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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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

"Preserving the Preservation Experience" - FYI

Just in case you haven't picked up the February 2008 issue of Victorian Homes Magazine, I thought I'd let you know that quite a few of my favorite houseblogs are featured in this issue. Yes, that would also include The Devil Queen. I'd link to the story, but they don't appear to have an online edition of it. Sorry.

There is no need to fret, it is a very nice article. It is nothing like the infamous Wall Street Journal article of last year; no orgies with a bottle of Jack and a chainsaw.

The superstar of the article is Mindy over at Fixer-Upper. Kristin at 1902 Victorian gets a good bit of copy too. Other favorites mentioned are: The Petch House, This Old Crack House, Casa Decrepit, This Decrepit Victorian, and Victorian Restoration.

If you haven't seen the article yet, swing by your local big-box bookstore and find a copy. I don't care what anyone says, there is something really gratifying about appearing in old-fashioned print.

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Blogger Sandy said...

I am going to have to check that out! Those (and yours) are some of my favorites!

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Aaron said...

I just caught wind of this today, so I'll have to stop on my way home tonight and find a copy. Thanks for the heads up!

3:06 PM  
Blogger John said...

Hey, no problem.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I'd totally forgotten I did that interview! I'm glad everyone is posting about the article, or else I might never have known!

8:48 AM  

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