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  |  June 18, 2019

    ‘770’ Mansion Up for Sale in Illinois

    For sale: A stunning house with a striking resemblance to 770 Eastern Parkway and within walking distance from a Chabad center. Full Story, Photos

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    Great price
    Guest
    Great price

    That doesn’t even buy you a condo in crown heights

    More details
    Guest
    More details

    Who are the owners ? Did they deliberately design it like 770?

    Great!!
    Guest
    Great!!

    And it has two (!) sinks in the kitchen !

    love it
    Guest
    love it

    stunning inside and out, would move in

    shepsil chicago
    Guest
    shepsil chicago

    Kenilworth!
    my, my, how times have changed
    once upon a time they had restrictive covenets:
    NO JEWS ALLOWED!

    Dream
    Guest
    Dream

    Love it

    Chabad of CA
    Guest
    Chabad of CA

    That’s what Cunin has been doing with all the bricks and roofing …

    Kenilworth
    Guest
    Kenilworth

    Still wouldn’t ever move to Kenilworth. Known in the area for it’s lack of Jews and outright disdain for them. They used to have the signs “no Jews, no blacks and no dogs” posted on their beaches.

    Owners?
    Guest
    Owners?

    What’s the history behind who and why it was built as a 770 replica?

    Stunning!
    Guest
    Stunning!

    But this is more than just a ‘striking resemblance’…this has to be based on 770

    A bargain too good to be true.
    Guest
    A bargain too good to be true.

    What’s the catch?

     im moving
    Guest
    im moving

    details please

    Sorry Guys
    Guest
    Sorry Guys

    Just bought it !!! Tough negotiating

    Clearly built by a Jew
    Guest
    Clearly built by a Jew

    In the kitchen there are two stoves, two sinks, two ovens… Not something you normally see in non-Jewish households

    Pretty
    Guest
    Pretty

    Hollywood kitchen, but no wall to wall carpet.

    Chabad
    Guest
    Chabad

    Just an idea may be Chabad Illinois should buy it and sell the present Chabad house.

    Old Timer
    Guest
    Old Timer

    I remember when Jews couldn’t live in Kenilworth. Go figure

    Wow!
    Guest
    Wow!

    I pray this house gets turned into a Jewish institution somehow. A Shul, Library, Mikvah or all 3. Please G-d let someone Jewish buy this house and use it to spread Geulah!

    But does it have a mikvah?
    Guest
    But does it have a mikvah?

    !

    an #7
    Guest
    an #7

    Rabbi Cunin di it a long time ago

    For chabad house.
    Guest
    For chabad house.

    Anyone know if the shliach wants it?
    Maybe we can start a campaign to help him get it. It would be a shud if it doesn’t end at chabad.

    small point
    Guest
    small point

    the brick work is not what makes 770 a makom kadosh no reason to buy it would you buy a palm today that LOOKS like the rebbes lulav ofcourse not a cute pic but nothing more

    Let's all chip in to expand the dedicated Shluchim Flinkenstein's great Chabad House and dedicated work!
    Guest
    Let's all chip in to expand the dedicated Shluchim Flinkenstein's great Chabad House and dedicated work!

    Nearby Chabad could do more of the Rebbe’s work with this!

    tacky
    Guest
    tacky

    am i the only one who thinks this house is tacky and ostentatious? then again, I don’t get the thrill of all the 770 copycats either. 770 is just an ugly brooklyn building – used to be an illegal hospital – and is holy because of the inside, not the exterior.

    To 22 and 24
    Guest
    To 22 and 24

    While you may not understand the point of the “770 copycats” you should know that it was the Rebbe who was the one who asked for the “copycat 770” to be built in kfar chabad and spoke of the chashivus of it looking the same

    to #11
    Guest
    to #11

    no catch, thats the market prices in chicago

    I think it would make a great Shul and or Chabad House,
    Guest
    I think it would make a great Shul and or Chabad House,

    but would not feel personally comfortable or worthy to live in a duplicated ‘770’.

    Albert Einstein
    Guest
    Albert Einstein

    “A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest,”

    Hello everyone !!!!??
    Guest
    Hello everyone !!!!??

    Don’t you realize what this is? Dunno what you’re thinking but I’m thinking, this is one of the many, many millions of mansions that will soon be granted to each and every Jewish family when Moshiach gets here shortly. It’s gorgeous and don’t you remember us being promised riches and all the gold and the silver “as in the exodus of Egypt”! To me, honestly I think this beautiful home plopped down from heaven, as so will the third Beis Hamikdosh. All the luxuries will be ours and the whole world will be full of Hashem’s holiness and glory. Illinois,… Read more »

    This neighborhood Kennilworth, Willmette, etc. used to be
    Guest
    This neighborhood Kennilworth, Willmette, etc. used to be

    some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the country. Don’t believe this is the case anymore with that price. About 50 years ago I spent a weekend there with cousins of my father. We were not brought up religious but there definitely were affluent secular Jews there even then. My cousin had friends but they were goyim and act anti-semitely superior. I recall one of them smoking a cigarette and flicking the ashes on my cousins back. Like most Jews back then she only showed a slight annoyance over this. Old memories of a BT.

    Redlined
    Guest
    Redlined

    Did not sell homes to Jew for 50 years. Hillary grew up near there.

    To # 31,I was there in 1964-65, June for a weekend,
    Guest
    To # 31,I was there in 1964-65, June for a weekend,

    stayed at my father’s cousins by the name of Singer. He was an executive at a big corporation at the time. His daughter got accepted at an Ivy League school. I know there were secular Jews there, but possibly not many. We even spent the better part of the day at an exclusive country club in the area.I don’t know if they were members or only guests. Don’t remember everything but I know what I experienced. The country club may not have accepted Jews as members.

    to # 14
    Guest
    to # 14

    The sink part actually does not look like it was built by a Jew. a lot of people have a sink and then another sink on their island to use while cooking on it. if you were making a second sink would it be on the island????

    Postscript to #32
    Guest
    Postscript to #32

    I believe my cousins moved out the following year. He transferred to a different city. Don’t know if they had reason to do this other than practical ones, but the family might have felt some social exclusion or wanted at least some Jewish community contact. The father passed on and I haven’t had contact with them for years since.

    Early 1900's
    Guest
    Early 1900's

    This was not built by someone trying to replicate 770. This is a the colonial style used on many homes in the early 1920-30’s. You will find many homes that look very similar to “770” in the New England area and other quaint places.

    breathtaking
    Guest
    breathtaking

    wow this is some house.

    Not my taste
    Guest
    Not my taste

    I don’t know this house looks kinda dingy and midevil
    It doesn’t have a jewish look or feeling

    hahha
    Guest
    hahha

    love this!!!

    I would love to buy it
    Guest
    I would love to buy it

    But……..it has only one sink in the kitchen.

    Not Chabad
    Guest
    Not Chabad

    If that’s what someone thinks of 770 that it is rooted in Gashmiyus they missed the lessons of the Rebbe.

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