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In 2013 we posted about a super mansion that was going to be built in Greater Carrollwood, FL. Well, it’s now currently under construction! The 85,000 square foot mega home is being built by Dr. Kiran Patel, who is a noted cardiologist. He purchased the 17-acre lot, located on White Trout Lake, in 2003 for $3.2 million. It was designed by Rojo Architecture and wis being built by Onicx Construction.

Here is the breakdown:

MAIN HOUSE:

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 (will be lived in by Kiran and his wife)

– 8,455 square foot right wing (will be lived in by Kiran’s son and his wife)

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

17,626 square feet in covered exteriors

13,158 square foot garage

Besides the huge main house, Dr. Kiran Patel will be building smaller homes on the property for family members.

There will be two smaller residences (both around 7,500 square feet) for his two daughters that will be connected to the main house by walkways. There will also be 3 guest houses (all around 1,254 square feet) as well as a 3,600 square foot maintenance building.

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.

  • Daniel

    Well damn. I can’t believe it’s actually being built. I still am having trouble believing this will be a private residence. What would possess someone to build something this enormous only a few dozen feet away from a highway on-ramp? At least that other white elephant Versailles is in a gated community in somewhat exclusive Windermere. But here? I hope the family doesn’t mind paying for the upkeep for this for several generations because no one with a shred of real estate business acumen will buy this for anywhere near the construction cost. Waste of labor and materials.




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    • Teddee13

      Amen to that. Considering I’d thought building Versailles where they did was quite ludicrous, this is ten times worse. One wonders if these people are trying to fashion themselves after King Louis in attempting to build a palace in an undesirable neighborhood. The difference is, a king can pull it off, a normal citizen cannot. These enormous homes never elevate the stature of the neighborhood, they just ends up looking ridiculous and a place no one wants to buy when they hit the market, as they invariably do. I mean, come on, Carrollwood? I’m sure he got a deal on the land, but that should not have been his only consideration. Reminds me of that other huge mansion built in the middle of Miramar. I’d originally thought that was a joke. In this case I had to do a quick Google search to see if they were talking about the same Carrollwood I was thinking of.
      There are some neighborhoods in St Pete that could MAYBE pull it off, but this would have been a tall stretch even for Tampa Palms. I’d once spent the evening in a gorgeous neighborhood (can’t remember where), in the well-heeled home of one of Ben Carson’s med school classmates. Everything was stunning. Acres of well manicured lawns with massive, yet elegant homes. but this Godzilla of a house would have dwarfed everything there, and that says something.
      Carrollwood, and by extension, Hillsborogh, was simply not the right choice of neighborhood to do this. This is a Jupiter, or a Naples or a Beverly Park, or a Hamptons -sized house.




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      • Daniel

        Sounds like it may have been Avila Golf & Country Club in Tampa. There are several large estates in the community, but again, nothing close to this. As you said, a home of this magnitude should be reserve for only the best places in the country, including the one’s you named.




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      • Bill_N

        You mentioned King Louis. I just saw this thing on Google Maps ‘street view’ and it looks more like it was influenced by Kublai Khan or a 21st century version of Charles Foster Kane’s Xanadu.
        Holy crap-on-a-cracker, is it ever ugly!




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      • Victor

        I definitely agree with you, the only possible explanation I have for that is that they like being big fishes in small ponds. Think about it, getting the property alone in the Hamptons, or Jupiter, would probably cost them approximately 10 times, then what they had originally paid for the land, which they probably would not have been able to afford.




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        • Teddee13

          There was a guy featured on American Greed who built a huge house in a middle class neighborhood, and someone said that too. That he probably wanted to flaunt his wealth and this was the best way to do it. Even so, I still don’t get it because it makes no fiscal sense to me. I think unless a person has emotional ties to an area, there really is no excuse for this. Yes, he’s saving a ton of money on the cost of land, but the overall value and future values for this property is always going to be dragged down by the surrounding neighborhood. Makes it a financially poor choice in my eyes.

          Did he not see how long Versailles was on the market and how many times they did a price chop with absolutely no takers, and that was in a much better neighborhood than this? That should have been a clue.
          But hey, if he wants to build his megamansion there so that it can be gawked at by those living in that area, then it was the absolutely right choice.




