After a bummer post about a dead guy on Saturday and a bummer post about a dead horse on Sunday it is time to definitely lighten up on today's blog.
According to Forbes, a Mr. Mukesh Ambani is the richest citizen of India and is building what could be the world's largest and costliest home with a price tag nearing two billion dollars. Two. Billion. Dollars. For a house.
When the Ambani residence is finished in January, completing a four-year process, it will be 550 feet high with 4,000,000 square feet of interior space. Say it with me: Four million square feet. It will be a 60 story skyscraper, but with "just" 27 stories of livable space, in downtown Mumbai.
While a hotel or condominium has a common layout, replicated on every floor, and uses the same materials throughout the building, the Ambanis' home has no two alike in either plans or materials used.
Atop six stories of parking lots, the living quarters begin at a lobby with nine elevators, as well as several storage rooms and lounges. Down dual stairways with silver-covered railings is a large ballroom with 80 per cent of its ceiling covered in crystal chandeliers.There's also a four-story vertical garden and three rooftop helicopter pads. For when your dinner guests all arrive at once, I guess.
Health club. Check. Swimming Pool. Check. One floor dedicated to auto maintenance with a full service garage. Check. 50 seat movie theater. Duh.
The report said that Ambanis plan to use the residence occasionally for corporate entertainment also and they want its interiors to have a "distinctly Indian" look and feel.
The top floors of entertaining space, where Ambani plans to host business guests (or just relax) offer panoramic views of the Arabian Sea...
Sounds all right if you like that sort of thing, I guess....