Trinity Tuesday: David Lynch’s Former Fairmount Home

"Philadelphia is percolating in me."

2429 Aspen St, Philadelphia, PA, 19130

2429 Aspen St, Philadelphia, PA, 19130

A decade before Eraserhead made its debut in 1977, director David Lynch was living in Philadelphia. To be more precise, he was living in this Fairmount house.

Lynch recently had some words to say about his time here, including an admission that for all his city phobia, his creativity flourished in the dark landscape of mid-’60s Philadelphia. From the Courier Post:

“It wasn’t a normal city when I was here,” Lynch recalled. “The fear, insanity, corruption, filth, despair, violence in the air was so beautiful to me.”

“Philadelphia is percolating in me,” Lynch added.

Unlike his works, however, Lynch’s former Aspen Street trinity shows little to no signs of anything remotely macabre. The home has conventionally homey touches like crown molding, wood floors (made of original heart pine) and built-in kitchen cabinets. Alfresco dining space is available in the private brick patio and there’s a built-in irrigation system that helps maintain the garden beds. The third floor holds the master bedroom, so the second level can either be used as another bedroom or separate living space. Workspace is available in the partially finished basement.

Bonuses: Security system, remote-controlled ceiling fans, tin ceiling on the second level, and a newer kitchen with Corian counters and water purifier.

Also, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (of which Lynch is an alumnus) currently has a program honoring the director. More info on that here.

Baths: 1
Square feet: 810
Price: $299,900

Listing: 2429 Aspen St, Philadelphia, PA, 19130 [RE/MAX Executive Realty-Bryn Mawr]