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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Friday, June 22, 2007


Just in case you were wondering, we are the "experts" now. A few weeks back I was researching something house related online. I've forgotten what it was exactly. The first ten hits Google pulled up were all houseblogs, and they had what I needed to know.

It's pretty wild how far the whole houseblog thing has come in last couple of years.



Blogger StuccoHouse said...

It often makes me laugh what searches bring up my blog....and never for the things I'd be anywhere near an "expert" on.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Tarr said...

Dear Expert:

Where can I find an old solid wood door in LR area? Cheap.

Thank you.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Tarr said...


3:47 PM  
Blogger John said...

I wish you would have asked two months ago. I had 5 or 6 you could have chosen from. I might know of a few places, but what do you define as "cheap"?

1:39 PM  
Blogger Tarr said...


4:55 PM  
Blogger Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Dear Expert,
Very impressive. That's all I have to say:-)

1:21 PM  
Blogger John said...

Tarr, I haven't seen any that cheap, but I'll let you know if I find some. Most that I have seen have been in the $50-$100+ price range.

I'd recommend stopping in Morrilton, Russellville, and some other towns along I-40 on your way up to your Tiny Cabin. Junk shops, antique stores, and the occasion auction have supplied us with some good cheap finds over the years.

Maryam, thank you very much.

8:45 AM  

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