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R. Kelly Mansion Under Contract; Old Town Construction

And now the latest from Curbed Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's neighborhoods and real estate.

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LAKEVIEW—The 8,000-square-foot mansion formerly owned by R. Kelly finally went under contract this week. The buyer and sale price haven't been revealed yet, but it was recently priced at $3.5 million. Click through for details and a video tour.

OLD TOWN—Demolition is underway and vertical construction is "imminent" for the 16-story, 250-unit apartment building that's set to replace the former Grossinger Cadillac dealership at 1233 N. Wells St.

HINSDALE—The one-lane bowling alley and the massive wine cellar are what drew our attention to this pricey Hinsdale mansion, but the unusual decor and bizarre HDR photos are what held it.

ROSCOE VILLAGE—Former Blackhawks defender Dustin Byfuglien was traded to Atlanta over the summer, prompting him to put his French country-style home on the market in September. This week, the home sold for $1.08 million.