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!

Friday, June 01, 2007

More Interior Pictures, the Master Bedroom

It's funny, when this furniture was in our crappy little ranch house with 8 foot ceilings, this furniture looked monsterous. Now, it looks just right. High ceilings, you've got to love them.

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Blogger Dulcie said...

I've been following along for a while, and it is so great to see all these pictures! What a great, happy home, and I hope you guys feel proud.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous wretched homeowner said...

I love these pictures -- how gratifying for your loyal readers to see the final (or near final) product of your hard work and wonderful writing. Your blog is a joy to follow. I wish you the best with your appraisal. Although I can't imagine going through my work week without reading your latest tales from the Devil Queen, I am glad for you that this particular chapter of your story is ending. I hope, and expect, that it will end well.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Brenda from Flatbush said...

Damn, the old girl is looking fine! Cozy, quirky, fresh but still historic-feeling...okay, that sounds more like Sally Field than the Devil Queen, but you get the idea. You guys must be so proud. And tired.

11:55 PM  
Blogger Tarr said...

Back in the day (ca. 1990), an appraiser just said, "How much you need?" and didn't even bother much with looking at the house. This would be Madison Guaranty of Whitewater infamy, though.

2:08 PM  
Blogger John said...

Thanks every one!

Tired? Amen.

Tarr, I wish we had that guy. It would have been so much easier.

10:26 AM  

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