Location: 9508 Windy Ridge Road, Windermere, FL

Square Footage: 38,400

Bedrooms & Bathrooms: 5 bedrooms & 11 bathrooms

Price: $30,000,000

A newly built mega compound has just hit the market. Clocking in at almost 40,000 square feet, this lakefront compound is located at 9508 Windy Ridge Road in Windermere, FL and is situated on 18 acres. Built in 2011, it features a 25,000 square foot Georgian mansion, 4,000 square foot semi-detached garage with 20 foot ceilings, a 5,600 square foot grand lodge and a 3,800 square foot storage building with 20 foot ceilings and staff quarters.

The main house features 5 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a grand foyer with with paneled walls and mahogany staircase, art gallery, formal living and dining rooms, large gourmet kitchen and family room with cypress walls and honey-onyx floors, elevator, large screened outdoor porch, 85 foot long parlor with 20 foot ceilings and wet bar and much much more. There is also a swimming pool with spa on the property.

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  • Onions

    I’m just picturing the owners talking to the developer: “Y’know, I like it but I just….I just…need more LAWN. Sure I can host 8 simultaneous games of football but that doesn’t help me when I want to host 9. More lawn!”




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  • Justin

    The wood they used looks awful.




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  • Grrrowler

    Would it kill them to have a little landscaping near the house, or at least some landscaping that is slightly mature? The interior with the dark paneling isn’t unattractive, but it’s also really dark. I can’t stand any of the rooms with the knotty pine tongue-in-groove paneling and ceilings. As for the price, someone would have to pay me $30 million to live in central Florida.




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  • ElleP

    This is so ugly. Wood paneling everywhere? Ugh. Surprised it’s a new build because the interiors look like the 70’s.




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  • Daniel

    Horrible site plan. They might as well install the canvas walkway now because they’re going to need it. Those daily summer thunderstorms are going to get on the nerves of whoever has to use the front door. The house itself is ugly. The windows look like an afterthought. The interior has a creepy vibe to it. Kitchen is the only somewhat passable room in the whole place. Price is just a “look at me!!!!”. Will probably undergo a 75% price reduction before it sells. For the price, I’d rather have this (even though it is a far from perfect home).

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4-Tahiti-Beach-Island-Rd_Miami_FL_33143_M60895-95205




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    • Daniel

      Ok, seriously…who the hell designed the driveway? How the heck are you going to get your car out of there? You don’t even have enough room to do a 3-point turn, let alone turn the car around. Are guests supposed to park near the main gate adjacent to that garage and walk the rest of the way? Stupid planning….




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      • John Appes

        Why is the door the problem?

        Ugly house.




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  • Tony

    This looks like a cheap old house from the 70’s. Look at that weird carpet in the entrance. This is a hot mess. The location is nice and the exterior is nice but I’d have to gut the entire interior and start over.




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  • mack

    I totally agree with every comment made. I would also like to ask how they can claim the house is 38,400 sq ft, when a little later they say it is 25,000 sq ft.




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    • NOVA Ben

      I think they quote the square footage for the home plus some of the auxiliary buildings, and then later it’s just for the house itself




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      • mack

        Agreed, my concern is that if someone just sees the 38,400 sq ft they will think that is the true size of the main house.




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  • ZigZagBoom

    $30 million for this? Are the mosquitoes gilded in platinum?
    It also didn’t quite look like 18 acres to me, more like 10. Google Earth calculates 13. Maybe they own part of the lake waters?




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    • Daniel

      Property appraiser says 18 as well, but if you look at the map, they do include a significant part of the lake (same goes for surrounding properties). Odd.

      http://www.ocpafl.org/Searches/ParcelSearch.aspx/PID/282309000000009




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      • NOVA Ben

        The guidelines may vary from state to state (I’m not sure) but I know that properties bordering many non-navigable bodies of water have ownership rights that often extend into the water. I’d guess that that’s the case here, although if that’s the case I feel like it’s the real estate agent’s duty to make that clear.




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  • Sam

    All I can say is what an absolute waste




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  • Venom

    Teardown and build a much larger, much grander and better looking place and utilize the lot properly and also put some damn landscaping in. Whatever the lot minus demolition costs is what this house is worth.




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    • Daniel

      Considering he (over)paid $6 million for the land, the only cost effective way I can see him getting his money back is bulldozing it and maybe turning it into a small gated community (max 10 homes). Heck, even a bunch of townhomes would be a better investment than this crap.




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      • Venom

        Yes, they could have thrown at least 4 homes on this property. Two at the back on the water and then another two at the front facing each other. This is such a massive waste.




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  • NOVA Ben

    This is awful in every way. Poor site planning (as has been said multiple times above) and interior design that just leaves me thinking “WTF”? The foyer looks like a funeral home, and the lighter pine paneling elsewhere just looks cheap. And don’t get me started on the landscaping (or lack thereof)




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    • Dunwoody

      Funeral home, that’s it! I was thinking new lodge for the local Elk’s Club.




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  • lambskin

    It looks like South Fork on Dallas.




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