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).
Art: From time to time, I receive requests for my art. If you would like to look at more of my art, go to The Failed Artist. If you would like to buy my art, email me. I am more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Thanks!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

"Houseblogs Unite Fixer-Uppers Worldwide"

Here is a link to the article by Jocelyn Noveck in the Las Vegas Sun. Enjoy!

7 Comments:

Blogger StuccoHouse said...

Very nice article!

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Brenda from Flatbush said...

Woo-hoo! Glad to see your writerly gifts get a shout-out! The piece also does a pretty good job describing the house-blogging community. And thanks to the wire, it won't 'stay in Vegas'...

7:33 AM  
Blogger John said...

Thanks!

8:34 AM  
Blogger The Letter D said...

Outstanding! The attention is well deserved.

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That story lead me to some wonderful writing... namely, yours! It also resulted in my joining Houseblogs.net. Who knows, I may actually figure out how to set up a blog about my own humble abode, a 1926 airplane bungalow. At any rate, remember, "write and they will come." I know I will!

9:59 AM  
Blogger John said...

D,

Thanks! I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I've enjyed yours.

and,

Anonymous,

Thank you too! What is an "airplane bungalow?" That is a new one for me.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.kshs.org/resource/ks_preservation/kpjulaug06.pdf

just looking for articles concerning airplane bungalows & saw your blog along with this link. I own one - got it on the Nat'l/State Ok register & finally getting around to building a Web Site for it. Basically: according to the OK historian: when there's a second or half story the double gables give the second story a look of an airplanes cockpit. Some say it's because- originally, the second story was for sleeping, a porch of sorts - open to the 'air'. But why- Air PLANE? Methinks that's wrong. It later evolves. The link above explains in more detail
Brett
brettbkr369@yahoo.com

3:44 PM  

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