‘Versailles’ for sale!

The Château de Versailles, located in France, was constructed in the 17th Century by Louis XIV as the royal residence and base of the royal court. The Versailles served in this capacity until the French Revolution in 1789. It is now maintained as a historic site and museum. This, however, is not the ‘Versailles’ that is for sale!

‘Versailles’ is the largest modern day palace under construction in America, coming in at a whopping 90,000 sq ft on a 10+ acre peninsula with 1,250 ft of prestine shoreline. Located in Windermere, FL, Versailles was designed and built upon inspiration from the Château de Versailles, and is owned by David and Jackie Siegel. David Siegel is founder, owner, president and chief executive officer of the time-share company Westgate Resorts and its parent company, Central Florida Investments (CFI.) During the last two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble,  faltered due to the economic crisis, bringing construction of the Versailles to a halt! The Versailles is now on the market for US$65,000,000 unfinished (as-is) or US$100,000,000 finished to buyer’s specifications.

The Home:

  • 20 car parking garage with showroom finish
  • Brazilian mahogany French doors
  • 160 triple paned windows
  • 2 Grand staircases
  • 60 x 120 Grand hall with 30′ stained glass dome overhead
  • 4 Fireplaces
  • 13 Bedrooms (6,000 sq ft master suite with master bedroom overlooking Lake Butler, includes separate sitting area and 633 sq ft master bathroom)
  • 21 Bathrooms
  • Banquet kitchen
  • 10 Satellite kitchens
  • Dining room with seating for 30
  • 2 Storey wine cellar with tasting/dining room
  • Formal living room
  • Family room
  • Panelled study
  • 2 Storey library
  • Grand ballroom
  • Children’s wing
  • Children’s computer room
  • Children’s play room with stage
  • 2 Storey movie theatre with balcony and state of the art media and entertainment equipment
  • Two lane bowling alley with game room
  • Video Arcade
  • Indoor roller skating rink
  • Bar and game room
  • Huge fitness centre with full spa facilities
  • Spa with steam room, sauna and 2 massage rooms
  • 3 pools (main pool, lap pool, indoor relaxation pool)
  • Rock grotto with 3 separate hot tubs behind 80 ft waterfall

The Grounds:

  • Comprised of 5 lakefront lots totaling 10+ acres
  • 1,250 feet of shoreline on Lake Butler
  • Large boathouse
  • Formal gardens
  • 1 storey gatehouse with an apartment
  • Baseball field (can be used for event parking)
  • 2 lighted tennis courts
  • Grand porte cochere
  • Stone and iron property fence

The Pools:

  • Main Pool
    – 3,550 sq ft pool with infinity edge
    – 23,000 sq ft pool deck
    – separate summer kitchen for pool deck
    – suspended limestone tile deck with hidden drainage system
    – 80 ft waterfall to pool below
  • Lap Pool
    – Olympic length lap pool
  • Indoor Relaxation Pool
    – 400 sq ft relaxation pool
    – maintains 92 degrees Fahrenheit
    – 12 ft tall waterfall
  • The Rock Grotto
    – 3 massive hot tubs linked by continuous flow of water
    – hidden by the  main pool infinity edge waterfall
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