Today's Home: Berckman Hills

When looking for a place to raise her children, Susie Genova didn’t go too far from the neighborhood she grew up in.


“I grew up in Brynwood,” said Genova, who has fond memories of summers at the neighborhood pool.

She and her former husband did look at homes in that west Augusta neighborhood, but they decided on a nearby neighborhood. Genova has lived in Berckman Hills for about 10 years.

“It’s a very quiet neighborhood,” she said.

A lot of the inspiration for Genova’s decorating style comes from her friends. She took a chance with her kitchen after seeing how well a bold look worked in a friend’s kitchen.

“I saw a black kitchen,” she said. "My mother said I couldn’t paint it black.”

With the white cabinets in the kitchen, the black worked well, she said.

Other parts of the home have a warm, outdoorsy feel.

The family room is painted a warm brown and has a sleek, uncluttered look. Her bedroom has wood floors, which she installed herself.


The Neighborhood: Berckman Hills

Schools: A. Brian Merry Elementary School, Tutt Middle School, Westside High School

Shopping: Within minutes of Washington Road and its restaurants and stores.


The Family: Susie Genova and her son, Sebastian

The House: 2,560 square feet with three bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms