Tata Sons chairman Ratan Tata is all preparing to move in his new sea facing house Colaba, Mumbai once he hands over the control of Tata Group conglomerate to new successor. Ratan Tata is set to retire in December next year, when he turns 75. Cyrus P Mistry will be Ratan Tata’s successor and head group.
Last month Ratan Tata expressed about his feelings on Mukesh Ambani’s home Antilla which were not very favorable. We are not at all surprised at the simplistic approach for his new mansion in Mumbai, which also being termed as his retirement home.
The house is located on the 13,350 square foot property and will be all white with floor-to-ceiling glass. The three-storied house, located opposite Colaba post office, is divided into seven levels and has an infinity pool at the top. The house is not yet complete and might take another 6 months to be ready to move.
The house rises 13.5 metres from the ground and has a living room, a kitchen, a study and a bedroom on the ground floor. The ground floor itself is elevated a few feet from the ground.
First-storey onwards every floor has two levels. While living areas occupy the first level on each floor, the bedrooms and other rooms are on level two.
The first floor, which has a large sun deck running across the entire floor, has a living area, two bedrooms and a study.
The second floor has three bedrooms, a living room, and a library.
The third floor, which looks like the place where Tata will spend a lot of his time, has a sophisticated media room, a bedroom and his personal gymnasium.
The second level of this floor has a swimming pool, a lounge and a sun desk. The basement of the bungalow has a servant’s quarters and parking space for 10-12 cars. “The work on the lawn, a small garden and a ramp for cars is underway. Simultaneously, work on the interiors has also begun,” a source said.
All the necessary approvals and permissions for the bungalow were given in 2008 by the Mumbai Heritage Committee, the Urban Development Department and the fire brigade. Maharashtra Housing Area Development Authority’s no-objection was also sought before the plans were given a go-ahead as the building that was demolished to make way for Tata’s retirement home was a building and the entire area is a heritage precinct.
Via – TOI