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 23, 2006

The Magic of Kenny, Part I

I finally made it to the Queen last night. I was pleased to see Kenny has been busy this week.

Here is the "beam" between the living room and dining room clad in beadboard.

The mint green door was originally mounted in the rear hall. We had Kenny take it out to install the 12 pane glass door. I turns out this door (minus an 1" shaved off the bottom) fits this doorway from the dining room to porch. One of the previous owners had removed the original door (leaving the trim and rough-in) and nailed up a piece of plywood in its place. I'm not sure how this would be qualified as an "improvement." People are freaks.

While I'm not a fan of the color, I would say that this door looks like it was ment to go here.

Kenny installed some of the upper cabinets this week. It occured to me that all the cabinets in this photo are nearly equal to the cabinet space we have in our Blue House now. Nice. When we move in we'll have more than enough space for the obscene amount of crap we've acquired. God, I love upgrading.


Blogger Kristin said...

Wow, such progress! I am coveting the Kenny even more now.

1:51 PM  

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