News Home & Design World's Largest Single-Family Monster Home Built in India By Kimberley Mok Writer McGill University Cornell University Kimberley Mok is a former architect who covered architecture and the arts for Treehugger starting in 2007. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Kimberley Mok Published October 17, 2010 Updated October 11, 2018 10:50AM EDT Migrated Image Share Twitter Pinterest Email News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices Image Credit: Jay Hariani Rising like an monument to immoderation, the world's biggest monster home has finally been completed in Mumbai, India. Built by the world's fourth richest man, Mukesh Ambani to the tune of $1 billion, the gargantuan 27-storey high-rise will be inhabited only by Ambani and his family -- in addition to a corporate facility. Nicknamed "Antilia" after a mythical island, TreeHugger Lloyd also called it one of the dumbest so-called 'green' buildings ever. No wonder too -- despite this behemoth boasting vertical gardens, according to Time the rest of the building is positively excessive: The lavish building... is 173 meters high and has 37,000 square meters of floor space -- more than the Palace of Versailles. It contains a health club with a gym and dance studio, at least one swimming pool, a ballroom, guestrooms, a variety of lounges and a 50-seater cinema. There are three helicopter pads on the roof and a car park for 160 vehicles on the ground floors. It's obviously quite a job keeping all this running smoothly, so the house, if you can call it that, also boasts a staff of 600. And all this for just Ambani, his wife and their three children to enjoy. Though this eyesore takes the cake for a mind-boggling display of senselessness by a record longshot, unfortunately it's not the only one out there.