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, March 14, 2006

Kenny at Work

Here is some of Kenny's most recent work on the Queen. First, we have the repair job he did on our dining room floor.

Nine months after we started this project, we finally have an arched doorway between the kitchen and dining room. The door was bought from an antique store. Unfortunately, it only had trim on one side.

Here is the new trim for the kitchen side of the arch laying on the counter top.

This is a close-up of the kitchen side of the arch. I know this doesn't look like much, but I'm really proud of how this turned out. I roughed-in the door openning, and it is a nice tight fit. It's proof that I can actually use a tape measure (the whole master bathroom window fiasco called my skills into question).


Blogger Kristin said...

Cool! I love arches. Other than Victorians, I really like WWII cottages because they always have cute little arches and roof "swoops."

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