The Most Expensive House in the World

Last Updated Apr 26, 2011 5:18 PM EDT


We've shared some truly spectacular homes with you, but nothing compares to this one. It's the most expensive house in the world - a billion dollar home.

It's not completely finished in this photo, but the fully completed version doesn't look all that different. Click here to see it on the Telegraph.co.uk website. Exposed steel and glass was the desired look apparently. Very post modern. And yes, that entire thing is for one family.

Located in Mumbai, the most expensive house in the world is owned (fittingly) by the richest man in India: Mukesh Ambani, age 53. He lives in the $1 billion skyscraper mansion with his wife, three children and 600 servants.

Named Anitlla, the entire structure is 27 stories high, although to be fair the first 6 floors are a 160-car garage.

The amenities are as extravagant as they are endless, but what would you expect from the fourth richest human on the planet? The most expensive house in the world has:
  • Private gym
  • Ballroom
  • 50-seat movie theater
  • Health spa
  • Several swimming pools
  • 3 helicopter pads
The house, well, building, also features small trees in the residence in an elevated garden with high ceilings.


The big question is this: How many bedrooms are in the 37,000 square meter monolith? That's 398,264.69 square feet by the way, more space than at the Palace of Versailles.

Where would you build a billion dollar home? What would be the insane amenities you'd include?

Image courtesy: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/lY-SBwfUElAWuErT0AJrQA

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Ilyce R. Glink is the author of several books, including 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask and Buy, Close, Move In!. She blogs about money and real estate at ThinkGlink.com and The Equifax Personal Finance Blog, and is Chief Content Strategist at RealtyJoin.com, a community for real estate investors.
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