Life before Antilia: This is where Ambani lived with his family a decade ago!

Mukesh Ambani, a billionaire, is one of the world’s wealthiest men and Asia’s wealthiest. Mukesh and Nita’s Antilia, a 27-story tower where they live, is as famous as the Ambanis themselves! With helipads, swimming pools, health centres, garages for 168 automobiles (! ), temples, and more, the opulent South Mumbai residence is one of the world’s largest and most ornate private homes.

Mukesh Ambani is the owner of the second-most expensive home in the world, which is, Antilia, ranks after Buckingham Palace. Antilia, the Ambani residence, is worth Rs 1,40,000,000,000 (14,000 crore rupees or USD 2 billion).

It is located in one of the most expensive residential areas in India, Mumbai’s Altamount Road. The property rates here are a staggering Rs 80,000 to Rs 85,000 per square foot. Antilia has an ice-cream parlour, a mega-temple and a private theatre that can accommodate 50 people and a salon as well.

Antilia, which is named after a mythical island in the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the most expensive residential properties in the world and the 4,00,000 sq. ft. building is located on Altamount Road in South Mumbai.

It is a staggering 27-storey building but since some ceilings are double-height, it’s quite closer to the size of a 40-storey building as it is 570 feet high.

It houses as many as 600 staff members that help maintain the huge mansion. There’s an entourage room where security, bodyguards and other assistants can chill and relax there.

The Ambani residence is well-equipped with a health spa, a salon, a ballroom, 3 swimming pools, yoga and dance studios.

Antilia boasts ice-cream parlour, a mega-temple and a private theatre that can accommodate as many as 50 people

The six floors in the building are strictly dedicated to parking with space for over 168 cars.

The tower alone has 9 elevators and interestingly there are separate elevators for guests and the Ambani family members

The expensive mansion has 3 helipads on the roof.

Life before Antilia

But, before moving to Antilia ten years ago, where did Nita and Mukhesh live? While Antilia is unrivalled in terms of wealth and luxury, Mukesh and Nita’s previous residence was Sea Wind, a building they shared with Mukesh’s brother and his wife’s family, Anil and Tina Ambani. The two brothers, who had been groomed to take over their father Dhirubhai Ambani’s enterprise, have failed to do so. 

However, while Sea Wind was not Antilia, it was far from being “simple.” Several media stories claimed that all the members of the family lived on different floors of the 14-story building. According to several media stories, the Ambani children, Isha, Akash, Anant also had their own floors. Mukesh and Nita relocated to Antilia with their children, but his mother remained at Sea Wind.