Dr. Kiran Patel and his wife Pallavi are building what will be the largest single-family house in Hillsborough County, FL and one of the largest in the country. The Patels purchased the 17-acre lot, located on White Trout Lake in Greater Carrollwood, in 2003 for $3.2 million Not only are they building a mega mansion, but they are also building multiple smaller homes on the property, which will make it one massive compound. The enormous project first grabbed media attention in January 2006, but was delayed multiple times. Construction is now set to begin soon.

The style of this palatial estate will be classical Italian with Indian detailing or flair. It was designed by Rojo Architecture and will be built by Onicx Construction.

It will feature a total of 63,310 total square feet.

Here is the breakdown:

32,526 air conditioned square feet

– 15,376 square foot central portion with formal living areas, home theater and a Hindu temple (includes 3700 square foot banquet dining room)

– 8,695 square foot left wing

– 8,455 square foot right wing

17,626 square feet in covered exteriors

13,158 square foot 12-car garage

Besides the huge main house, Dr. Kiran Patel will be building smaller homes on the property for family members, which he says he has a lot of.

There will be two smaller residences (both around 7,500 square feet) and 3 guest houses (all around 1,254 square feet). The property will also boast a 3,600 square foot maintenance building .

So, the total square footage for all buildings is a whopping 85,672 SQUARE FEET!!!

Other features are to include a 450-foot-long swimming pool, waterfalls, fountains and ponds. A glass lotus blossom structure for yoga practice and a replica of the Taj Mahal carved into a rock mountain also were included in the plans. Plans for a helipad were scrapped.

Nothing is set in stone yet, so we’ll see if this compound ultimately gets built and with all the features noted above.

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  • WrteStufLA

    (Shoulda gone to med school!! Shoulda gone to med school!! Shoulda gone to med school!!)




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  • Jdubble07

    What an awful location! It’s bordered by a highway on-ramp, an apartment complex, and $250,000 homes.




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    • Cadisa

      Jdubble, I agree. If I had my choice of where to build my house, it wouldn’t be in that particular spot. The apartment complex are actually condos, and from those condos we can hear the trains pass by in the middle of the night and throughout the day. Lake Carroll is a beautiful area though, and with the lake right there I’m sure his family will enjoy the good aspects of the area.




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  • Daniel

    1,000 square feet larger than La Reverie and I’m willing to bet 1kX inferior quality. Horrid location. Entrance reminds me of a 55+ community in Wellington:

    http://goo.gl/maps/OwZ6j

    A 450-foot swimming pool? Let’s just throw practicality out the window entirely. If it ever sees the light of day, it will end up being like Versailles in Windermere.




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    • Daniel

      Okay, I’m confused. A standard two-car garage is about 500 sq ft, and if the 13K number is correct, the full-capacity garage would be about 24 cars. Is it going to be a garage or a museum? Will he charge patrons $5 to see them, considering he is going to have a heck of extra space available? Will it double as a ballroom? And what the hell are you going to put in a 3,600 sq ft maintenance building? A lawn tractor and maybe a cherry picker?




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      • Tony

        A 24 car garage isn’t that much. If I was a billionaire I would collect cars and have a huge collection. I wouldn’t build a house like this in Carrollwood though. I’d build something of this size in Palm Beach or Bel Air or The Hamptons. But I’d definitely have a 200 plus car subterranean garage for guests. And then another garage that holds at least 24 to 100 cars just for my own collection. Rich folks throw parties for 200 plus people at their homes all the time. I rather have space for them in my own garage than have them park at a parking lot somewhere and then charter a tour bus to drive them to the party. Plus a lot of rich folks have huge classic and exotic car collections so you definitely need at least a 24 car garage. Some people that write these comments think like a poor person. You have to see the world through the eyes of a rich person when you consider their decisions.




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        • Daniel

          Um, I love cars as much as anyone, but building a 200-car anything will require acres upon acres of land. You’d be better off purchasing a warehouse off-site and storing them in there. Honestly if I had billions, my house would have a 10-car max subterranean garage and then I’d have the rest of my collection at a local airport – just store it in a couple hangers. Safe, secure, and climate-controlled.

          The only person I can think of with his collection on-site is the Sultan of Brunei. The again, anyone with over a thousand of anything might be a wee bit insane.




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      • Venom

        To be honest at the level of wealth he is at, 24 cars would be kind of pathetic. For example my neighbor who owns the house next door to the one on the Bay Harbor post on here a few months back, his main garage attached to the house is about 2,200 sq.ft and holds 6 cars. It then connects to another garage behind the house that is 7,500 sq.ft and holds I don’t even know how many cars plus it has a workshop. Then he has his house garage in Bay Harbor and he just built another huge garage to hold more cars up there. He has a house in Naples so there are more cars there too and I am sure more cars at his house in California also. I have heard his collection in total is about $15 million.

        However, your math is incorrect, at 13,000 sq.ft his garage capacity would be over 50 cars, almost double that if he uses hoists. (There is no way anyone would waste almost 1,000 sq.ft per car so either the garage square footage is incorrect or the number of cars is.)

        There is a car dealer here in town that has the regular garage above ground, then there is a driveway that goes down to an underground garage in the basement that holds tons of cars and then he has three massive barns full of cars. In total about a hundred cars give or take. I think the barns add up to almost 25,000 sq.ft alone.

        There is a guy in the town next to me that has a collection of 26 Vipers alone. And then there is Ken Lingenfelter’s collection, holy god, the most amazing car collection I have ever seen in my life and yes he does open it up and charge people to see it annually, but for charity. lol




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        • Daniel

          Whooooops. Forgot to double my numbers!




