Outdoor, Garden, Hardscapes, Walkways, Shrubs, and Grass Where the New Buffalo Residence now stands on a wooded lot by the shores of Lake Michigan, there used to be a serpentine ranch house with perplexingly small windows, none of which pointed toward the water. The homeowners had used it as a vacation retreat for over 30 years before an expanding family—and guest list—led them to approach architecture firm Booth Hansen for a fresh design.  Photo 1 of 7 in Cabins and Connectors Form a Family’s Lake Michigan Retreat