Relax, everyone: The owners of the largest single-family home in America have restarted construction on their palatial 90,000 square-foot mansion. Our economic troubles are officially over. Construction on the Florida house, modelled after the Palace of Versailles in France, abruptly came to a halt in 2009 during the peak of the economic crisis.
David and Jackie Siegel estimate that their home, located 20 miles outside of Orlando, will cost around $100 million by the time construction is complete. Once finished, the house will feature 15 bedrooms, 30 bathrooms, 10 kitchens, two grand staircases, a 20-car garage, movie theatre, arcade, three pools, a full-sized baseball field and, if they wanted, could house two 747 airplanes within its walls.
The couple’s efforts to build their dream home were documented in the film The Queen of Versailles just as David’s multi-billion dollar timeshare company collapsed, sparking a four-year hiatus from construction. With the recession over, the Siegels have resumed building once more, insisting no expense will be spared on their personal palace.