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  • horselips

    The elevation suffers under an awful Mughal influence. As for the proximity to a highway on-ramp – that may be the highway the good doctor takes to his office every day, and perhaps he selected this site for precisely that reason. Who knows. But the one inescapable conclusion to be drawn from this construction – doctors are grossly overpaid.




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    • Victor

      Wrong, doctors are not overpaid, at least the majority of them aren’t. This guy actually is not a practicing cardiologist, and gets most of his paycheck through sitting on advisory boards of health companies, as well as starting a medicaid company and something like that. Sorry for taking offense to that last sentence, but I know many great doctors, who live simply within their means and have no way of affording something like this, or even a 3 million dollar house for that matter




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  • Otessa Regina Compton

    I HOPEFULLY LOOK FORWARD TO SOME DAY MOVING BACK TO FLORIDA, LIKE ANYWHERE FLORIDA DOES HAVE IT’S BAD POCKETS, BUT BY ENLARGE THE STATE IS A MASTERPIECE. I LOOK FORWARD TO MY MICROSCOPIC PIECE OF PARADISE COMPARED TO THIS ONE, BUT IT SURE DOES LOOK LIKE THE OWNERS ARE GOING TO NEED SCOOTERS JUST TO BE ABLE TO VISIT WITH EACH OTHER, UNLESS THEY LOVE HIKING. CELL PHONES AND/OR SMART PHONES ARE NEEDED SO THAT THEY CAN KEEP TRACK OF EACH OTHER FROM ROOM TO ROOM. LOVE THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND THE ART WORK!




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    • Anon

      OKAY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR OPINION.




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    • Anon

      OKAY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR OPINION.




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      • Teddee13

        LMAO




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  • Barnabus Samuel

    There are no words in any language known to man to describe how utterly & abysmally wretched this atrocity is. Anyone with two brain cells to rub together and spark a thought has to know that the nuclear-powered, truly megalomaniacal ego of the Doctor-Builder-Owner is producing a home that is, by it’s sheer, gluttonous and incomprehensibly useless square footage a present and future monstrosity. I am inescapably reminded of the fall of Rome. And to those who refer my comment as “wealth-hating” or a “socialist” or “communist”…….I couldn’t possibly care less what you think. I also couldn’t possibly agree with Horselips more…….THIS Doctor has WAYYYYYY too much money.




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    • Teddee13

      I wonder if you realize that Rome never fell because someone built a big house with their own money.
      Until you can prove to anyone that he attained his wealth by swindling unsuspecting marks out of their money, please find somewhere else to voice these attacks.

      Yes, you are wealth-hating, but that isn’t even the issue. You come on a site called Homes Of The Rich to bash everyone who is rich and who builds the dream home they want to live in. There are few things more nonsensical than that.

      I’m sure to many of those butchered in the Sudan over the past decade, you spending your money on lattes and iPhones and granite countertops, while their sons were maimed and their daughters gang raped and genitally mutilated, your buying choices would seem incomprehensibly useless and gluttonous as well. But as neither we nor they tell you how to spend the money you earned, so too should you give your endless squawking a rest already.
      You’re like a Nazi-fied Kim Jong Un. Always yelling and demanding people should do what you want them to do with their own lives.

      By the way, one of the reasons Rome fell was due to the ever-overreaching of their own bounds, and their perpetual insistence that others live in the Roman way and follow the Roman rules. Hmm, that sounds suspiciously like your take on things.
      The enslavement of thousands, constant wars with their neighbors and the mistreatment of those they captured didn’t help matters much either, but surprisingly for you, I have yet to see a documentary or hear a single historian name wealth disparity as a reason for their downfall.




