Beach Folly

I fell hard for this charming beach bungalow, designed by Amelia T. Handegan, and seen in last month’s Architectural Digest.  Located in Folly Beach, South Carolina…the nerdy geek, English Major in me, can’t resist the irony here.  One of the definitions for “folly” found in Webster’s Dictionary is “a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose,” hardly how I would describe this perfect beach retreat.  Quite the opposite, actually.

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  1. Love to see the Charleston love here 🙂

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  2. Yes-totally loved this too!! Beachy yet sophisticated. Love the eclectic bedroom vignette!

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  3. I adore the idea of a beach bungalow. Bit like a luxury beach hut ? With more room and electricity and stuff. Brilliant. Just have to find one now….

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  4. Kathy wrote:

    Love the portrait in pic #3! k

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  5. I could so easily move right in! loving that art 🙂

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  6. Gorgeous- love that 3rd shot- the artwork is awesome!!!

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  7. Gorgeous beach home and the view is amazing! Love the master bedroom with the miix.

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  8. That's amazing. I love Folly!

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  9. I used to go to Folly Beach almost everyday when I was in college in Charleston. It's definitely the most lowkey of the Charleston beach communities. Would love this bungalow!

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  10. Gorgeous…especially loving the third room with the black and white rug, touches of turquoise and that fabulous artwork.

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  11. Nuit wrote:

    it's insane, so much gorgeousness in one place! thanks dear.. x

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  12. Okay, you are making me want to move to North Carolina. Amazing beach house! Wow!

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  13. It would be sheer folly not to post about Amanda's gorgeous beach bungalow! Love, love, love…
    xxoo

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  14. Such a beautiful beach house. Your right, not folly at all!
    Angela and Renee

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  15. Gwendolyn wrote:

    A elegant and charming home. Such beauty in each room.
    Blessings~

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  16. CDS wrote:

    The kitchen and living room are pretty much amazing! I love all the light.

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  17. Utterly sublime, love how that front room showcases the waves.

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  18. Hello! Sorry for my extended absence. Am finally able to enjoy some virtual time after some hectic weeks of moving. So glad that is behind us now..!

    Loving this little hide away. So cozy and inviting.

    Hope you are well over there. How was your Summer?

    xx Charlotta

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  19. The Now wrote:

    What a stunning "hideaway"… If it were mine, I feel like I'd never want to leave! I really adore the consistent use of black in the bedrooms – very beach-chic!

    Published on 8.24.11 · Reply
  20. I just love white kitchens and this one has me thinking of having fun at the beach! Great little beach retreat!

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  21. Oh my goodness, I've fallen hard too! Those twin beds just make me so happy!!
    Nancy xo

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  22. Stylelinx wrote:

    That bedroom is amazing! And the view isn't too bad either!!!

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