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‘Queen of Versailles’ Jackie Siegel’s 13-bedroom mega-mansion FINALLY nears completion after a death, recession and fire

THE “Queen of Versailles” Jackie Siegel’s 13-bedroom mansion is finally nearing completion – after the overdose death of her daughter, a recession, and a fire.

The 108,381-square-foot mega-mansion in Windermere, Florida, will be done in roughly 18 months. 

Siegel, 54, told New England Cable News last Wednesday that she will “document the whole process of finishing the house in the form of a TV show."

She said the show would be on air sometime next year, but didn’t give any more information. 

Siegel is dubbed the “Queen” because of the family’s Florida mansion, which was inspired by the Palace of Versailles in France.

She’s married to David Siegel, the founder of Orlando-based time-share company Westgate Resorts.

When completed, their home will have 13 bedrooms and 23 bathrooms. 

It’s assessed at $4million, according to Fox Business, and has an annual tax bill of $65,000. 

Siegel told NECN of the highly-anticipated home: “It’s the same size as a super Walmart.”

The Siegels purchased the lakefront property in 2003 and started construction on it the year after. 

As noted by Fox, the mansion has a massive 20-car garage, mutliple pools, “a ballroom, a stained glass dome, two-story wine cellar, dining room that seats 50, and a two-lane bowling alley.”

The home also contains “four fireplaces and 10 ‘satellite kitchens’ in addition to the main chef’s kitchen.”

Jackie and David Siegel made headlines in 2012 when they starred in Lauren Greenfield’s documentary, Queen of Versailles.

The doc followed the couple as they built their mansion, which they said would be the biggest modern home in the United States.

But construction was hit by a slew of problems, including the death of the Siegels’ daughter.

Victoria died from an accidental drug overdose in 2015 at the age of 18 – and was found at the family’s home in Windermere, near Orlando.

Construction was also pushed back in 2009 because of the Great Recession.

According to Fox, the family listed the home in 2011 for $75million, and in 2012, dropped the price to $65million – but it never sold. 

Local news outlets reported the welders at the mansion started a small fire inside the home in 2019, proving to be another setback.

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