First glimpse of Ratan Tata's Mumbai retirement home

First glimpse of Ratan Tata's Mumbai retirement home

A glistening pile by the water's edge topped by an infinity pool spells "elegance over extravagance"

When Ratan Tata retires in December 2012 at the age of 75 he will continue to live facing the sea, in his old neighborhood of Colaba, at the southern tip of Mumbai.

ratan tataFile photo of Ratan Tata at the White House in 2009. The White House in Washington D.C., not his new Mumbai white house, where Tata will live after his retirement.Tata's building a new 1,240-square-meter, multi-story house on the water's edge, opposite the Colaba post office.

The all-white house with floor-to-ceiling windows screams "elegance over extravagance," says the Mumbai Mirror, whose reporters got the first look.

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Being a heritage precinct many no-objections, approvals and permissions had to be sought.

The luxury retirement pad is divided into numerous levels, reports the Mirror.

Ground floor: Living room, a kitchen, a study and a bedroom.

First floor: Large sun deck running across the entire floor with a living area, two bedrooms and a study attached.

Second floor: Three bedrooms, a living room and a library.

Third floor: Sophisticated media room, bedroom and Tata's personal gym. The second level of the top floor hosts the infinity pool, a lounge and a sun deck.

Basement: Quarters for domestic help and parking space for up to 12 cars.

You want to see this work-in-progress now, don't you? Here's the link to the Mumbai Mirror photo.

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