In the high-priced ravine country of Highland Park's shoreline, a modern mansion lies in wait. It's a work of architecture firm Nagle Hartray, designers of the Oak Park Library, Ogden International School of Chicago, and many large-ego single-fams. This mostly-white six-bed inhabits an acre+ lot two blocks from Lake Michigan and is built in standard rectilinear format except for a peculiar half-domed living room wing. The insertion creates some interesting windows and a much-higher ceiling. Dark hardwoods and stainless steel appliances cut the abundant white, and the owner cooked up another tactic: run Zebra-print up the main staircase. You're free to weight its merits. Listing in late May, the 7,800-square-foot home's asking price has already slipped from $3.35M to $2.775M.
·Listing: 732 Bronson Lane, Highland Park [Baird & Warner]