We have all had cause to complain about our British planning system at some point, but once in a while you come across something that makes you realise why we have these rules! And this property in Mumbai in India, is it;
This multi-storey house has a staff of 600 to run it, and looks like it was designed by a ‘challenged’ architect may not be most people’s idea of home, but it is for Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani. The approximate cost? – $630m.
The skyscraper has the following main features;
- constructed over 27 stories
- Over 400,000 sq. ft. of floor space
- Six stories of parking
- Four stories of open-air-gardens
- A ballroom covered with crystal chandeliers
- A 65 seat theatre
- A spa
- A Swimming pool
- An ice room, where you sit as snow drifts onto your head.
- a monthly electricity bill of $98,000
- Rooftop helipad
- A separate gym for each family member
Mr Ambani is reputed to be India’s richest man – alledgedly his fortune clocks in at £17bn. He is chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, one of the largest conglomerates in the world, and also owns the Mumbai Indians, a premier league cricket team.
The proof that money can buy anything, but doesn’t always buy good design?