From Rich Times:
We gave you guys some exclusive information about the opening of ‘Antilia‘,India, the world’s priciest private residence owned by the world’s fifth richest man, Mr. Mukesh Ambani. Now, for some inside information about the house, we bring to you some amazing pictures of the interior of the 27-storey home.
It all started when Mrs. Nita Ambani (wife of Mukesh Ambani) was relaxing at a spa at the Mandarin Hotel, New York, the Asian interiors struck her and she inquired about the desinger. And so they consulted rchitecture firms Perkins + Will and Hirsch Bedner Associates, the designers behind the Mandarin Oriental, based in Dallas and Los Angeles, respectively.
And what’s the most unique feature of the entire house,if you may ask? Well, the Ambani house differs in the fact that no two floors are similar in either plans or materials used. At the request of Nita Ambani, say the designers, if a metal, wood or crystal is part of the ninth-floor design , it shouldn’t be used on the eleventh floor, for example. The idea is to blend styles and architectural elements so spaces give the feel of consistency, but without repetition.
Mrs.Ambani also took alot of interest in the crockery of the house. We told you how she went all the way to Sri Lanka for crockery shopping.
And now, for some information about each room:As I said in May's "First Pictures of Interior of Ambani's "World's Priciest Home"', the new shack that the Oligarchs are building as a "gift" for Vlad Putin gives Antilia a run for the title of World's Most Expensive.
80% of the ceiling of the Antilia ballroom will be taken up by crystal chandeliers. The royal staircase will lead to a central landing. It features a retractable showcase for pieces of art, a mount of LCD monitors and embedded speakers, as well as stages for entertainment. The hall opens to an indoor/outdoor bar, green rooms, powder rooms and allows access to a nearby “entourage room” for security guards and assistants to relax.
The Antilia house is a mix of several features seen worldwide however, all the features have a distinct Indian feel to them. The Gingko-leaf design sink is a good example of this. Native to India, the leaves in the sinks are shaped in such a way that their stems guide water into the bowl created by the basket of the leaf....MORE