Original features restored in home

When Rebekah Henry purchased her house, which was built in 1911, she looked beyond its poor condition and recognized the potential charm.

The two-story house on Johns Road was divided into two rental apartments when Henry bought it in 2007.

She removed walls, eliminated the second upstairs kitchen and redid wiring to reveal the original beauty.

She restored original pine wood floors, coffered ceilings and mantels. Unique built-in closets, shelves, drawers and cabinets add extra interest to the home.

Henry used yellow, cream and blue paints to enhance the abundance of natural light and create a bright living space. In the kitchen, she removed layers of linoleum floor tiling, designed new cabinets and changed the layout of appliances to maximize the space.


Who: Rebekah Henry, the executive director of Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

Where: Summerville neighborhood

The home: Four bedrooms, two baths, 2,000 square feet