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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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Some Weekend Photos

Above is a photo of our Big Dig.

We are making slow but steady progress on the kitchen floor. As of last Sunday, we were officially halfway finished with it.

We only made one small mistake. Most of the boards are not quite long enough to span the entire room. We've been putting the short-runs (12 to 22 inch runs) where they'll be under the cabinets. Things were going good; we got into our groove and were laying the floor like madmen, but we weren't paying enough attention. We accidentally put a short run right in front of the doorway to the back hall. It doesn't stand out in the photo since the unfinished floor has a patchwork pattern look. Once we sand and stain the floor it'll be more noticeable, or, at least I think it will. My wife inspected our work at the end of the day and didn't notice. Maybe I'm the only one it'll bother. I can't figure out if that it a good thing or not.


Blogger Joe Remodelo said...

laying floor is hard work. I feel your pain...

5:21 PM  

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