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 19, 2007

What Is Wrong With These Pictures?

The full story should follow soon.

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Blogger davidLBC said...

That's just tinted primer, right? Surely they intend to paint over with the darker top coat.

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Patricia in Jaxon said...

It looks as though they used one of your other paint colors or the place that mixed it did it wrong?

I have to laugh about your visit to the "finished house". Several weeks ago I got to looking through old pictures of my "rancho carne especiale" in Texas that I left behind. What did I see? I saw walls with nice paint, doorways with doors and hardware, ceiling fans, plush, luxurious carpet and fairly decent furniture and no dust. I never would have thought it would affect me the way it did but there was definitely a pang of something, yearning perhaps? Damn I had it easy with that little ranch house!

2:53 PM  
Blogger John said...

David, thanks to your comment, that is what I've decided to call it. However, it was supposed to be our final coat of paint which should have matched the rest of the house.

Patricia, it's a little of both, sort of. Really, I'll give a full post on it when I catch up on things.

12:26 PM  

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