The Baudelaire Mansion was the original home of the Baudelaire family. It was mysteriously burned to the ground at the onset of The Bad Beginning, leaving the Baudelaire children with no physical possessions, except for a strange spyglass in both the movie adapation and TV series adaptation.


The Baudelaire home was an expensive property most noted for its large private library that held "books on every subject". As mentioned in The Grim Grotto, in the library, there was once a group of books that Bertrand and Beatrice Baudelaire kept on the top shelf that included an atlas, romance books, and war books. When Klaus, at a young age, managed to get the atlas from the top, but was ruined when he and Violet left the window opened and rain came in. Their mother said the atlas was "irreplaceable."

Violet also may have her own inventing studio somewhere in the mansion.[source needed]

The property contained a secret passageway leading to the penthouse apartment of Jerome and Esmé Squalor667 Dark Avenue. The purpose of this passageway was to direct members of V.F.D. to a safe place before the schism. This passage is the reason why Jacques Snicket had urged Jerome Squalor to buy the penthouse at 667 Dark Avenue. The special "emerald lumber" used to build the mansion was supplied by the Lucky Smells Lumbermill.[1]


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The mansion burning.

  • The creators of the TV series once made a mini-version of the mansion and set it on fire.

WARNING: The following information is not considered canonical.

  • In the film, the Baudelaire Mansion is situated at 28 Prospero Place, Boston, Massachusetts.
    • There is a street in Herriman, Utah named "Prospero Lane", with a cul de sac branching from it named "Prospero Court"
    • The street name "Prospero" is likely a reference to the V.F.D. ship of the same name.


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