Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Celebrity Homes

Sachin Tendulkar's Shell House: Right out of a fairy tale, Sachin's Shell Shaped house situated in Bandra, Mumbai, was a steal at Rs. 35 crore! Brainchild of the Mexican architect Javier Senosiain, it has a snail-like façade with a garden within. The kitchen is tongue-shaped and looks like it is growing out of a wall. The accessories in the bathrooms are shaped like trunks and cascades, to complete the 'living-underwater' experience.

Putin's Palace: Russian President and billionaire, Vladimir Putin has poured his money into a magnificent 750,000-square-meter palace that features a casino, swimming pools, a gym and several helipads and has been compared to Versailles. It is located near the Black Sea coast and is costing him about $1 billion (approx Rs. 4,000 crore).

Late Benazir Bhutto's Dubai Home This is what defines 'palatial' to the hilt. With carpet covered floors, curtain adorned pathways, spiralling large staircases, crystal chandeliers, and painting on the wall, Benazir Bhutto's Dubai house is nothing less than a royal palace, except for the King and Queen. The bedroom is another story, with its fine linen, natural lighting and view. Another feature to this house is the indoor two-person bowling alley, and a large ballroom.

Raja's House: After all the convictions, A Raja still has his hopes of a house in the woods. It has a classy living room over looking the woods, with a fire place and furnished in the finest wood. The master bedroom looks right out into the lawns. Spotless white tiles cover the bathroom floor and yet again a tub in the centre of the room looks out to the scenery. With all walls made of glass, the price of this virtually transparent wonder is yet unknown.

Mukesh Ambani's Yacht: Mukesh's €20 million (approx Rs. 126 crore) yacht is 58 meters long and 38 meters wide and can accommodate 12 guests and 20 crew members. With three decks, a 25 meter pool, a spa, a heli-pad, a sauna, gym, a promenade of 1400 sqft, a cinema, sun decks, suites, terraces and a lounge, it also has an elevator. Disclaimer: Happy April Fool's Day! These homes/yachts are only rumoured to belong to the celebrities mentioned and it just goes to show what money CAN buy ;)

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