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  • C

    The next white elephant— First the article says they are spending $6.5 m to build the house. Must be cardboard and paperclips




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    • Tony

      At $6.5 million that means construction costs are about $100 per square foot. Less if you factor in the out buildings. John Finton said a high quality home would cost $500 to $800 per square foot. I don’t see the construction costs being that much cheaper just cause it is in an undesirable area cause we are strictly talking construction costs and not land value so it just seems like this house is gonna be cheap quality.




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  • C

    The location awful— on a highway surrounded by cheap ass apartments and shit box homes. This is the biggest joke. Hopefuly they plan on living it if forever bc it will be a tear down.




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  • Ewan

    Wow. OMG!
    The architectural and real estate child in me wants to see this built. So badly.
    But common sense tells me the monstrosity is gonna be an eyesore.




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  • Randy

    Once again , proof that very wealthy Indian Americans love big houses. Many of the massive 15,000 sq ft plus homes around the Washington D.C. area are being built and bought up by successful people of Indian decent. Indian families like to have extended families live with them . Although, like John Finton says, I will not pass judgement on their lifestyle or question the need for such large homes.




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  • Grrrowler

    The latest architectural monstrosity to outshine all other architectural monstrosities. It’s simply beyond me why anyone would want to build a huge residential complex in Florida and not put it on the ocean, or at least on an ocean-accessible body of water. The whole thing is further proof that size is not synonymous with taste.




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  • Joseph

    I’m sorry but even though the location is horrid, the pictures are beautiful. The architectural detailing is nice and the house itself looks so exotic.




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  • Yosef

    Great, wonderful how foreigners come to this country building mansions worshiping pagans gods and deitys, probably stinking up the new build houses which is a waist of everything. Of course a person worship pagans will be blessed with massive bullshit. I probably will not have a mansion on this world, and don’t care. My mansion, is being prepared by a higher being. When I said great and wonderful, of course that is sarcastic. They are building on this huge land to build and worship got damn pagans gods.




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    • Paul

      How do you really feel about the doctor’s religion? You come across as a very hateful little person. Just thought I would share that with you. Hope the “higher being” you speak of likes ugly.




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    • Joseph

      Yosef, are you kidding me? Pagan Gods? “Blessed with massive bullshit?”

      Quite frankly, I doubt this “higher being” will be as hateful, ignorant, and hypocritical as you are. As you yourself are a foreigner. Western religion and architecture were just as foreign as this but I don’t see you objecting to that either because in the history of the Americas, only a small sliver of it consisted of Christianity being the predominant religion and honestly, I don’t see these “got damn” foreigners stealing land from the local population and killing those that don’t follow their beliefs. Xenophobe.

      Also back to the house, I cannot see why so much people are hating on this. It will probably be cheap and tacky but at least it won’t be a “European-inspired” box that usually gets shown.




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      • Chris

        Amen to that. At least its not a French chateaux lookalike.




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  • Tony

    What fool would build this in Carrollwood Florida. That’s just stupid!




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  • Otessa Regina Compton

    Dr. Kiran Patel has the taste buds that I am absolutely in love with. Now this design is what I call REAL quality. These modern designs are just too bland and no spice for me!




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  • Venom

    The Patels own most of the hotels and motels around this country. They are also involved in medicine and they are being investigated and arrested for Medicare fraud left and right. I would probably put my money outside the country if I were this guy.

    They are nice people, but they have no qualms about breaking the law at any given turn. My guess is this guy is no different. 99% of the time you make this kind of money in medicine you are involved in Medicare fraud.

    The Feds tend to get irritated when you flaunt your money like this so I won’t be surprised if he gets taken town within the next few years. They will let him finish first so they can seize it later when it is done.

    For the size of place it is and what they said it will cost to build, this is going to be one massive pile of crap.




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  • Chris

    This, if it ever gets built, will be like Versailles. A massive white elephant. If I were to build something like this, I’d build it in McLean, Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, Alpine, or Greenwhich. Somewhere where other massive ass properties like this don’t raise eyebrows. Still, the architecture fanatic in me wants to see it built.




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    • Orlando

      You have to consider Beverly Hills, Palm Beach etc may be nice areas but why should he build his home in these locations if his “home” and/or work is Carrollwood?




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      • Chris

        I agree with you. There is a 40,000 sqft mansion in Baton Rouge built by an heiress. I’m glad he’s building his dream home in a city he lives and works in, but its massive and the price to build it means it likely won’t be made on a quality like that of Palais des Agnes.




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  • K.G.

    The pictures itself don’t look that bad. Hard to say how it would eventually turn out. Indian architectural influences might not be a bad thing. Some of the Hindu temples in US are very pleasing to look at. For example:

    http://www.bapschinohills.org/default.aspx?view=images/news/construction/mandirmoods_dec2012.html




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  • mac22

    It’s sure going to take alot of triple pane glass and water fountains to mask the highway noise that will certainly be present throughout this plot of land.

    The guys building a family compound with a different architectural twist. Nice to see him want to live where he works but right at the highway off ramp? I presume this home will only be suitable for his family and never have another use except as a future building site of a shopping mall or big box store.

    If he is being investigated for fraud, etc. then this place will probably remain unbuilt or unfinished.




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  • Brijbhushan Bhattadri

    + 100 with everyone who said that the costing doesn’t add up. If he plans to build a Rajputana style haveli with red sandstone imported from India, it is going to cost a heck of a lot more than $ 6.5 million. At $ 10 to $ 60 a square meter for flooring slabs in red sandstone ex quarry in India and adding shipping costs to these prices to bring the stone over here, you are talking about way more than the budget that they are talking about over here. Add to that the cost of cutting the stone and then polishing it with Chrome Oxide or Tin Oxide polish on site and the stone work would cost twice this budget – at least. Either the report got the pricing wrong or these people have zero idea of what they’re up against. If this is the kind of costing that they are talking about, that dog’s not going to hunt.




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