Dennis Rodkin visits a Lake Forest estate

You can always count on Chicago Magazine's Dennis Rodkin for a keen eye for architectural detail - and an enviable ability to write a clever headline.

Rodkin's tour of a Lake Forest mansion, listed for sale by Coldwell Banker's Jeannie Emmert at $7,950,000, is billed as "Lake Forest's Norman Conquest." The newly-built home was designed to look as if it had been in Lake Forest forever - a design goal also adopted by a home that Rodkin called "The Newest Old House in Glencoe." A lesser writer would have casually recycled the line for the Lake Forest home.

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