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).
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Friday, August 19, 2005

American Gothic

The Devil Queen as effected us in ways we never could have anticipated, for instance the way we watch TV and movies. My wife and I are no longer riveted by the plot, characters, and dialogue alone. We are now compulsively scanning the background for architectural features.

Suspenseful thrillers are punctuated with "Oh, look at that tub!" or "Look at that porch! The gingerbread is gorgeous!" or "how would that color look in our house?"

There is no shortage of architectural gems showcased on film, but here are some of our most recent architectural favorites:

American Gothic (the short lived TV series) - Wilmington, South Carolina.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (the book is tons better) - Savannah, Georgia, is an awesome architectural city. Something like 80 movies have been filmed in and around the city.

What Lies Beneath - my wife particularly liked the clawfoot tub.

Of course, since I'm trying to think of some good architecture movies, I start drawing blanks.

So, what are your favorites?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Weekend At Bernie's"

3:43 PM  
Blogger derek said...

The Notebook had a nice house, horrible movie though. Big Fish they restore that town...

4:41 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Did anyone else notice the"Daddy Daycare" house had Bradbury and Bradbury wall paper :)

6:33 AM  

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