David Lynch’s House Where He Filmed “The Alphabet” For Sale

If the half million dollar Laura Palmer house was slightly out of your financial reach, maybe one of David Lynch’s former houses could be a place you’d get a kick out of calling home?

David Lynch and Jack Fisk in front of 2429 Aspen Street
David Lynch and Jack Fisk in front of 2429 Aspen Street. Mashup of photos by C.K. Williams and Google.

You’d have to relocate to Philadelphia, PA though, just like David Lynch in 1966. He and his buddy Jack Fisk first lived right across the city morgue on 13th and Wood, but they moved to Aspen Street in ’67. Along with artist (and neighbor) James Havard, the trio became known to their friends as “the Aspen Street Gang.” The same year, David Lynch married fellow art student Peggy Reavey, with whom he’d have his first child, Jennifer Chambers Lynch (April 7, 1968). Two months later, the family moved to Poplar Street.

The fear, insanity, corruption, filth, despair, violence in the air, was so beautiful to me.
—David Lynch about Philadelphia.

But it was while living in the 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom property on 2429 Aspen Street that David Lynch slowly started to get into film and bought his first camera at Fotorama. His 4-minute short, The Alphabet, was filmed inside the 810 square feet Fairmount home which is now for sale for $299,900.

UPDATE: The house is off the market.

David Lynch: The Alphabet (1968)

A high-definition restoration of The Alphabet was included on Criterion’s Eraserhead release.

Unlike the Palmer residence where the owner and real estate agency decided to remain mum about its Twin Peaks connection, this Estately listing includes a blurb about its former owner towards the end.

Historic charm meets modern living. High ceilings, original Heart Pine floors, crown molding, newer storm.screen front door and replacement windows throughout. Newer Mitsubishi mini-split ductless A/C and heat pump system with individually controlled units on each fl. (Main house heat is gas hot water radiators). Wired for multimedia speaker system. Security system, custom radiator covers, remote controlled lied ceiling fans on each fl. First floor boasts newer gourmet kitchen complete with Corian counters, raised eating bar, double sink, disposal, and water purifier. Plenty of build in cabinets, including pull out spice and canned goods storage. Stainless steel appliances including newer built-in microwave, and a cooks stove complete with pot-filler faucet and subway tile back splash. Eat in the kitchen or dine alfresco in your fenced private garden with brick patio complete with Southern Magnolia, and shaded southern exposure. Built-in irrigation system for easy maintenance of trees, garden beds, window boxes and container gardens.

Second floor has a bright living room/second bedroom(it is a trinity after all) and a ceramic tile bathroom with tub/shower surround, newer pedestal sink and toilet, and tin ceiling with crown molding.

Third floor is spacious master bedroom with loads of built in closet space with pocket doors, windows on two sides give it loads of light and air. Plenty of room for dressers and seating area. Semi-finished basement with high ceilings, washer, dryer and utility sink along with storage and workspace This welcoming neighborhood is convenient to public transportation and downtown shopping. Walk to Ben Franklin Parkway, the museums, great local cafes and restaurants, Fairmount Park and more. Enjoy urban life or relax with a cup of tea in your private bricked patio garden. Once the home of director David Lynch of Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks fame, now you could call it home.

And somewhere, somebody is probably already creating a Kickstarter campaign to turn its basement into the Henry Spencer‘s apartment from Eraserhead.David Lynch's former Philadelphia house for sale David Lynch's former Philadelphia house for sale David Lynch's former Philadelphia house for saleDavid Lynch's former Philadelphia house for saleDavid Lynch's former Philadelphia house for saleDavid Lynch's former Philadelphia house for sale   David Lynch's former Philadelphia house for sale David Lynch's former Philadelphia house for sale  David Lynch's former Philadelphia house for sale

Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.

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