The Hill Residence, is a location in Arlen, Heimlich county, Texas. It includes the house and property of the Hill family.
The Hill House is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, "rambler" styled ranch-style house. Areas of the house include: the entry/foyer, directly left of the entry/foyer is the dinning room, in front of the entry/foyer is the living room, to the left of the dinning and living rooms is the kitchen (both the kitchen and living room have sliding glass doors, which open to the backyard), to the right and between the entry/foyer and living room is the hallway. The hallway leads to several rooms which include: bedroom no.1, bedroom no.2 (which at times has been redesigned into a den), bathroom no.1, the water softener closet (which also has been converted into a den of sorts, it also serves as a storage closet), the garage (which we will cover later in the article), and finally, the master bedroom; on the opposite side of the same wall as the master bedroom's door, is the master bathroom.
The house was built sometime between the 1920s and the 1950s by T. Anderson Kearney (descendant of the Texas Revolution hero, hero of the Battle of Gonzales). At some point the Wakefield family moved into the house, at a point when Ms. Wakefield (a senior citizen) would have been a child; by the mid-1980s one of the Wakefield daughters will have died in the house, and the rest of the family will have moved out. In the mid-to-late-1980s the Hills bought the residence.
Minor Technical difficulties
Albeit a fine house, it has had some problems over the years including but not limited to: faulty construction (ex. a water pipe went through a stud, in bedroom no.1's wall, and had no nail guard to protect it), mold infestation, and at least two seperate counts of racoon infestations.
The Hill Property consists of three parts:
- The Lawn
- Garage and Driveway
- The House (which was covered in the last section)
First, the lawn; it's the area of grass surrounding the house, garage, and driveway up to the street and the brown, pickett fence. The grass of the lawn has been, but not limited to, at least two varieties: Raleigh St. Augustines and Kukyu. The former was destroyed by fire ants, but was later replanted (in a small patch in the front yard), the latter was planted in the backyard (at least) as an effort by Hank Hill, Dale Gribble, Bill Dauterive, and (Jeff) Boomhauer, to make their own golf course/club after being scorned by neighbor Kahn Souphanousinphone about his "acceptance" into the Nine-Rivers Country Club.
Second, the garage and driveway; the garage is connected to the rear of the house, facing the alley, and is adjacent to the living room. Along with its main door openings, for vehicles and such, it also includes a rear entrance, which opens into the main hallway. Features of the garage include: a workbench, tools, storage units, a concrete floor, a refridgerator, and a Mason 1500 lawn mower. The driveway emminates from the main garage doors down, directly to the alley. Features include: a concrete surface, bikes (occasionally), Vehicles (including, but not limited to, nor always: a Ford Ranger, a 1999 Ford F-250, a 1982 Buick Regal, a ca. 1970's Cadillac, and a 1992 Dodge Caravan).
- During the first season of the show, the color of the kitchen appliances in the Hill residence are a dark red/burgundy. From the second season and onward, the color of the kitchen appliances transition to a green color, possibly indicating new appliances.
- Although never shown throughout the series, it is revealed in The Man Who Shot Cane Skretteburg that the Hill residence has an attic. Peggy states that Hank drove raccoon after raccoon out of the attic, armed only with a broom-handle and a pillowcase.