Monte Ahuja is chairman and CEO of Transtar Industries Inc., the largest supplier of automatic transmission parts in the aftermarket, both in the United States and overseas. The 29,000 square foot mansion was built in 1995 and contains 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. It was designed by architect Joseph Giglio. The home has a dramatic Y-shaped staircase with dark granite. Beyond that is a 2-story sunroom with a waterfall feature. The magnificent lower level of the home inludes a ballroom that can accomodate 140 guests for a sit down dinner, a dance floor, a home theater, and a home gym. The home also has an indoor pool and lush landscaping. It was on the list of the top 250 most expensive homes in Northeast Ohio where it was ranked at #12.
This is the home of prominent class-action trial lawyer Stanley Chesley and his federal judge wife Susan Dlott. It measures in at a whopping 27,000 square feet. It is located on Camargo Road in Indian Hill, OH. The home was reportedly the most expensive single-family home listed in Greater Cincinnati ever when he purchased it for a mere $11.9 million. The home’s amenities include thermador kitchen appliances, apartment-sized closets, a minitheater, heated bathroom floors, space for an outdoor summer kitchen, a conservatory and a wine cellar. There’s also a game room, exercise room, a theater/media room, separate two-bedroom carriage house for live-in parents or hired help and an outdoor kitchen for entertaining friends and family. Judging by this amount of opulence, I guess being a lawyer is worth all the hard work after all.
This is the mega mansion of Norma Lerner. She is the widow of Al Lerner, the founder of credit card giant MBNA. She also owns the Cleveland Browns. The mansion has a swimming pool with pool house, gardens, putting green, a man made lake, tennis court, and an attached garage.
Pictures #6-7 – This is the mega-mansion of the disgraced Conseco CEO, Stephen Hilbert. It is located at 1143 W 116th Street, Carmel, IN. It is on the market for $20,000,000 and is 24,786 square feet.
Pictures #8-9 – This is a mega-mansion that is located at W Hamilton Road S in Fort Wayne, IN.
Pictures #13 - This is Russell Simmons’ 35,000 square foot mansion located at 101 Fox Hedge Road, Saddle River, NJ.
Picture #14 - This is Ronald Burkle’s $30 million mansion in La Jolla, CA. It has 9 bedrooms, 13.5 bathrooms, and 26,674 square feet.
Picture #15 – This is Mel Simon’s mansion in Indiana. Mel Simon is the co-founder of Simon Malls.
This stately 27,000 square foot Ohio mansion is situated on over 30 acres of beautifully landscaped land. There is a long long narrow driveway leading up to this grand home. This house offers 5 bedrooms and 8 full and 5 half baths. The home boasts numerous amenities and was built for entertaining. When you first walk in, you are greeted with a sweeping curved staircase and soaring ceilings. The living room has cathedral ceilings, a fireplace, and floor to ceiling windows. Also located on the first floor is a home theater, dining room, office, utility room, cozy family room, eat in kitchen with breakfast room, a screened patio, exercise room, and a master hall which leads to the master bedroom with its sitting room, his and her closets, and his and her bathrooms. Besides a front entrance, there is also a side entrance, that when upon entering, leads you to a massive music room. There are balconies by the breakfast room and hallway that look down into the music room. There is a staircase that leads to this room as well as an elevator. The music room leads into the lower level. This music room is perfect for large gatherings and events. The lower level includes another exercise room, sports room, kid’s entertainment room, lounge room, bar, large open recreational spaces, a catering kitchen, and storage. Last, there is a garage and a total of 5 fireplaces. This mansion is everything you could ever want.