Raise your hand if you remember the weirdness that was the early ’90s TV drama Twin Peaks. Poor, doomed Laura Palmer lived with her family in a white Dutch Colonial on the show. Now it’s on the market in Everett, Washington, so let’s take a look…
Laura Palmer’s Dutch Colonial on “Twin Peaks”
According to Welcome to Twin Peaks:
The house was used for its interiors in the David Lynch-directed pilot and for both interior and exterior scenes in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. The living room, the dining room, the kitchen, Laura Palmer’s bedroom — all there and fairly recognizable.
The house used in the pilot looks similar but was a different one in Monroe, Washington:
How Laura’s Dutch Colonial looks today:
The listing says, “Charming 1930s home in the heart of Historic Rucker Hill that features hardwood floors, crown molding, and timeless character.”
The real house doesn’t look creepy or quirky at all, and appears to be entirely demon free (always a plus).
Here’s a shot of the living room from Season 2 of the show, when Leland Palmer was practicing his golf swing in it:
The kitchen may not have much of the 1930s charm as the rest of the house, but at least it’s big and bright:
It was a lot darker in 1990 on the show. Here’s a shot of Sarah Palmer (Grace Zabriskie) in the kitchen:
Gotta love those old avocado appliances. Looks like the cabinets are the same, but painted white:
The house has 4 beds, 2 baths, and 4,100 square feet.
Homeowner Marilyn Pettersen told the Everett Herald:
They wanted a place where a prosperous lawyer lived but yet a place they could make a little weird because the wife was such a neurotic woman. She wanted to know if there was a room suitable for a teenage girl. And I said, ‘Well, I’ve just had three teenagers graduate from this room up here.’ The next morning I had a whole production crew here.
They offered her $900 for the one-day TV shoot. She countered with “Make it $1,200 and you got a deal.”
They used some of her furniture and other belongings as props, including the antique wicker rocking chair above. You can see it sitting in the corner of Laura’s bedroom in the pilot:
The dining room is big with lots of windows. I’m loving the glass doors, too:
The website Welcome to Twin Peaks compares some of the interiors in the listing to how it looked on the show, which is fun. Here’s the dining room, for instance, now and then:
This would be such a fun house to decorate. So much potential, especially since they’ve done a lot of the hard work already, like removing the dated wallpaper we saw on the show and restoring the hardwood floors.
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