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Inside $2 billion 27-story skyscraper home with an artificial 'snow room'

Inside $2 billion 27-story skyscraper home with an artificial 'snow room'

This ultra-luxurious skyscraper has to be seen to be believed.

If you wanted any more confirmation that billionaires aren't like us, just take a look at where they live.

Calling their residences 'houses' is basically doing them a disservice. Case in point, Antilia, the 27-storey skyscraper built by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani as his main family home in Mumbai.

This huge building is all his, and was custom-built at an insane expense - it reportedly cost somewhere between $1 and $2 billion just to construct and is so full of lavish features that it's almost hard to know where to start.

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Except, actually, one room does stand out - the snow room. That's right, Antilia has a dedicated snow room, which works sort of like the polar opposite of a sauna.

It's a small room with a nice wooden bench that is kept freezing cold and stocked with lovely powdered artificial snow, so that residents (who are mostly Ambani's family) can hop into it for a wintry cooldown even when the outside heat gets sweltering, as it does in Mumbai's summer.

Plus, the room has its own ice cream parlor - so you can double down on cooling yourself.

That's pretty crazy, but it pretty much fits the picture when you consider that there are 27 floors of opulence in Antilia, of which the top six are reportedly reserved for Ambani and his immediate family, leaving loads of space for lucky guests and friends.

There is apparently a six-floor garage that houses over 150 cars, since billionaires tend to have a bit of a collection, along with its own in-house garage to help with a presumably large amount of maintenance work.


A spa and yoga center is joined by multiple gyms, a running track, and a selection of pools, making Antilia the sort of place it would be pretty easy to stay in shape in.

With a cinema and multiple rooms designed expressly for hosting lavish parties and balls, the list of extravagance is basically endless, and it all comes at a pretty steep price - with a rumored 600-person staff list to keep the whole place running.

This has also reportedly resulted in some truly astronomical monthly electrical bills - but for Ambani, this is probably just a drop in the ocean. He is the chairman and managing director of multinational conglomerate Reliance Industries - and with a net worth of $111.4 billion, he currently comes in at 11 on Forbes' real-time billionaires list.

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