Entrelagos mansion in Florida remodeled for $19.5 million
A lavishly decorated Florida mansion is now yours — for less.
SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate
Who doesn’t need 16 bathrooms?
Especially in a 14-bedroom, 14,706 square foot mansion like Entrelagos – a unique, custom-built home on the market in Orlando, Florida. It has been relisted for sale at $19.5 million, down from $25 million.
Located on a private peninsula, Entrelagos is as unique as it is luxurious, with stunning hand-carved woodwork and custom mosaics lining an interior that honors the current owners’ Filipino roots.
“The home was designed and planned from the ground up,” said the listing agent, Richard Dempsey of SVN, Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate. “The sellers started building the house in the early 2000s and it took a long time to complete.”
With such complex technical details, it’s easy to see why. Hand-carved narra wood—a wood native to the Philippines and the South Pacific—adorns nearly every room, including the home theater, billiard room, and two-story rotunda library, whose floors are connected by a spiral staircase.
“The wood carvings are hand-carved by Filipino artisans from the owners’ designs and shipped to the United States,” Dempsey said. “The columns throughout the house are carved with animals and flowers. They are very beautiful. Each room has a specific theme,” he added.
“The movie theater has double sliding doors carved with about 20 characters, such as Bart Simpson, Marlon Brando and the Beatles,” Dempsey said. “The games room has columns depicting different card and board games. There are chess pieces – all intricately carved.”
There are also beautiful mosaic tiles, depicting a map of the Philippine Islands, and also a handmade tapestry-style rug.
“In the upstairs hallway, the extra-long rugs are hand embroidery depicting Asian themes,” Dempsey said.
“My favorite room is the library, it’s two floors open. It’s amazing. The carvings in the columns there reference classic literature, like Moby Dick. The first time I saw it I thought it was among the most amazing rooms I’d ever seen.”
Artistic detailing extends inside and out, with custom ironwork throughout the property, including the grand staircase, spiral staircase, and main interior balcony. The house’s large exterior columns are made of hand-hewn coquina rock, a feature that is almost impossible to replicate now—coquina is no longer mined due to environmental concerns.
Also impressive is that the three-level pool has waterfalls connecting each area. There is a spa and steam room, as well as a cabana bar with a full outdoor kitchen and full bathroom.
“The pool house has a mosaic in the kitchen that depicts the view of the lake before the building went up. It’s very specific in its detail,” Dempsey said.
Located at 9291 Point Cypress Drive, Entrelagos is about a 30-minute drive from Orlando Airport, and about 10 minutes from Universal Studios Florida and Disney World parks, the latter of which appears nightly at the property’s third-floor rooftop lounge.
“The party deck is what I call it. You can see the two lakes from there; at night you see the fireworks at Disney,” Dempsey said.
As its name suggests, Interlagos – “between the lakes” – lies between Lake Chin and Tibet, and is part of 13 lakes that make up the Butler Lakes chain. The 2.44-acre grounds include a double dock on Tibetan Lake with an entertainment lounge, which was rebuilt after last year’s hurricane damage — “This property is located at a high enough elevation to prevent water damage,” Dempsey said.
There is also a three-bedroom guest house with two bathrooms and an apartment above the garage where the current caretakers live. Dempsey added that the couple know and care for the property well and would be happy to stay there.
Entrelagos isn’t the most expensive or surprising mansion in the desirable Windermere neighborhood — the 90,000-square-foot, 10-acre Palace of Versailles — owned by David and Jackie Siegel, star of the Discovery+ show, “Queen of the World.” “Versailles Reigns Again” – ranked first.
The less flashy Entrelagos restaurant is a little more relaxed and likely to attract a certain type of buyer: perhaps someone with Filipino roots, Dempsey says. Or someone who appreciates Asian art. He adds that he would definitely be a hunter for higher-income homes.
“The buyer will be someone who appreciates this type of artist,” Dempsey said. “But I’m sure he’s someone who fits into this community. It’s a high-net-worth community with what I call people with one name: Tiger, Shaquille. They both had a house here… There are a lot of professional athletes in the area. It could be a residence,” he added. Primary or secondary place.
Besides the lavish décor and design flourishes, the added lure for celebrities is the sheer privacy of the property.
“It provides great privacy,” Dempsey said. “I live locally and talk to people about the property before it goes on the market: very few people know it’s here. It’s a long drive and you wouldn’t travel unless you were going home. That level of privacy is very difficult to replicate in this part of the world.
Adding to that delicious seclusion is an adjacent one-acre empty lot, which is part of the property and has never been developed.
“It’s completely separate,” Dempsey said. “It could be sold, but the current owner had no intention of selling it. They wanted it to serve as an additional privacy buffer zone.