The 30,000-square-foot, Middle Eastern-influenced Burr Ridge mansion known as "Villa Taj" that once was listed for $25 million sold in November to a bank trust for $3.1 million after the dentist who had built the mansion previously lost it to foreclosure.
With a gold Jerusalem limestone exterior and a neo-Byzantine Moorish revival architectural style, the mansion, which was completed in 2009 and sits on 3.5 acres at a prominent intersection in Burr Ridge, is hard to miss.
The mansion was vacant in early 2011 when several water pipes burst in the home's second-floor bathrooms, flooding with an estimated 6 million gallons of water, or enough water to supply the entire population of Burr Ridge for three days, as reported at the time by the Tribune's Ted Gregory. That rendered the mansion uninhabitable and required extensive cleanup.
Amid a host of financial problems, Aldairi lost the mansion in foreclosure to lender MB Financial, and the mansion sold at a sheriff's sale last year to a Rosemont-based LLC affiliated with MB for an undisclosed price. That LLC then turned around and sold the mansion in November to a bank trust for $3.1 million.
Naperville attorney Dennis Lindell confirmed that he represented the family that is behind the bank trust that purchased the mansion in November. He declined to comment on that family, other than to say that they are not celebrities.