Up from the ashes: Davis and Robin Love plan to rebuild their home that burned to the ground

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Day after day, Robin Love would wake without an alarm at the same time every morning: 5 o’clock, the time when their three-story, 12,000-square foot plantation-style home of more than 20 years caught fire on March 27, 2020.

“When you see 4:55 or 5 o’clock on the clock, you can’t go back to sleep,” her husband, World Golf Hall of Fame member Davis Love III said.

Often after the catastrophe, Robin would rise from her bed, drive over to the site of their old home and sit by the seven-stall horse barn that survived the flames and watch the sun rise. When Davis would get up, he’d wonder where his wife had gone and would call her. With concern in his voice, he’d ask, “Why are you doing this to yourself?”

“I’m doing it because it makes me feel better,” Robin would say.

The Loves hosted the RSM Classic Pro-Am party in their backyard before it burned to the ground in 2020. (Courtesy Davis Love III)

In the aftermath of losing their home, and with it a lifetime of mementos and memories, in a two-alarm fire, the Loves experienced a range of emotions from disbelief to anger and finally acceptance. Nothing symbolized this transformation more than the horse barn.

“She wanted to tear it down,” Davis recalled. “She’d say, ‘I stood in that barn and watched my house burn down.’ She said, ‘I don’t think I can ever go back in there.’”

This is the story of how Robin Love came full circle, and now the couple is on the verge of breaking ground to rebuild their family home nestled among live oaks and palms on a secluded five-acre lot with prime marsh frontage.

Glynn County firefighters battle the blaze at the St. Simons Island, Ga., home of Davis Love III. [Kyle Jurgens, Glynn County Fire

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By: Adam Schupak
Title: Up from the ashes: Davis and Robin Love plan to rebuild their home that burned to the ground
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2022/11/20/davis-love-robin-love-rebuild-their-home-fire/
Published Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2022 12:00:04 +0000

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