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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Monday, September 19, 2005


The photos above are of the gable over the master bedroom. Our contractor made it out to the Queen Friday and enclosed the whole thing. The photos don't really show have great of a job he did on all the miter cuts. There are two separate pieces of crown molding running under the eves, and I wouldn't want to try to figure these angles out.

I'm curious how fast things will go. My wife and I think that they'll be finished with siding the house in 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. That will give us 1 to 2 weeks for them to work on the interior.


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