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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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Kitchen Plans

Here are two sketches of our "U" shaped kitchen design. Sorry, freehanded the drawings so the angles are off.

Since we don't have as many pre-fab cabinets as we'd like, we're having Kenny custom build the rest from salvaged wood. The idea is for the custom cabinets not to match the pre-fab ones. We want them to look old and rustic, like they'd always been there. We're hoping to make the kitchen look like it is a harmonious blend of the old and the new. I'm not sure how well we'll succeed, but we should find out soon.


Blogger C&C said...

Nice drawings! Are you going to stain or paint your cabinets? Good luck this weekend with the weather, we're in the same boat you are - longing for spring!

12:52 PM  
Blogger John said...

Thanks regarding the drawings.

Half of our cabinets are prefab and prestained (cherry colored) The custom built cabinets are going to be built from salvaged wood (for the most part) and will probably be painted.

6:04 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I like the plans! Reminds me I need to make an updated drawing of the bathroom plans. Darn that stupid bathroom.

1:39 PM  

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