world’s biggest private residence

Here at Buffet o’ Blog, we know about being over-the-top — albeit mostly in imagination.  We can come up with some crazy-huge ideas.  Unfortunately, we usually don’t have the funding to follow through with all those awesome ideas.  But there are a few extremely rich people who will spare no expense when it comes to implementing their dreams.  (We need to find a few wealthy investors to fund some of our ideas.  So if you’ve got more money than you need, have your people contact our people…)

In the news today, India’s richest man (estimated at $27 billion) has moved into the world’s biggest private residence.   It’s a 27-story-building in Mumbai. It has three helipads and its own air-traffic control station on the roof.  The 570-foot-tall glass tower has a swimming pool, health club, salon, and a mini-theater.  The first six floors are a parking garage for more than 160 cars.  And it has 9 elevators.

The link above has a picture, and it doesn’t look like a private residence to me.  The “house” was initially to be built for $70 million, but a newspaper says it was closer to $1 billion.  I’m thinking if I was going to spend that much for my own custom house, it would look a lot different.   But to each their own.

But wait, there’s more.   The residence requires about 600 staffers to run it.  That’s what I really don’t get.  How much work is there to do for 600 staffers?   That’s a LOT of people!  At first thought, I’m not sure what that many people would do.  But I reckon if we all combine our imagination, we can come up with something.   So here’s your homework — if you had a huge mansion and 600 staffers, what would you have them do?  Remember, money is no object.  Post your ideas in a comment, so we can figure this out.

4 thoughts on “world’s biggest private residence

  1. Holiday Inn Express

    Money is no object, and I get a small army of minions? That sounds like a flying airship house to me. It’s opulent, mobile, and completely zombie proof.

  2. HappyFeet

    I would build a Sea Vessel worthy of legendary status!
    It would be a “mini” aircraft carrier (by day) that holds a private jet and helicopter. also it would be a submarine (by night). Kinda like a transformer but a bit more practical and realistic.

    The captain’s quarters would be the size equavalent of a 5000 foot home with an awesome surround sound system, heated swimming pool, theater, workout gym, and bowling ally.

    My boat would be called Leviathan.

    Some of the things I would do is hire out my services to big corporations to protect shipping lanes around Somalia.

    Pirates beware!

    And take my friends around the world exploring.

    sounds good to me.

  3. Crappo the Clown

    I would have a big, round throne room (i.e., toilet) in the home theater room, so I wouldn’t have to miss any TV when I gotta go. Sure, I could put a TV in the bathroom, and I would do that for my guests, but I’d have a fancy toilet in the home theater room.

    And I’d put mics by it, hooked to powerful speakers, so if I wanted everyone in the building to hear my farts, I could just push a button and let ‘er rip.

    Maybe I’ll even put some speakers on the rooftop, so the whole city could hear my flatulence! HA!

  4. Thomas Wayne

    That doesn’t look like what I would expect. For that much money, you’d think they could make it not look like it was made out of Legos.

    Also, I didn’t see a rating for how zombie resistant it is. Such things are important to consider…

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