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      • Barnabus Samuel

        I’m well aware that Rome didn’t fall because of that, no thanks to your belittling insinuation. And unless YOU are the Moderator of this site, which you are not, I can voice my opinion ANY where, ANY time, ANY how, thank you very much.
        Regarding my “bashing everyone who builds the dream home they want to live in”, you’re verrry late to the game and don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ve been posting here for years under a different user name and have complimented/gushed about many, many homes featured here that were somewhat, repeat somewhat sanely-sized compared to this monstrosity.
        And with your insult regarding “spending my money on lattes and iPhones and granite counter tops”, again you know nothing of what you speak. I’ve never drank a latte, don’t have an iPhone nor granite counter tops. I live a comparatively low-luxury lifestyle and am very conscious of my purchases as to how they were created and by whom and in what way. Your (again) assumptions reek of a “know-it-all” stench and ego.
        Also, your grasp of the English language with your use of the words “yelling and demanding” is laughably poor. Nowhere in my comment do I do either in as much as I state a sincerely held opinion. I suggest the Websters Dictionary to you.
        In addition, which I’m sure will come as surprise to you, ACUTE wealth-disparity has always been, still is and always will be one of the roots of social injustice, strife and WAR. Remember a little old thing called the American or French Revolution, or the expulsion of the Shah of Iran or Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos?
        Finally, my last point is this….it is an inescapable truth that the homes of the giga-rich are intractable reflections of their egos. These people can, of course, do whatever-the-Hell they want with their money (legally or illegally gotten). But that simple fact will never trump the fact that SUBTLETY was, is and eternally will be at the core of ALL good design and this airport-masquerading-as-a-home will NEVER qualify as having any, whatsoever. Exhibit “A”…..his TWO, repeat TWO daughters will have a wing all to themselves of 7500 square feet. ‘Nuff said.
        I’m all for large, TRULY beautifully designed and decorated, luxurious homes that will entertain and accommodate even TWO hundred people at once but the truth is that in today’s world, the giga-rich who build such “homes” rarely entertain on a scale such as that to routinely require that huge a space and live in those mansions on a few years.




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        • horselips

          My dear Barnabus, every time you start one of these delightful little flame wars my hot air popcorn popper throws itself off the kitchen counter and runs behind the couch. It takes about 15 minutes to finally coax it into coming back out. If it ever gets hurt doing this, I will kill my neighbor’s new kitten and it will be all your fault.




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        • Teddee13

          Ooh, wow. So you wrote a War and Peace novel in an attempt to justify you being shown to be an idiot by bringing up Rome and in a fruitless attempt to somehow chasten me. *sigh* Hate to break this other FACT to you, but you being unsuccessful and bitter, doesn’t make someone else’s prosperity egregious. Just makes you look even more like a loser.
          However the successful people of this world choose to entertain in their homes, is their business because they are the ones paying for it. The rest of us can smell the desperation and jealousy on you a mile away, and you trying to throw up people who stole wealth from other citizens has absolutely no bearing here because this guy EARNED HIS MONEY. Why don’t you try doing the same. Maybe that will help heal whatever mental health issues someone else’s wealth brings out in you.




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  • AndrewF

    Kiran Patel is worth estimated 250 million, and his wealth comes from his business dealings and ownership of various health-related enterprises. I dare say it’s been a long while since he actually held a scalpel!




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    • Pierre

      So, basically, he’s a millionaire who wants a billionaire’s “house” ? How is he even going to be able to maintain it, that’s the question.

      Also, like it has been said, the location is laughable.




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      • AndrewF

        It’s not a billionaire’s house though – the land was only worth a couple of million and as the article says, out of this whole massive pile only 32,000sq ft (just over one third of the entire area then) is actually air conditioned. Construction might be not that expensive either, if it’s done on the cheap… and look, he already cut back: he scrapped the helipad! Don’t you just feel sorry for him?
        So how is he going to maintain it? Maybe he’s going to charge his sons and daughters the rent, as I would if my grown up children tried to live in my home!




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  • Sassy

    Looks like they beat the Versailles mansion.




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  • newflproperties

    That is the worst possible location for that property. It’s completely out of character in scale and price. Everything around it is multifamily, low income, besides abuting to 2 mojor highways and an offramp. Stupid waste of money.




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  • newflproperties

    That is the worst possible location for that property. It’s completely out of character in scale and price. Everything around it is multifamily, low income, besides abuting to 2 mojor highways and an offramp. Stupid waste of money.




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  • PS1

    It would really be a nice change of pace if at least one of these new mega-mansions were beautiful, instead of yet another glaring example of horrible nouveaux riche “taste”.




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