There’s something undeniably romantic about Lauren Kelp’s tiny New Buffalo vacation home. As Editor in Chief and Creative Consultant for The Inspired Home, it is, of course, lovely. A wonderful mash-up of old and new, tasteful and playful, humble and fancy. And it’s thoughtful – wood by the fire, a great collection of LPs, and a well-stocked kitchen. But that’s not it. What makes this curious, adorable, light-filled old home so fantastic is the garden that surrounds it. Lush, overgrown and a bit unruly, this place has a rare, private-planet quality that feels beyond time and intention. Stay here with someone you like a lot.

Local Tip: Although it feels secluded, Tiny Kelp House is actually just blocks from downtown, so you can shop, dine and explore the beach without ever getting in your car.


Tiny Kelp House
New Buffalo, MI 49117

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