Friday, August 29, 2008

New Largest House in the World

Back in March 08, I addressed the subject of the World's Largest House. Bizarrely, this post became the most popular on my blog, and has stayed in the top 3 most frequently hit pages every day since then. At the time, I noted that the Biltmore House built by the Vanderbilt family was most likely the largest private home in the world.

However, it appears that an India business man has taken umbrage at this post and decided to claim the crown of the owner of the world's biggest home. He is none other than Mukesh Ambani, and he is building a 400,000 square foot home in Mumbai, India. Now, I did a quick conversion and that works out at over 37,000 square metres of home sweet home (conversion tool online here).

Apparently, this is to be spread across 27 stories and will include 3 helicopter pads, the hanging gardens of Mumbai, a yoga studio and a private ice palace. It will also have a staff of over 600.
Mukesh Ambani is listed on Wikipedia as being the world's 5th richest man, and he made his money (US$43 billion and counting) in petro-chemicals, according to Forbes.

So there you have it. The new biggest house in the world. Videos of the biggest house here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is not a house it's a monument to an even larger EGO! At a time where people struggle to make ends meet he feels he has to best a home built years ago, "The Biltmore", in the US. It may be be larger than the Biltmore or the White House, but it does not compare to the history, or the architectural marvel that is embodied in each of these homes. Some things money can't buy.

davidpirie01@hotmail.col.uk said...

Hahahaha.... anonymous must be a big fat YANK! How are you able to decide it wont have histroy..... just think about it mate, Windsor Castle is older than the Biltmore, so why did they build that, when Windsor Castle has and will always have more history. Moronic American fitting the Stereo-Type. Love It.