A handcrafted mega mansion that draws on the finest designs and details from a variety of cultures, known as Villa Taj can now be yours for just $10,95 million. The history of magnificent mansion with Middle Eastern-influenced design is about as long as its amenity list. The palatial residence was the dream of dentist Husam Aldairi who ended up running into financial problems leading to bankruptcy.
He put his dream on the market in 2009 for $26.5 million before dropping it to $13 million in August of 2010. With no interest the property was removed from the market and sat vacant for a period of time. In March of 2011 an agent arrived to the mansion with a potential buyer to discover that several of the home’s water pipes had burst and completely flooded the place.
The water could have been running for as long as three weeks before it was found. An estimated 6 million gallons of water flowed throughout the home which featured treasures brought in from all over the world including stairs made of Brazilian Cherrywood, $2 Million worth of Gold Limestone from Israel and an Italian Tile Floor installed at $180 per square foot.
Villa Taj has now been fully repaired and boasts over 30,000 sq. ft of spectacular living and entertaining areas plus 15,000 sq. ft of covered terraces envelope the entire house. There are six stately bedroom en-suites with marble baths & organized closets. Imperial Master Suite offers enormous custom walk-in dressing room & spa bath with Jacuzzi tub, his and hers vanities & two separate showers. There are additional 2 x bedroom suites in Walkout Lower Level. Gourmet kitchen comes with high end appliances and huge center island. Over-sized Dining Room with adjacent dining lounge.
Other luxury amenities include Grand Extravagant Ballroom with 38′ conservatory ceiling, wood paneled handsome library and spectacular antique custom designed doors and hand carved, intricately patterned railings. Elegant double wide staircases and elevator services all three floors. Not to forget 22 car heated garage! Located only 20 minutes from Chicago’s bustling downtown, Villa Taj is currently listed by Michael LaFido of Conlon/Christie’s International Realty.