Villa Taj, located on a 4.5-acre private lot, consists of more than 45,000 square feet of living and entertaining areas, including 30,240 square feet of interior space.
On the main floor there is a formal living room, conservatory, library, cigar room, wine cellar, dining lounge, formal dining room, grand kitchen and family entertainment room — all of which surround a 2,400-square-foot central ballroom with a 38-foot-high ceiling and decorative finishes of bordering columns and gold-leaf ornamental wall detailing. More than 15,000 square feet of balcony space encircles the home.
Contained within the lower level of Villa Taj is a game room with full bar, a theatre and a room sized to convert into a two-lane bowling room. A heated, 20-car garage is also located on this level with a space for detailing an automotive collection. Additionally, service quarters are located on the lower level.
The home has four different staircases in the home, with a 32-foot-wide main entry. Within the 25-by-25-foot main entry vestibule there is a 30-foot-high ceiling crowned with a vaulted skylight. Ceilings of the general rooms within Villa Taj are 13 feet high.
There are five master bedroom suites, plus one imperial bedroom suite that is more than 2,500 square feet in size. All master suites feature substantial bathrooms, walk-in closets with carved natural wood detailing, a fireplace and handcrafted ornamental doors. Bathrooms are finished from floor to ceiling in gold Jerusalem stone and feature rainshowers, Jacuzzi tubs and the ability to convert to a private steam room.
All floors in Villa Taj are finished with select Brazilian wood, cherry wood, Italian marble or gold Jerusalem limestone. Antique or custom-designed doors provide entry to each of the bedrooms and living areas. The owner personally selected these doors during his travels around the globe, from locales including Morocco, Algeria and Mexico.
The home features nine fireplaces, each of a unique and singular design. Beneath the main dual staircase at the front entry of Villa Taj are two powder rooms. The rooms are completely finished with more than 4,200 square feet of pineapple onyx from Mexico, with Italian marble accents. The estate also features an elevator servicing all three levels.
For more information, call Kristine Farra of Prudential Preferred Properties at 312.953.9567 or e-mail her at Kristine@GoldCoastRealEstate.com.
Number of Units-1
Co-op Commission-2% 1st 12M
Architect-Ridgeland Associates with influence from owner