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, April 12, 2007

Full Frontal and More

The weather finally cleared off yesterday. Here are a couple more pictures of the Devil Queen's new colors.

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Blogger Poppy said...

The Old Gal sure looks lovely in her new "dress" ~

1:42 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Oh baby! That is really looking nice. It just changes the whole house.

5:51 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

lookin' good!

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Patricia W. said...

Very nice. I'm going to have to keep the spray painter in mind when I paint my house, talk about fast. I've always heard such negative things about spray painting equipment. Are you having someone do it or are you doing it yourself? What are you using?


3:05 AM  
Anonymous Brenda from Flatbush said...

Are you serious that you guys are gonna sell her? How can you now that she's a lady? DQ as Eliza Doolittle, all dressed up for the ball!

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Julia said...

What a difference a coat of paint makes. She is looking rather lovely and less demonic than usual.

2:00 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

OH MY GOD! I don't stop by The Devil Queen for a while, and look what happens - she gets all gorgeous! It looks awesome, John! Awesome!

8:06 AM  
Blogger John said...

Thanks everyone!

2:02 PM  
Anonymous mindy said...

Wow, looking good! That bay window area is gonna look very purdy. Are you going to have trouble selling when it comes time? I would - it's a beautiful place!

6:39 AM  

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