Developer plans massive new home
Features include game room, a wine cellar and tasting room, junior Olympic-size lap pool
A massive 40,093-squarefoot, two-story Winter Park home could soon be under construction and would be among the biggest private residences in Central Florida.
Veteran real-estate developer Marc Hagle and his wife, Sharon, both known for their philanthropy, submitted plans to the city’s planning and zoning board for approval Tuesday but the request was tabled until next month over concerns of proposed setbacks along the property.
The Hagles paid more than
$3.65 million in 2017 for the Palmer Avenue lot that sits on about 1.8 acres and overlooks Lake Osceola. Estimated construction costs for the new house weren’t listed on city documents.
Marc Hagle, president and CEO of Maitland-based Tricor International Corp., and Sharon Hagle, a board member for the onePULSE Foundation and founder of local nonprofit Spacekids Global, made national headlines when they were among early buyers of $200,000 tickets for a private space flight through Virgin Galactic.
This won’t be the first time the Hagles have resided in a high-profile home. They previously lived on North Park Avenue in an opulent palace known as Casa del Mondo — House of the World — named for its blend of architecture inspired by various countries.
The proposed new home features multiple amenities for entertainment and recreation.
Plans call for a movie theater, wine cellar, tasting room, soundproof virtualreality room, an indoor and outdoor bar plus party deck.
At the basement level, an indoor gun range is separated from the junior Olympic-size lap pool by a falling water wall with troughs, koi pond and a 2-inch thick lucite wall.
Under the city’s code, the basement level doesn’t count toward the floor area ratio so the home measures at 28,043 square feet.
Still, the Hagle residence overshadows neighboring houses that are huge in their own right. The dwelling to the west of their property is 8,600 square feet. A 9,784-square-foot home sits to the east.
But the size of the Hagle residence will be eclipsed by another Orange County home — the famed 90,000-square-foot Windermere
mansion dubbed Versailles.
The lavish home on Lake Butler has been under construction for 15 years. Owners David and Jackie Siegel recently expressed regret over building the palacelike structure but said they already invested $50 million in construction costs and estimated it will finally be complete in a couple of years.
Meanwhile, the Hagle’s construction request is set to be reviewed by the city’s planning and zoning board Jan. 7.
A rendering of the planned Hagle residence in Winter Park.