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 30, 2007


You need to go and vote for Maryam of My Marrakesh because not only is she a brazen hussy, she is a brazen hussy up for a 2007 Bloggie.

While I support hussies in principle (I have a special fondness for shameless hussies), I think you need to vote for this one in particular. First, when one houseblogger wins, we all win. World domination can not be achieved if we don't stick together and support our own in this cruel, heartless world.

Two, while I know that a lot of the Devil Queen's "hard core" (by that I mean, someone who has visited the blog more than once and on purpose) readers tend to be fans of older homes as opposed to new construction, it's not every day that someone builds their very own Moroccan palace. It's certainly a lot cooler than moving a house. Sure, it's exotic and decedent in the best way, but it also allows us to be cosmopolitan by proxy. That may not be as much of a concern for a lot of folks, but there isn't a whole lot of that in my neck of the woods; it's hard on an aspiring world traveler like myself.

And, to avoid any appearance of impropriety, I will have disclose that I did not vote for nor support Maryam simply because she sent my wife fabulous Moroccan footwear [Thanks Maryam! Ms. Scarlet and Gideon both enjoyed it. Gideon followed her around the house saying, "Pretty! Sparkly!"]

Vote people!


Blogger My Marrakech said...

Someone just told me about your post! Thank you so much, John. That's so very nice:-)

1:41 AM  
Blogger John said...

Your welcome, my pleasure.

11:11 AM  

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