There’s a lot to love about old, historic homes, from the character and charm to stories the walls are sure to have heard over the years. Mickey and Denise Boyette knew they found the jackpot when they stumbled upon the vacant Darden Mansion back in 1999. After owning and restoring more than 50 properties, the Boyettes took on the task of completely restoring the Darden Mansion to its original glory over the course of three years. Now, the neoclassic mansion sits beautifully at 104 S. Broad St. in Suffolk as a local treasure. The historic home has even been featured on HGTV.
The interior is fully decorated with items original to the period, even featuring a piano that was gifted to the Darden family from Governor Tazewell in 1845. Natural mahogany, rosewood, and tiger oak wood are found throughout the home while natural light pours in from the Louis Comfort Tiffany glass rotunda. At 26 rooms, nine of which are bedrooms, the home radiates classic family living with a renaissance twist.
Although this is the place the Boyettes have called home since the early 2000s, they’ve decided it’s time to let a new owner come in and continue giving the home the love it needs. Join Homes.com as Mickey Boyette takes us on a tour of the awe-inspiring Darden-Boyette Mansion.