Transcript for 'Queen of Versailles' Couple Says Florida Palace Is Back On
I'm not sure what exactly we're supposed to feel for the woman in this next story. Sympathy? Envy? Awe? She and her husband have been trying to build the largest house in America. Now, ABC explains. Home sweet super mansion home. What may be America's biggest home once it's finally finished, may just be as blinding. I wore the wrong heels. Jackie Siegal and her real estate investor husband David are remodeling their palace after another famous building. Yes, that versailles, backdrop to the Charlize Theron commercial and home to French royalty for more than a century. I'm going to take you on a little tour. Actually, I've already been here. When I came to see America's biggest home a few years ago. Here's the grand entrance. Not bad. You see Ver vsailversailles's history goes back to 2006. When the recession hit in 2008, it became kind of a punch line, a symbol of the excess of the times. People say, oh, why do they need nine kitchens. Okay. We -- Are there nine kitchens? Yeah. When I visited the house, it was just a giant husk. Unfinished because the siegals ran out of money. If Jackie is the queen of versailles, her 80-year-old husband is the timeshare king. Founder and CEO of the biggest timeshare in the world. I stopped construction so I wouldn't take money out of the company, so I wouldn't have to lay off any people. I didn't want to take any money out of the company for a house. When we needed the money in the business. Couple years back, a film maker followed their ups and downs in a documentary called "Queen of versailles." Almost like a riches to rags story. If I could afford a watch, I would tell you. The cameras were there to capture it. The siegals has to stop construction for three years, putting versailles on the market. You can buy the palace that David Siegal already wants to sell. And cutting back on expenses, less shopping, down to four or five nannies at the time. Obviously when money was in demand, we had to cut back on our personal expenses. Well, you know, I don't know if she changed caviares. In the meantime, they lived here. A 26,000 square footsteping stone with a multi-room two-story closet with a built-in stripper pole. But if construction stopped, their dreams never did, as I saw during a tour of Jackie's closet to be. It's 4,000 square feet, right? Thought it was. Yeah, I don't think it's big enough. I didn't realize that. Darn it. Good thing we came over here. I'm starting to like get upset because this looks too small. As the economy recovered, so have the siegals. And now they say the end is in sight. Within two years, it will be finished. I can't wait until it's finished. This here is our entrance hall. Not that you'd necessarily know it from a tour. Honestly, it's a little hard to see what's happened since last year, but maybe I'm not seeing the big picture. This is our famous ballroom. Some people call it the great room. We can entertain probably 500 to a thousand people in this home. This is going to be the commercial kitchen when we do the catering for all the events we're going to do. Down here, we have a wine cellar. This would be the family kitchen. The only thing my whole family likes that I can cook is spaghetti. By the pool, we have obsessions with pools. We're on a look too. So go figure. This prism, I copied it. Up here is the master bedroom. Just in case you're wondering if the siegals know how the other half lives, they recently got a chance to find out when they starred on an episode of celebrity wife swap set to air Wednesday night on ABC. I've never been in a farmhouse before. Jackie ended up on a farm in Oklahoma. I was totally not prepared. I packed fur coats. This is ridiculous. Arctic weather. I can't move my fingers. This is hard. And she says she learned to appreciate what she has. There are points where I was crying. It was like so treacherous for me. And I really, really missed home. But as that project stretches out over time, will that home still be the biggest? Other builders are in the race to build something even bigger, but Jackie isn't worried. I saw on the news the other day there was someone that used our home as a comparison. These people said they're building a much larger home. I looked it up on the internet. And their home is only like 72,000 square feet. The builders of course dispute this saying their home will be 100,000 square feet. They were also counting the exterior guest houses. We're only counting the main house under one roof which is 90,000. And we'll have other structures on the property too. Three-fourths of it is her closet. I know. I don't think it's big enough. And that closet she was so worried about. This is what I have to figure out. If I need to start knocking down walls this way and expanding the closet. As a joke, I was saying as each of the kids move out, maybe I'll start knocking down their bedroom walls and let the closet keep growing. For "Nightline," at the versailles mansion, Florida. All right. Thanks for that report. By the way, the next episode of celebrity wife swap airs tomorrow night. Meet the man who created Quinton Taryn tee know and
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