|“||Every inch of this house is filled with memories of the people that I loved that have died.||”|
The Gilbert House was a house in Mystic Falls. It was an important location until it was burned down by Elena in the middle of Season Four.
Grayson Gilbert and Miranda Gilbert were the original owners until their death. Miranda's sister Jenna Sommers moved in to take care of Elena and Jeremy, only to later die herself. Alaric Saltzman moved in to be the two's guardian since they had no other family. Unfortunately, he himself later died, leaving Elena and Jeremy alone without a guardian.
In Season Four Elena briefly moved out the house when Jeremy became a vampire hunter; she had been turned, making it unsafe to stay. Eventually Jeremy managed to control himself and she moved back in. When Jeremy died, Elena became so distraught she decided to burn down the house with his body in it as a cover, and did so after she turned off her humanity.
- The Gilbert house has been the place where a lot of incidents happen such as when Katherine is introduced in the present, and where Jeremy sees the ghosts after his resurrection.
- Season One: Katherine entered the house and attacked John Gilbert. Elena came and discovered what happened.
- Season Two: After Jeremy was revived by Bonnie's magic, Alaric stayed at the house. Overnight, Jeremy heard noises and went to investigate, discovering that Vicki and Anna, his dead girlfriends, were in the house.
- In real life, this house and Forbes House are next to each other.
- The Gilbert House in Pilot was a different house because Pilot was the only episode filmed in Vancouver.
- The real address is 1904 Floyd Street NE, Covington, Georgia, USA.
- In Stand By Me, Elena Gilbert burns the Gilbert House down in order to be used as a cover story for Jeremy's death. Previously, Niklaus threatened to burn down the house.
- In real life, few months earlier the house was put up for sale.
- Apparently, Elena was going to ask Bonnie Bennett to use her powers to burn down the house; she inquired where Bonnie was when she came downstairs, and, upon finding she had already left, stated, "I guess I'll have to do this the old-fashioned way."
- Elena mentioned burning it down with Jeremy's dead body inside to Elijah in American Gothic.