The Devil Queen

How my wife and I sold our souls to the Queen Anne Victorian we tried to save.

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Location: Crow Mountain, Arkansas, United States

Synopsis: This is a cautionary tale. A seriously disturbed couple find the charming, old ruin of a Queen Anne Victorian in Russellville, Arkansas, and buy it for $1.00. They tore the roof off, cut it in half, and had it moved to some land they owned sixteen miles away because they didn't know any better. Since then, they have hired and fired contractors, had all of their tools stolen, re-wired, re-plumbed, insulated, and essentially rebuilt the entire house. Their only problem is that after four years it still isn't finished. Now they are tired, broke, and wonder what in the hell it is they've done to themselves. And, it's haunted.
(Last updated on April 3, 2008)

Press: Russellville Courier Article - December 2003, HGTV website article, AP story - October 2006, and Victorian Homes Magazine - February 2008 (link coming soon).
Art: From time to time, I receive requests for my art. If you would like to look at more of my art, go to The Failed Artist. If you would like to buy my art, email me. I am more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Thanks!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Some New Links

I've added some new links this week. For those of you with a passion for reading about home building/restoration projects, I'd encourage you to check out They've got dozens of links to sites like The Devil Queen.

I've also added some sites that don't have anything to do with old homes or even homes in general. Sometimes you just need something that is completely different. Clublife (the blog of an anonymous NYC bouncer) and Waiter Rant (the blog of an anonymous NYC waiter) are both entertaining (if not hilarious) reading.

The Wetass Chronicles (a website documenting the world of extreme sports & other bizarre endeavors) actually served as a source of inspiration for The Devil Queen. After spending months reading about folks sailing solo around the world, mountain climbing, and what not I was feeling envious. I found myself thinking, "Damn I suck. I should be out doing something interesting with my life!" Then it occurred to me, maybe I was doing something of interest. And so, the beast was born.

Personally, I think that a major do-it-yourself home renovation qualifies as an extreme sport.


Blogger Jocelyn said...

I am saving links to Clublife and Waiter Rant, as I think I would enjoy them. I am well-acquainted with Houseblogs...

Thanks for the reading material!

5:03 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Well acquainted...
Isn't it more like addicted :)

11:16 PM  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

:) I guess I can't argue with that- but there are worse addictions out there...I think...

6:06 AM  

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