solid foundation Fires in both their home and restaurant couldn’t stop the Barbers from rebuilding.
Salvaged doors from a Methodist parsonage were installed as front doors
the Barbers saved tiles from their original kitchen and reused them in the new backsplash
; a College of Charleston art student crafted the metal from chairs melted in the Bowen’s Island restaurant fire into a chandelier that hangs in the front foyer
during the house fire, firefighters managed to save the couple’s dining room table with a flame-resistant tarp.
Exterior doors from a property in Newberry were fashioned as an entryway for an upstairs grandchildren’s room
wainscotting salvaged from Greenville was left unstained to maintain its distressed look.
The Barbers accented their bedroom with an heirloom armoire from Robert’s mother
an old mercantile display case was refashioned into a vanity
for the master bath, Robert took a vintage that had been rusting in his parents’ backyard in Newberry and cleaned and reglazed it.
local builder Carl Derick crafted the couple’s porch dining table, and the chairs were purchased from Steinmart.
A Lowcountry Bed Swings daybed frames the Barbers’ view of the marsh
egret statues came from a boutique on Edisto Island
Standing Tall Thanks to new flood laws, the Barbers’ new home stands six feet higher than the previous iteration.