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Barden purchased Everhope in 2012 to enjoy the countryside, learn new hobbies and skills, and own a piece of Southern history near his Alma Mater.  He was prepared for new experiences but was surprised just how vastly his life changed when he moved in.  The daily adventures of living in the country, the rewards of historic preservation, the satisfaction of employing locals in a small town, and introductions to phenomenal people in-town and around the world, have been priceless.


A few years later, he met Amanda, and she grew to love Everhope almost as much as she loves Barden.  She moved from Ohio in November 2019 to marry Barden and make Everhope more than just a storied house and once again a home.

We are committed to growing with the community and have hosted pro bono events for The University of Alabama Business School, Language Department, and Nursing School; the Japan America Society; the City of Eutaw; the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation; the Greene County Industrial Development Board; and Wounded Warriors.  In 2018, Barden was placed on the Board of the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation

Thank you to everyone who has supported Everhope and recognizes our contributions to the community. 

As this exceptional property continues to attract visitors from around the world, we will be honored to share it with it with you.  We value hand-crafted over cookie cutter, indigenous horticulture, sustainability, and architectural diversity.  We have preserved the antebellum mansion its foothold was strengthened for the future via an approximately 2,000 square foot addition, incorporating bathrooms, laundry rooms, and a state of the art kitchen.  It has been a great pleasure restoring each remaining outbuilding.  In October 2018, finishing touches were placed on the Pecan Shelling House, increasing the number of guests we can accommodate to 16!  This building is also an incredible entertainment space with satellite TV and double doors opening to a custom brick fire pit, more than capable of cooking a several-hundred-pound hog.  


After spending over 1,000 nights in hotels around the world, Barden is certain your Everhope experience will be memorable.  Don't take our word for it, though; check out what our guests have to say!

We invite you to be exceptional, like Everhope, and come visit!

All the best,

Amanda and Barden

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