The 2,400 square-foot central ballroom has 38-foot ceilings and gold-leaf ornamental wall detailing.
The palatial Villa Taj estate in Burr Ridge has a 4,000-pound front door -- but no buyers are knocking on it, so the owner is slashing the price.
First listed at $25 million -- at that price, the most expensive home in Illinois -- the private residence at 6501 S. County Line Road made is now going for $6.25 million.
The Chicagoland doctor who owns the fancy manse is dropping the price because he's leaving the Windy City for warmer climes, said Real Estate broker Michael Berland. (No mention was made of that whole housing market collapse thing.)
The home -- known as "the crown jewel of the Midwest" for its 160 tons of imported Gold Jerusalem stone, 20-car heated garage, and 15,000 square-feet of terrace space -- has been on the market for better than a year.
Affordable or not, the huge structure (behome-eth?) rocks some truly lux amenities, including:
So you know. Modest.
Before the Nov. 4 auction at 2 p.m. at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville Hotel, the residence will be shown every weekend during the month of October from noon to 3 p.m.