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Folly Beach Represented

Aug 1, 2011

I was super excited when I saw this spread in a recent Architectural Digest of a beautiful home on Folly Beach. We live about 10 minutes from Folly Beach and it is one of my favorite spots in Charleston. If you are not familiar with Folly, I would consider it a laid back beach with a bit of a hippie vibe. The restaurants are great- Ritas and Taco Boy are two of my favorites, and the beach is gorgeous. If we are not out on the boat you will find us here most weekends.

Designer, Amelia Handegan bought and renovated this 1940s oceanfront retreat without sacrificing its relaxed charm. Two Charleston firms, Stumphouse Architecture + Design and Glenn Keyes Architects, helped Amelia expand the 1940s bungalow. The results are amazing. It is truly the perfect beach house. I love how open and airy the house is, it is so inviting. The outdoor spa and black white painted floors in the entry are two of my favorite aspects. I was so proud to see my local beach on the pages of Architectural Digest.

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All photos via Architectural Digest



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  1. caycee says:

    Hello Beautiful home!!! You know we love us some Folly Beach šŸ˜‰ Cant wait to see you this week!!!

  2. Wow absolutely gorgeous. I love the black and white elements, so unexpected in a beach house.

  3. Val says:

    The house is so dreamy and the beach sounds like a great place to relax and have some fun!

  4. omg – that house is perfection!!! i want.

  5. Oh my goodness! these photos are so gorgeous. My parents went to Folly beach last summer and loved it.

    xoxo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

  6. Beautiful home!!! I wish I lived 10 mins from water.

  7. Carly says:

    Gorgeous photos! I love Folly. I also love all the magazine love Charleston has been getting lately!

  8. Such a beautiful home and the view doesn't hurt either!!

  9. Laura says:

    so pretty!!! i may need to come visit…and we can all go stay there. how fun to have an airy beach house like that…love it!!

  10. megan says:

    Who knew that was at Folly?!? Not me!

  11. So incredibly gorgeous. Love that we have such incredible spaces right in our backyard! Great feature.

  12. Michaela says:

    Wow, what a stunning and relaxing space. I love this home! Val is right…super dreamy!

  13. Tiffany says:

    Oh my gosh…those homes are to-die.for! And if I vacay at Folly BEach I'm coming to you for recommendations!!

  14. Kristin says:

    I'm absolutely loving that kitchen! What a darling striped rug!

  15. Bud and Leo says:

    WOW, your home beach is well represented!!! I love the white couches- I want a white couch so badly but it would get so dirty so I can live vicariously through this home šŸ™‚

  16. Wow! That is gorgeous–I love the airy feel of it! And I totally agree–the black and white floors are to die for!

  17. Ashley says:

    So pretty! i love folly! i'm going there on the 19th and I can't WAIT!

  18. I can't even look at the pics…I'm too busy shoving my face with your banana blueberry bread. I made 4 mini loaves, and we just ate an entire one straight from the oven. yum

  19. I use to love Folly..to the right..the left side is NASTY and FILTHY! the restaurants are good and yes you can be hippie without being nasty..that beach has declined in my book! Love your blog!.. I tend to stick to IOP now or SE Litchfield and Pawley's.. I grew up in Murrell's Inlet and use to go to Garden City and that use to remind me of Folly same vibe!

  20. Ashley says:

    I love Folly! This house is beautiful!