Move to South Carolina

It was thought that the warmer climate of the south would be helpful toward her recovery, so in 1930 Anna and Archer purchased former plantation property just south of Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina and named the property "Brookgreen Gardens" after one of the plantations. 

The Huntingtons built a home nearby which they called Atalaya (which means watchtower in Spanish).  Archer Huntington served as the architect; as a scholar of Spanish culture, he designed the house in the Moorish Revival style.  The building included a studio with a courtyard where Anna could work.