A Damn Fine Kickstarter Seeks To Turn Laura Palmer's House Into A Museum And B&B
Good news for those of you who still have nightmares about BOB popping up at the foot of your bed—you may one day be able to spend the night in Laura Palmer's house. The Palmer residence at 708 33rd St. in Everett, Washington is up for sale. If you're a Twin Peaks fan, you'll probably recognize it from the pilot episode of the show as well as the accompanying film, Fire Walk With Me. (Many interior shots were filmed on a sound stage in L.A. built to look like the house.) The four-bedroom, 1.5 bath home is listed without any mention of it being the Palmer house, but fan site Welcome to Twin Peaks was able to match the photos of the listing to screenshots from the show. Eerily, Laura Palmer's wicker rocking chair is one of the few pieces of furniture that remains in the home today.
If you can't bear the thought of this iconic house being a place where some family cooks bacon, bickers about chores and watches seasons eleven of Bones, you're in luck. Seattle's Stephen Lange is now heading up a Kickstarter to buy the Palmer house and turn it into a museum and B&B.
The Kickstarter is asking for $600,000 as the home is being listed for $549,950. Plans include turning the basement into a Red Room movie theatre for Lynchian screenings, packing the house with art and memorabilia and hosting events. Long term goals include 'antiquing' the house to look the way it did 25 years ago.
"This is gonna be a huge undertaking," Lange says in the video, "so we're gonna need help from each and every one of you. But if we succeed, we're all gonna have a place where we can bask in the terrifying beauty that is Twin Peaks."
Rewards include "I Saved the Palmer House" posters and shirts, tours of the house with free coffee and pie and overnight stays. Lange says that if their goal is reached, the Palmer house could be open as soon as 2015.