Billionaires in India love spending on houses and some of their residences are lavish enough to put many a rulers of some kingdoms to shame. They are the primary clients of the real estate market in India and their homes redefine luxury. Here is a look at some of the most expensive homes possessed by the who’s who in the country.
Antilla, house in Mumbai located on Altamount Road, is owned by Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries and even before the construction of the project had started, it had drawn a lot of buzz. The property was conceptualized and designed by Chicago based architects Perkins and Will and is a whopping 27 storey tall, with the Leighton Holdings of Australia doing the construction. The building has an area of 400,000 sq feet and can withstand an earthquake of 8 on the richter- scale. The building includes parking space for 168 cars, a spa, multiple swimming pools, yoga studio, private theater, three helipads, nine elevators and it take a staff of 600 members for its maintenance.
Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan owns Mannat in Bandra, an expansive six storey, sea facing luxurious home in Mumbai. The property has an area of 26, 328 sq feet and has a huge lounge area, two living rooms, a handful of elevators, a well stocked library, a private bar, entertainment area and is most importantly filled with precious artifacts and antiques collected by the super star himself or his interior decorator wife Gauri Khan over the years. It is one of the most visited spots in Mumbai.
The owner of Bungalow No 22, Laxmi Mittal, the CEO and chairman of Arcelor Mittal has some of the most expensive properties in London and in India, one of his flagship properties is Bungalow No 22, located on Aurangzeb Road in Delhi. It is a stone’s throw away from Birla House and is surrounded by foreign embassies and diplomatic enclaves on all sides. The house hosts many of his meetings and international conferences and is one of the most well known private properties in Delhi.
While most billionaires love to show their lifestyle through their lavish homes, Dilip Sanghvi of Sun Pharmaceuticals owns Shantam, and his love for a simple lifestyle is reflected there. Situated in Surat in Gujarat, the house has been designed by Matharoo Associates and has very clean lines and contemporary architecture which showcases Sanghvi’s love for minimalism. The two favorite places inside the premises are the lush green lawn and the study room.
Another renowned industrialist of our country, Gautam Singhania owns the lavish JK House which is still being constructed, and when done, would stand at 37 storeys tall and the height would be about 142. 56 meters. The building would have an entire floor dedicated to a museum, Raymond retail outlets at the ground level, a six level car parking area, extensive office and conference rooms and multiple apartments for the Singhania family as well as for the guests, clients and delegates, who would be visiting on business.