The Villa Taj estate, which is located at 6501 S County Line Road in Burr Ridge, Il, has gone back on the market with an asking price of $13,000,000. The mansion is owned by Husam Aldairi and Rawaa Atta-Aldairi. The couple spent $18 million and 5 years building this massive home only to put it on the market halfway through the construction of it because they couldn’t handle the cold winters. The 45,000 square foot behemoth (15,000 of that is covered terraces) sits on 3.5 acres of land and boasts 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a grand 2-story ballroom with 38′ ceiling, two 30×30 living rooms, an elevator, gourmet kitchen, family room, formal dining room, 2,500 square foot master suite, lounge, wine cellar with cigar room, 20-car heated subterranean garage, and much more.

Villa Taj was first listed back in June of last year with an asking price of $25,000,000. It then was taken off the market. Before being thrown back onto the market again, Villa Taj was up for auction on November 4th, 2009 with a starting bid of $6,265,000, however it failed to sell. Despite the asking price being reduced by almost half, I still think the home is going to be a tough one to sell.

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  • Daniel

    I said it before and I’ll say it again, it looks like Saddam Hussein remodeled an Alabama plantation.

    Fire up the bulldozers!!!!




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  • kieran

    Its fundamentally characterless with character silhouettes added. I do like the interior though. I would live here if by the grace of god I had the misfortune to need to live in IL. I like that someone has tried to do something different and tasteful (it mght not be tasteful but its clear the intention was there) …Surely they knew about the winters before they invested $18m! How ignorant is that!




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  • Onions

    Still ugly, still overpriced. Nuff said.




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  • Grrrowler

    I’ve always wanted to live in a federal courthouse.




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  • Venom

    Horrible.
    I don’t even think I could live in this thing for one million dollars.




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  • mattc

    Unfortunately spectacular craftsmanship and exceptional materials are not enough to offset a home void of any architectural character and warmth.
    Looks to me like a cross between a Moroccan bank and Iraqi palace.
    To each his own… but the marketability of this will be narrow at best, and perhaps non existant, in this current economy. No doubt the have 18 million in it. My sense is a little over the land value at best is what it’s worth today.




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  • Kyle

    What do they mean they “couldn’t handle the cold winters!?” They’re rich. Even people living below the poverty line have heat.

    On this home, I think it would fit in a Middle Eastern country, but Chicago? Also while I love the covered terraces from an interior perspective, from the outside, the home looks very cold and impersonal.




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  • george

    I looked at the listing, the 45,000 sq ft house is including 15,000 sq ft of patio. Well guess what, I live in a 133,729 sq ft house. By the way, that figure includes the lawn. I can’t speak for anyone else, but, I don’t do business with people that try to mislead me.




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  • Brijbhushan Bhattadri

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, oh, God, no! (Wipes the tears out of his eyes and fails as they keep coming) Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!




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  • Barney

    Could NOT POSSIBLE AGREE WITH EVERYONE MORE………….talk about NUCLEAR-POWERED IMBECILES!!!

    I find it eternally & intractably IMPOSSIBLE to feel sorry for the millions these morons are going to lose on this “house”. IF this place SELLS AT ALL, I’d be ASTONISHED.

    And, YOU GO BRIJBHUSHAN………I JOIN YOU IN YOUR HYSTERICS! 🙂




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  • Marcus

    Ok it is in one of the worst locations and the outside has no detail – but I love the inside. I really like the mideastern look and as Matttc said above it has spectacular craftsmanship and exceptional materials. I can see the 18M they put into the house – but they will never get anything close to that. Location, Location, Location.




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    • wayne

      why is this a bad location? for someone that is not from that state. thanks




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      • silenced by the house

        the location was chosen because it is on the corner of a busy intersection and although it stands out a lot more than other homes, it sort of fits in with the houses next to and across from it




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  • wayne

    Is their blueprints of this house




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    • Me

      You mean ARE THERE…!




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  • silenced by the house

    hey everyone. i cant say i disagree. i know u guys probably won’t believe me but my dad is the one who built the house. I was always against this house because it was wayyyyy to big for its location and it just didn’t fit and we had and still are being ridiculed over it. it was meant to bring diversity to burr ridge but unfortunately that goal was OBVIOUSLY not reached. we were going to move into the house but evidently we did not lol thanks for all your comments and lets just say that i personally have made some of those comments to myself as well. and wayne, yes of course there are blueprints (every fricken building has one)




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    • wayne

      Yeah i know that, i meant was there any out on the net so we could see the layout of this beautiful house.




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      • silenced by the house

        No i dont believe so




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  • Crabby

    couldn’t sell looks like they’re trying to collect the insurance




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  • Chi Town Mike

    I grew up in Burr Ridge. 1) that is an EXTREMELY busy intersection and it’s right next to the road. 2) Look at the pics on their site. Someone might want to remove the pics with the brooms in them. 3) A lot of pics missing of other rooms. hmmmm not done? 4) My wife is a Vet. I should have married a dentist LOL.




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  • Kathy
  • taha

    Wow this home looks so amazing from the inside, but so not fit for Chicago. I can’t imagine living in a house with marble and limestone in the Chicago winter. I wish they had done the exterior better- it does not look attractive at all.
    I wish they had made better use of their money.




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  • Danule Mule

    Hi… well, I would volunteer to live in this average-looking boxy mansion, as long as I could live in the biggest of the bedroom suites and serve as the “curator” of the premises. Hell, we could convert parts of it to a Museum of the Imperial Middle East… and give Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Persians, & Europeans all an equal forum of exposition. Sound like a plan? 😀

    p.s. I am sure I missed a few empires there, but you get the idear.




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  • Joe

    Bring that rock shell to Barrington ill baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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  • Homowner

    Looks like an Indian office building.




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