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This article focuses on Jefferson's Storybrooke mansion. For his Enchanted Forest mansion, see
Jefferson's Mansion (Enchanted Forest).

Wow. This is your house? It looks more like a hotel.
Emma Swan to Jefferson src

Jefferson's Mansion is a Storybrooke location featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It appears in the seventeenth episode of the first season.


During First Curse

After the first curse is cast, Jefferson begins his new life in Storybrooke with memories from his prior life intact. Although his house is impressive, he lives alone and without his daughter, Paige, who doesn't remember him. When the curse savior, Emma, arrives to town, the curse weakens. One night, Jefferson kidnaps Mary Margaret to his house after she flees her jail cell to escape a murder conviction. While looking for Mary Margaret, Emma hits Jefferson with her car. Feigning a limp, he buys sympathy from her as she apologies by giving him a ride home. Upon seeing his house, she mistakenly believes he has a large family. Inside the building, Emma lies about looking for her lost dog, to which he shows her a map of the woods. Jefferson gives her tea spiked with sedatives, and after Emma passes out from drinking it, he ties her up. She escapes by crushing a tea cup under pillow and using a shard to cut herself free. Making her way upstairs, Emma silently passes Jefferson as he is brandishing scissors and enters another room, where she begins untying Mary Margaret when her captor arrives. He takes Emma to a room full of hats and persuades her to make one infused with magic. Believing he is crazy, Emma plays along with his story until his guard is down, to which she knocks him unconscious. Jefferson, donning the hat Emma made, later wrestles with her for a gun until Mary Margaret whacks him out the window with a croquet mallet. When the women look down below, they see only the hat. Outside, Emma offers Mary Margaret her car keys to escape town, or to return to her jail cell. Mary Margaret, touched by Emma's sentiment that she is family, agrees to go back to the cell. ("Hat Trick")


On-Screen Notes

  • The address number is 316.[1]
  • Jefferson has a room full of hats in his home, which he believes is the "door" back home.

Production Notes


Props Notes

Set Dressing

  • The tool set next to the fireplace is topped with a rabbit;[4] a reference to the White Rabbit from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
  • There is a vintage brass peacock fan fireplace screen[5] in Jefferson's home.[6]
  • Jefferson has birch tree trunks in his living room.[7][8] A room in his mansion has forest-themed wallpaper[9] and floral curtains.[10] There's a silver tree-like rack inside the hat room.[11] These are all references to the Enchanted Forest.
  • Eggs on legs sculptures are sitting on Jefferson's mantelpiece[7] and on a workroom shelf,[11] a reference to Humpty Dumpty, who appears in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass.
    • These are Green Egg on Legs-Walking sculpture[12] and a Green Egg on Legs-Standing sculpture[13] from Global Views. On a workroom shelf,[11] there is an Ostrich Egg Standing sculpture from the same company.[14]
  • The painting on fireplace mantel[7] is called Vitamins, and can be found at the Winsor Gallery in Vancouver. It is an oil on canvas painting by Chad Durnford.[15]
  • Jefferson has a vintage Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp[16] in his livingroom.[7]
  • Jefferson's living room features a phenakistoscope,[8] an early animation device that used a spinning disk of sequential images to create an illusion of motion.
  • The lamps in the hallway of the mansion are teacup-shaped.[17]
  • The framed prints in the hallway are John Tenniel's illustrations from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass including:
  • The wallpaper in Jefferson's hallway[19] and living room[8] is Floral Harlequin HX90008 from Anderson Prints.[24]
  • Two tea set lamps are inside the room where Jefferson holds Mary Margaret captive.[3][25] These lamps are known as an Anthropologie One-Lump-Or-Two Lamp Base[26] (no longer available).
  • Jefferson's workshop[11] has Arabian Trellis wallpaper from Anderson Prints.[30]
    • In the workshop,[11] there is a Dear Ingo Pendant lamp from Moooi Lightings.[31]
    • The speakers in the room[11] are Minipod Mk2 Red speakers from Scandyna.[32]
    • A tea set is sitting on a shelf in the workshop.[33]

Filming Locations



  1. 1.0 1.1 File:117House316.png
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:117FightClub.png
  4. File:117ThereWeGo.png
  6. File:117WarmUp.png
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 File:117Awake.png
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 File:117Piano.png
  9. File:117EmmaShocked.png
  10. File:117WatchingMe.png
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 File:117InThisHouse.png
  17. File:117Corridor.png
  19. 19.0 19.1 File:117TieHerBackUp.png
  21. File:117Doorway.png
  23. 23.0 23.1 File:117ClosesDoor.png
  25. 25.0 25.1 File:117HowDidYouGetOut.png
  26. Internet Archive's back-up copy of the original web page
  27. File:208ICanDoThis.png
  28. File:209TheBeginning.png
  33. File:117LooksAroundTheRoom.png
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2
  35. 35.0 35.1