The Villa Taj is off the block.
The palatial Burr Ridge mansion, which originally listed for $25 million, was supposed to be auctioned this week with a cut rate starting bid of $6.25 million.
So auctioneer Michael Berland pulled it.
Now the home is going back on the market so that said interested parties can bid on the house in the old fashioned way – through a real estate agent.
The only catch: the home that could have been a relative steal at $6.25 million will now shoot back up in price on the traditional market. Berland said he expects it to list for $12 million.
Then again, this 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 -- could be worth the exorbitant price tag. It features:
·Five master bedroom suites, each with bathrooms, walk-in closets, fireplaces, and handcrafted ornamental doors
·Conservatory, library, cigar room, wine cellar, dining lounge, formal dining room, grand kitchen, family entertainment room, and a 2,400 square foot central ballroom
·two-lane bowling alley
·14 inch thick outer walls
·All floors finished with either Brazilian wood, Cherry wood, Italian marble, or gold Jerusalem limestone