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, February 20, 2008

A Family Affair

My little sister has finally joined the home improvement cult that is our family. After nearly a decade in Boston, my sister and her new husband moved back home and bought a house of their own.
Okay, that isn't really the house but the bonus "fun house" shed in the backyard.

Since I'm always sick and a total slacker, these photos are about a month old now. As you can see, they have already been hard at work. Aside from knocking out walls and all, they have scraped all the wallpaper out of the three bedrooms. They should be ready to begin painting soon.

The house is a nice starter house. Without them having done anything to the house, it is in nicer condition than any house we've ever bought. It has three bedrooms, one bathroom, a living-dining room and a kitchen. It was built in the 1950's and not too much has been done to is since aside from some painting.

The lone bathroom.

The original fuse box. They have had a new box installed since then. You know, something with more than 60 Amps.

Rot from a leaky washing machine.

The missing, rotten wall as seen facing the kitchen.

And the actual house in the dark.



Blogger Sandy said...

What a cute little house. Her bathroom looks to be about the size of mine.

12:48 PM  

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