Long-empty Burr Ridge mansion has new owner
A three-week-long water main break discovered March 5, 2011, at Villa Taj poured an estimated 6 million gallons of water into the 30,000-square-foot mansion. | Doings file photo
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Updated: February 11, 2013 1:58AM
BURR RIDGE — The long-vacant, extravagant home at County Line and Plainfield roads has been sold.
MB Financial Bank sold the property, often referred to as Villa Taj, to a group known as BB Development XIII LLC in late November. Because the property was sold through a judicial sale, further information was not available through the Cook County Recorder of Deeds.
Burr Ridge Director of Community Development Doug Pollock said no permits have been taken out, but he has been assured that work will soon begin to make the home inhabitable for its new owner.
The 30,000-square-foot home, which was never finished and which suffered extensive damage when it flooded in 2011, was once listed at $26.5 million.
The single-family home includes a 2,400-square-foot ballroom, six expansive bedroom suites and 20-car heated garage. The home was built with materials 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.