A & B

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 hard work and new experiences but was surprised just how vastly his life changed when he moved in.  The daily adventures, rewards of historic preservation, satisfaction of employing locals, and introductions to phenomenal people from all walks of life have been priceless.


Several years later, he met Amanda, and she grew to love Everhope almost as much as she loves Barden.  She is moving from Ohio this November 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; 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 people 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 and strengthened its foothold for the future via an approximately 2,000 square foot addition, incorporating bathrooms, laundry rooms, and a state of the art kitchen.  In October 2018, we added finishing touches to 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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