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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Monday, June 30, 2008

Her Best Asset is Getting a Good Nip & Tuck

Hopefully, these pictures speak for themselves. The bay window's paint job is in the process of being upgraded to the non-zombie 3.0 version. Even though most of the "Clear Corona" or orange still needs to be finished, but it's looking a lot better in my opinion.

And, please excuse the fact that our brick walk is in desperate need of a mowing.

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Blogger Nate said...

I like it! The contrast is great. Just have to show off that detail.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Jayne said...

Beautiful! I really like the colors. I was hoping to find architectural detail like that under the shingles on my house, but alas I have a folkie.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

So lovely. Didn't notice the walkway... was too busy drooling over the house!

5:58 PM  
Blogger John said...

Thanks everyone!

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Allison said...

Great progress. Don't know if you've seen this site, but there's a great article on the history of Queen Anne's -- which you probably already know -- and some cool pictures that might give you inspiration!

8:47 AM  
Blogger John said...


No, I hadn't seen that. Good article, it had some information that I hadn't heard before, so thank you. I think the Devil Queen fits somewhere between a "real" Queen Anne and a Queen Anne Farmhouse. She's not fancy enough for the first but too fancy for the later.

5:52 AM  

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