03/17/2011 05:16 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Magazine Highlights Pocket-Sized French Chateau In Highland Park (VIDEO)

Chicago Magazine's real estate expert Dennis Rodkin has found another unusual gem in his "Deal Estate" column this week, this time in the North Shore suburbs.

What he describes as a "miniature chateau" in Highland Park has birdhouses built into the exterior, an elegant formal garden, a gazebo in the back and a restrained but ornately decorated interior. "All the architectural detail and lavish finishes of some of the area’s finer residences are tucked into an eight-room house designed to feel like a centuries-old home in France’s Brittany region," Rodkin writes.

Watch his tour of the home below, and see the full story here.