Located half an hour out of Chicago, the nine-bedroom, 15-bathroom mansion sprawls over three hectares and boasts five fireplaces, a wine cellar with room for 500 bottles, a home theatre, card room and cigar room.Yes, it's a $29M house, but all the same, who the hell needs 15 bathrooms to a ratio of nine bedrooms? Plus there's a three bedroom guesthouse, no doubt with a goodly surfeit of its own bathrooms.
Much smaller residences in the US have the same thing going on - not uncommon to see houses listed with a few bedrooms and a squillion bathrooms; no mere powder room is ever enough for the occasional visitor.
Do Americans have bladder issues?
Do they have collective obsessive compulsive disorder about the cleanliness of their person?
Or is this a job creation scheme for bathroom cleaners?
Michael Jordan's gigantic Chicago mansion goes to auction