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, January 24, 2006

Joseph's Coat

"Do you know that your roof is different colors?"

We get this question a lot, mostly from contractors. In fact, we do. While it wasn't our first choice for a roof, it was our best option at the time.

It occurred to me, however, that no Houseblogger had ever asked me about this. I think I may have mentioned it a time or two way back in the being, so maybe you already know. I am curious though. How many of you 1) already know why our roof is shingled in about 6 colors, 2) never thought about it and don't care, or 3) you think it looks like ass and were just being polite. With the exception of contractors who just have to know, most people fall into category three.

If you do want to know why, let me know and I'll post the full story.


Anonymous BostonJaye said...

It's funny, I really noticed the roof yesterday when I was catching up with your latest updates, and was wondering "now why the hell is their roof six colors? did I miss something?"

So yeah, enquiring minds want to know! (or at least, I do)

9:30 AM  
Blogger derek said...

I was going to ask, I didn't want to be insulting though. I thought it must be some kind of repair job.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

The only pic I've seen is that itty bitty one at the top, so I didn't notice.

10:27 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

Would LOVE to know...

12:56 PM  
Blogger Denny said...

I just thought it was repair work and you would be re-roofing sometime in the future. So yeah - I'd love to know.

5:19 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

I noticed, but ironically (or maybe sadly) it didn't really strike me as all that odd (this from the person whose exterior trim is painted at least 3 shades of white). Remnant shingles? Do tell...

5:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK I had to go back and look. I thought it was just My What big trees you have...or maybe you live near the airport and the planes are flyin in for a landing Duh how dumb am I

11:17 AM  

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