in a UK Grade-I building like the Stoke Park.

However, rumours of the Ambani family shifting base to London surfaced recently when a recent media report said the Ambani family was planning to make the Stoke Park property its primary residence since “the experience of spending the pandemic in the 4,00,000-sqft Altamount Road residence, Antilia, made the family feel the need for a second home”.

 

Ambani trashes reports of making Stoke Park his primary residence

Mukesh Ambani’s RIL has rubbished the source-based story.

“A recent report in a newspaper has led to unwarranted and baseless speculation in social media regarding the Ambani family’s plans to partly reside in Stoke Park, London. Reliance will like to clarify that the chairman and his family have no plans whatsoever to relocate or reside in London or anywhere else in the world,” the company said in a statement on November 5, 2021. 

 

Mukesh Ambani house Stoke Park mansion: Key facts

Mukesh Ambani house: Stoke Park history

Ambani bought the Stoke Park estate from International Group (IG), owned by the famed King family of the UK.  The Roger King-founded International Hospitals Group has been the owner of the country club since 1908, but the put the mansion up for sale in 2018. Before becoming a country club in 1908, Stoke Park was a private residence.

A grand structure with a recorded history of over 900 years, the Stoke Park estate has a lot of heritage associated with it. Frequently used a setting for several Hollywood movies, the English country club has been featured in two James Bond films, the Sean Connery starred Godfinger and  Pierce Brosnan’s Tomorrow Never Dies.

 

Mukesh Ambani house: Stoke Park amenities

Sitting close to London’s Heathrow airport, Stoke Park’s 27-hole golf course remains the centerpiece of the property. Designed in 1908 by Harry Shapland Colt, the Stoke Poges Golf Club offers you a view of the old city’s historic Windsor Castle.

Stoke Park’s fancy list of spreads include 49 luxury bedrooms and suits, 13 tennis courts and private gardens spanning 14 acres. These sport fishing, hunting and riding grounds. The Ambanis have reported customized the estate with additional of a state-of-the-art medical facility and a temple.

Built in 1789, the Stoke Park clubhouse is a Palladian mansion, and is one of 5,000 buildings in the UK to have Grade-I listed historical status.

 

Mukesh Ambani buys Rs 1,350 cr villa at Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

Mukesh Ambani has bought another villa in Dubai for a whopping $163 million (estimated Rs 1,349.60 crore) at the Palm Jumeirah island. Lying close to the villa Ambani earlier bought for his son anant in the same neighborhood, the new property of India’s second richest person is a 10-bedroom residence with a private spa and indoor & outdoor pools. Ambani bought the property in mid-October from Kuwaiti tycoon Mohammed Alshaya.

 

 

Ambani buys Dubai villa for son Anant for $80 million

Mukesh Ambani is said to be the mystery buyer of a $80 million beach-front villa in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah. The property deal was concluded earlier this month. According to a report by Bloomberg, Ambani has purchased the property for Anant Ambani, his youngest son and one of the heirs to his $93.9 billion fortune.

 

Mukesh Ambani Property quick guide

 

How many employees work in the Mukesh Ambani house?

About 600 people work in Mukesh Ambani’s house as maintenance staff.

 

Who built Antilia, Mukesh Ambani’s house?

Chicago-based architectural firm Perkins & Will and Santa Monica-headquartered interior design firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates designed Mukesh Ambani’s house Antilia. Australia’s Leighton Holdings has constructed the building.

 

Where is Mukesh Ambani’s house Antilia?

Mukesh Ambani’s house Antilia is in Mumbai. It is located at Altamount Road, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai – 400026.

 

How many rooms are there in Mukesh Ambani’s house?

The exact number of rooms in Antilia, which is built in a way to fit nearly 60 floors but has only 27 floors with extra high ceilings, is not known.

 

When did Mukesh Ambani move into Antilia?

The Ambani family moved into the Ambani house only in late 2011.

 

Where is Mukesh Ambani house in Dubai?

Mukesh Ambani house in Dubai is at the Palm Jumeirah island.

 

FAQs

What is the address of billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani?

Mukesh Ambani’s official postal address is Antilia, Altamount Road, Mumbai.

What is Mukesh Ambani’s net worth in 2023?

Is Mukesh Ambani house open for public viewing?

No, Mukesh Ambani’s house is not open for public viewing.

How many floors are there in Mukesh Ambani house?

There are 27 floors in Mukesh Ambani’s house.

What is the source of electricity in Antilia?

Powered is supplied to Mukesh Ambani’s grand home through a combination of traditional and renewable energy sources.

How many people live in Antilia?

Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita Ambani, and their three children live in Antilia.

How many people are hired to maintain Antilia?

Mukesh Ambani has a staff of 600 people who maintain Antilia.

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