R. Kelly's Former Chicago Mansion Under Contract

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The 8,000-square-foot mansion that was formerly a church where R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly allegedly created a controversial homemade movie has finally found a buyer after several offers from others didn't seal the deal, the listing agent told AOL Real Estate.

The 1885-built structure, which has been remodeled at least three times in the last 125 years, was last listed for $3.5 million and is expected to close in the next few days.

The seller, Ilene Greenblatt, purchased it in 2008 for $1 million and promptly rehabbed it, including ridding the home of Kelly's one-of-a-kind Looney Tunes-themed bar that used to stand in his home barbershop. (It was put up for sale on Craigslist). See 25 photos in our gallery.


"The seller chose a great designer and she knows the market," co-listing agent Shawn Daly of Coldwell Banker told AOL Real Estate. "She was real and is very savvy."