De­vel­oper plans mas­sive new home

Fea­tures in­clude game room, a wine cel­lar and tast­ing room, ju­nior Olympic-size lap pool

Orlando Sentinel - - LOCAL & STATE - By Lisa Maria Garza

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.

CITY OF WIN­TER PARK/COUR­TESY

A ren­der­ing of the planned Ha­gle res­i­dence in Win­ter Park.

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