Rumors swirl about why Indian business tycoon Mukesh Ambani hasn't fully moved into Antilia, his outrageously ostentatious palace, although many believe it's simply bad feng shui.
Remember Antilia, Indian business tycoon Mukesh Ambani's 398,000-square-foot skyscraper/house on chichi Altamont Road in Mumbai?
When construction of the aggressively opulent, bigger-than-Versailles abode wrapped up about a year ago, the project managed to raise more than a few of eyebrows and not just in Mumbai, where a huge chunk of the population resides in slums. Initially touted as a feat of green home building, the Perkins + Will-designed mega-home does indeed boast some eco-features including a four-story, Hanging Gardens of Babylon-inspired living wall that keeps the structure’s interior warm in the winter and cool during the summer months. But in the end, the home’s mind-boggling square footage (features include three heliports, 150-car garage, nine elevators,
and enough guest bedrooms to make Candy Spelling weak in the knees) rendered any claims of sustainability obsolete.