Count Olaf's house
Location Information

The City


Count Olaf
The Baudelaire Orphans (briefly)

Owned By

Count Olaf


V.F.D. (possibly)





Count Olaf's house is Olaf's and is situated in the city and first appears in The Bad Beginning. It is located across from Justice Strauss' house.

It is the first house that the Baudelaires live in after the Baudelaire fire and serves as the main setting for the first book. The children leave after it is revealed that Count Olaf is after their fortune.

Later, in The Vile Village, Duncan and Isadora Quagmire tell the Baudelaires they were kept here for a while after they were kidnapped.

Years after the unfortunate events of the Baudelaires, Lemony Snicket states that access to Count Olaf's house is impossible, though the exact circumstance as to why is unknown.


The house is described as a dilapidated mess. The bricks are stained with soot and grime, the front door needs repainting (and contains a carving of an eye), and the entire building sags to one side. Rising above the house is a tall and dirty tower. There are paintings and photos of eyes everywhere in the house, making the Baudelaires feel they are always being watched. The Baudelares' room is described as being filthy, only having one small bed, a pile of rocks, and a cardboard box for clothes.

In The Bad Beginning: Rare Edition, Lemony notes that his sister Kit has proposed that some of the eyes in Olaf's house contain secret peepholes, cameras, or microscopic lenses. It is possible Olaf and his associates were watching the Baudelaires during their stay.

In the TV series, the house is situated on Kenny Street.





TV series

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