pacomartin
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July 20th, 2011 at 7:21:21 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Maybe the original picture put it in a bad light. Is that better?



The 27-storey palace, which has three helipads, 50 person movie theater, health club, several large swimming pools, a ballroom, parking for over 160 vehicles taking up 6 floors, hanging gardens with extra tall ceilings for trees to grow.

Staff of 600, and almost 9 acres of floor space.



I am not sure what I would do with 600 household servants.
Toes14
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July 20th, 2011 at 7:41:44 PM permalink
How sad, they don't have a yard. Just a some terraces with a few trees & bushes. Nowhere to play wiffleball or run through the sprinkler.
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MrV
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July 20th, 2011 at 8:11:51 PM permalink
Must get old, taking the stairs or elevator all the time.

House design: FAIL.
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rdw4potus
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July 20th, 2011 at 8:43:08 PM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

Or a game of Jenga in progress...



There used to be an "apartment complex" by the state university in my home town. 10ish stories of alternately facing mobile homes stacked on each other, with exterior scaffolds providing access to the upper levels. Maybe not surprisingly, it was badly damaged in a storm in the '90s.

To me, this looks like that. Modular home Jenga.

As of the time I'm writing this, there are approximately 2950 members of this board. So, if we each contribute "only" $675,000, we might be able to buy this home.
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pacomartin
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July 20th, 2011 at 9:09:58 PM permalink
Ambani someday hopes to be as rich as the man who lives in this home in Omaha.

pacomartin
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July 22nd, 2011 at 2:48:44 AM permalink

Here is an example of a double condo tower in a suburb of Toronto. They are selling like hot cakes and the whole complex cost less to build than Ambani's house.

In all, the five-tower Absolute World project cost 450 million Canadian dollars (about $470 million), and more than half of that went into constructing the two curvy towers, said Sergio Vacilotto, the director of site operations with Dominus Construction.
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July 22nd, 2011 at 3:23:50 AM permalink
Quote: pacomartin



I am not sure what I would do with 600 household servants.



For me, they would all be gorgeous Indian women from 18 to 25.
I can think of many things they would be useful for.
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pacomartin
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July 22nd, 2011 at 5:58:50 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

For me, they would all be gorgeous Indian women from 18 to 25.
I can think of many things they would be useful for.




I doubt that Mrs. Ambani tolerates hundreds of gorgeous women working in her house.

It is still kind of hard to imagine 9 acres of square footage for a house. The largest house, by far in the USA is Biltmore, which has roughly 4 acres of square footage. Even in it's heyday, I understand they had about 40 servants who were all required to be unmarried. I imagine more people were brought in for functions, and probably hundreds worked the grounds of the estate.



Besides the White House, there were only 10 homes in America constructed before WWII that were over an acre in square footage. There have been a few built since then. Some are for sale.



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