Folly Beach Represented

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


  1. Avatar August 1, 2011 / 11:54 am

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

  2. Avatar August 1, 2011 / 12:02 pm

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

  3. Avatar August 1, 2011 / 1:02 pm

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

  4. Avatar August 1, 2011 / 2:19 pm

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

  5. Avatar August 1, 2011 / 2:35 pm

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

  6. Avatar August 1, 2011 / 4:46 pm

    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!!

  7. Avatar August 1, 2011 / 5:42 pm

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

  8. Avatar August 1, 2011 / 6:18 pm

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

  9. Avatar August 1, 2011 / 7:43 pm

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

  10. Avatar August 1, 2011 / 8:56 pm

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

  11. Avatar August 1, 2011 / 9:48 pm

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

  12. Avatar August 1, 2011 / 11:21 pm

    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 🙂

  13. Avatar August 1, 2011 / 11:51 pm

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

  14. Avatar August 1, 2011 / 11:54 pm

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

  15. Avatar August 2, 2011 / 12:49 am

    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

  16. Avatar August 2, 2011 / 1:37 pm

    I use to love 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!

  17. Avatar August 2, 2011 / 8:33 pm

    I love Folly! This house is beautiful!

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