Art & Architecture

3 Most Expensive Homes in India

A luxurious home is something that you’ll always find on a person’s wishlist. No matter, how modest we try to be, we all desire a home that’s lavish and exuberant. Below are the three most expensive homes which signify wealth, power, status and lifestyle of their owners. These homes have been the talk of the town for their palatial grace, glamor and glitz.

Expensive_homeAntilla (Mukesh Ambani): Antilla is the 27-floor personal home of the chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani. It is located in the upscale area of South Mumbai. It is said that, no matter where you are in Southern Mumbai, you can see at least a column, floor or fixture of Antilla. Other than being a part of the Mumbai skyline, this mega tower houses a staff of 600 people, and is renowned as one of the most expensive homes in the world.

Right from the parking space which can accommodate 168 cars, three helipad space, air-traffic control facility to an ice room infused with the man-made snow flurries, Antilla has it all. It even has its own vehicle maintenance facility, which takes up an entire floor. Other than this, the mega tower, Antilla encompasses a health spa, yoga studio, swimming pool, three floors of green-land, a ballroom and small theater with a seating capacity for 50 on the eighth floor.
       
   

19Mannat (Shah Rukh Khan): Mannat, as the name signifies is a blessed wish from heaven. In its truest sense, it is a blessed palace befitting the king of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. The 6 storey bungalow is located at Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai. Mannat has a style of its own which depicts elegance and splendor. It is surrounded by plush lawns, topiary gardens, hanging gardens and shrubbery. The rooms include a living room, guest room, media center, library, gym, offices and basement car parking.

The entire bungalow is carved out of white marble, and painted in off-white shade inlaid with an artistic blend of black and silver. The colorful artistic paintings and chandeliers made from Swarovski add to the richness of this dream mansion

20 Ratan Tata’s Mansion in Colaba: The 13,500 square feet, three-storied, sea-facing house at Colaba is the retirement home of the Indian business tycoon, Ratan Tata. The 75 year old ex-chairman of Tata Group has shown the world how to retire in style. His mansion has an infinity pool, sun deck, car parking, media room, lounge and gym.

One of the most interesting architectural aspect of this mansion is that every floor consists of two levels. The first level consists of a living area, while the second level comprises of bedrooms. There is a basement in the mansion, which houses servant quarters and grand car parking space of 10-12 cars.

These architectural beauties are an epitome of luxury, and the barrage of facilities they come equipped with makes them a part of every home owner’s dream and desires.

We know you love them all, but given a chance, which one would you like to build for your family?

Wall Art for your Living Room

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Whether you live in a cozy apartment, luxurious villa, a cottage by the sea or refined second home on a hill, a living room is the first thing a person notices about your home. It creates a first impression among your social circle. It sets the mood of the home and even reflects your personal taste.

Wall art is one of the simplest, most creative ways to express yourself. Different styles allow you to personalize your home and reflect your unique taste. The wall paintings exude an aesthetic charm and invite the guests to a special place, you call ‘home’.

The starting point for wall art is paintings. Fine art is a good investment. It also reflects superior taste and makes the room more than just a functional box. Let’s look at the work of some renowned artists, which popularly adorn walls.

Vincent Van Gogh

If you’re fond of the natural world, Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings will keep you inspired. His classic work comprising of ‘The Starry Night’, ‘Sunflowers’, ‘The Blooming Plumtree’ and ‘Field of Poppies’ depict nature in its pure form. The bright, vivid colors and swirling brushstrokes brings home the refreshing beauty and charm of the countryside. The paintings of Vincent Van Gogh in other words are a well-captured piece of mankind’s original home.

Claude Monet

A prolific painter, Monet is considered as one of the founders of French impressionist painting. His paintings bring a sense of magic to sunrises, sunsets and other sunlit landscapes. The paintings of papal and cathedral represented the old-world charm and nostalgia. Some of his popular works include ‘Impression Sunrise’, ‘Rouen Cathedral’, ‘Women in a Garden’, ‘The Luncheon’ and ‘Houses of Parliament’. These time-honored paintings depict a fascinating era and glorify the sheer ambience of a living room.

Pablo Picasso

Here’s something for the inventive soul. The paintings of Pablo Picasso, the man behind the revolutionary art of cubism, modernism and surrealism. He was the one who challenged the set rules and paved way for ‘abstraction’, a visual language of form, line and color. His famous artworks include ‘The Old Guitarist’, ‘Girl Before A Mirror’, ‘Factory’ and ‘Three Musicians’. The paintings exude mystery and earthy verve, making it a perfect fit for families driven by minimalism & contemporariness.

Raja Ravi Verma

If you don’t identify yourself with the modern art and wish to stay attached and pay a tribute to the glorious history of our country, Raja Ravi Verma is the artist for you. He has distinctively portrayed various elements of mythology & culture from ‘The Maharashtrian Lady’, ‘Shakuntala’, ‘Sri Krishna as Envoy’, to ‘Rama breaking the bow’. Many of his oil paintings are classic and the unique Indian touch is bound to distinguish the aura of your living room as well.