Monday, July 4, 2011


This beautiful 1860's home on Surfside Beach, know as Sandhill, was owned and abandoned in the late 1800s  by Mary Mannering, a Londer born actress. The home was purchased in the latter half of the 1900's by the CEO of Northeast Airlines.  The home had become rental property for  20 years, so when it became available for sale 5 years ago,  a family that had rented the home each summer jumped at the chance to own it.

Due to historic preservation laws, the family was unable to change anything on the exterior of the home, but the inside was changed to fit the needs of the owners, who spend summers at the home.  Interior designer Rebecca Archer knew that the family wanted a fresh, young interior, so she went to work on the home using red, blue, white and orange.  The paneling was painted white, and polished stones and glass were used in the bathroom, giving the home a fresh and airy feel. The home was decorated with a mix of modern and traditional furnishings and accessories.

The lawn was designed Piet Oudolf, with the help landscape firm James Corner Field Operations.  The gardens are not formal, but have a whimsical air about them. There are paths to the beach through the beautiful garden. ENJOY!

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