ORLANDO, Fla. — Modeled after the France’s Chateu de Versailles and sitting on a custom-made hill utilizing five lots and 10-acres or premium Florida lakefront property is David and Jackie Siegel’s dream home.
When it’s finished, the 90,000 square foot home will be the biggest in the United States.
David, the CEO of Westage Resorts, the biggest private time-share company in the world, joked with MSN about his next door neighbor, who owns a 12,000 home.
“That could be my maid’s quarters one day,” he said.
To say The Siegel’s home is a bit more lavish might be an understatement.
The mansion itself is made of concrete and will be covered in white marble from Italy. It is 67 feet tall and will feature French balconies, balustrades and columns. The 20-foot-high front doors and the frames on all 160 windows are made of a Brazilian mahogany that is no longer exported. The total cost of those frames alone is around $4 million.
Towering above the 7,200-foot great room is a 30-foot stained glass dome. Just below it is a balcony where speeches can be made. Staircases cascade down both sides of the great room, with Jackie envisioning herself waltzing down one, her husband down the other at private functions.
The couple can host up to 500 people in their home, and use the baseball field outside as an event parking lot if necessary.
That, of course, is assuming the 20-car garage is full.
Not to leave anything out, the home’s interior will feature 10 satellite kitchens, spa, sauna, massage rooms, fitness center, two-story movie theater with balcony, video arcade, indoor pool and indoor skating rink.
There is also a separate wing for the eight children the couple is currently raising. It will feature an activity room, a computer room and theater facilities — complete with stage.
Stepping out on the back porch, one will be met by two pools — a half-acre main pool and an Olympic lap pool — a rock grotto with three hot tubs and an 80-foot waterfall. There is also a nice view of the property’s 1,200 feet of shoreline.
To unwind, the couple can enjoy a bottle of wine from a cellar with room for 20,000 bottles, though David admits: “I don’t even like wine.”
Construction on the house, which was 60 percent complete in March, recently resumed after a three-year pause. That was due to some financial difficulties at Westage Resorts. But don’t worry, it has since resumed and finally been appraised.
The value? It’s dipped a bit — from $75 million to $65,000.AlertMe