Five of the best houses in Michigan on Dezeen

A striking, blackened timber roof cantilevers over an outdoor patio for this lake house Desai Chia Architects completed in Michigan's Leelanau County. Architecture firm William Kaven used heavy board-marked concrete to bolster Camp Minoh against the harsh climate of its sandy, waterfront site. Charred cedar, cement-board lap siding and glass walls are intended to hide this house on its site on the edge of a nature preserve, called Lawless Park. Chicago studio Searl Lamaster Howe chose materials with similar tones to decorate the interior of Lawless Retreat like pale and dark woods and slate tiles.