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.