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Isley Brother Buys R. Kelly’s Mansion

The home sold for a fraction of its former value.

Rudolph Isley of the Isley Brothers is the new owner of R. Kelly’s former Olympia Fields mansion, reports the Chicago Tribune.

The 74-year-old Isley and his wife, Elaine, recently purchased Kelly’s massive 14,500-square-foot home for $587,500—far less than the $1.6 million listing price in 2011, or the $5.16 million it was once worth.

CLICK: See photos of Kelly’s mansion

The home is in “pretty bad” shape, however, with some estimating $500,000 worth of repairs needed.

J.P. Morgan Chase had previously purchased the property in March following Kelly’s foreclosure

Your turn: Did Isley get a fair deal?

Robert Curry December 08, 2013 at 11:21 AM
This story doesn't want to make me "Shout" !
ken fowler December 08, 2013 at 11:45 AM
Vernon is the depart Isley. he died in the late 1950's.
ken fowler December 08, 2013 at 11:47 AM
of course we all remember JIMI played with the boys back in the mid 60s
Sammy December 08, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Is that the scene of his infamous sex tape?
Eric Hayes December 08, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Rudolph Isley is NOT dead....the Oldest brother O'Kelly died years ago.

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