Not every homeowner wants people ringing on their doorbell and asking if they can come inside and take pictures, but not every homeowner lives in Laura Palmer’s house. Mary Reber is a resident of Everett, Washington and has lived in the home David Lynch used for the Palmer’s house for the last three years. Ever since the “Twin Peaks: The Return” finale earlier this year, more and more Lynch fans just can’t stop knocking on Reber’s door.
The Palmer household was always one of the most important locations featured on “Twin Peaks,” but the finale of “The Return” really cemented its legacy. The majority of the final hour found Dale Cooper, now called Richard, and Laura Palmer, now called Carrie Page, venturing back to Twin Peaks to visit the Palmer home. When they knocked on the door, a woman named Alice Tremond answered and had no recollection of the Palmer family. Tremond was actually played by Reber herself.
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“There’s been a lot of people coming through,” Reber told Vulture about the uptick in visitors since the end of “The Return.” “Some people call and make an appointment to come in and see the house, and we’re happy to do so. We’ve met some great people from abroad. Obviously we don’t let everybody come through, but there’s been a lot of visitors since the finale in particular.”
Reber and her family purchased the home three years ago, and she was well aware of its history with “Twin Peaks.” But the show is not the reason why she decided to buy the home, in fact Reber has never watched “Twin Peaks.” Regardless, she’s well aware of what the home means to fans and is happy to welcome them for a visit. She even kept the TV that was used by Sarah Palmer in the actual show.
“We’re hoping everybody keeps it low-key and just wants to come by and see the house,” she said. “We’re happy to do so, because the lady who lived here beforehand didn’t let people see the house. So we’re getting people who watched the show when it originally aired and had been waiting to see the house. That’s really fun for us.”
Not only is the home Reber is living in a crucial part of “Twin Peaks” history, but so is Reber herself now after her appearance in the final scene. Looks like every “Twin Peaks” fan needs to book a trip to Everett, Washington.