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PHILANTHROPIST'S PALACE

Once it's finished, a compound under construction on White Trout Lake in Carrollwood will house three generations of the Patel family and be among the largest residences in Hillsborough County.

Cardiologist and philanthropist Kiran C. Patel, who is building it, hopes that the family living in such proximity will sustain their Eastern values. He arrived in the United States on Thanksgiving Day 36 years ago, having met his wife, pediatrician Pallavi Patel, in medical school in India.

He calls the project a labor of love. Some numbers to consider:

6 Years of planning

63,000+ Size of the family compound, in square feet

33,000 square-foot main house, divided into two wings on either side of the Great Hall

15,376 in square feet, the size of the main residence's Great Hall, which includes dining and living rooms, a home theater and a Hindu temple.

7 Structures, including the main home, two single-family homes, three cottages and one gatehouse with living quarters

10 Number of cars that can be housed in the main garage

1 Swimming pool

2 Years until move-in

Source: RoJo Architecture

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