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Jay and Gloria’s House from “Modern Family”

Dec 9th, 2009 | By | Category: TV Locations


Once fellow stalker Robert, from the website Movie Locations and More, tracked down Phil and Claire’s house and Mitchell and Cameron’s duplex from the new hit series Modern Family, I set my sights on locating the modern-style abode where Jay (aka Ed O’Neill), Gloria (aka Sophia Vergara), and their son Manny (aka Rico Rodriguez) reside on the show.   For this task, I enlisted the help of fellow stalker Owen, who I am happy to report found the home’s location almost immediately, even though he had yet to ever watch even one episode of Modern Family!  LOL  All I gave him was the home’s street number and the general vicinity where I thought it might be located and, voila, just a few minutes later he texted me back with an address!  So, I, of course, immediately grabbed my camera and headed out to go stalk the place.



Jay and Gloria’s ultra-unique home is MUCH bigger in person than it appears to be on Modern Family.  For some reason, the establishing shots shown on the series only feature one angle of the residence.  In reality, though, the home has a whole other half which has never appeared on TV.  The house is so massive, in fact, that I couldn’t get all of if to fit in my camera lens, but you can sort of get an idea of its true size in the above photograph.  According to Zillow, the residence boasts five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a whopping 6,359 square feet!  


The ultra-modern style home, which in real life is known as the Sinnot Residence, was built in 1992 by the architecture firm Abramson Teiger and, unfortunately, is not very visible from the street thanks to a large concrete wall which surrounds the property.  But have no fear because I managed to find a few interior photographs of the home online, which you can take a look at here.  🙂  Even with the exterior wall, though, the house is still very recognizable from Modern Family.   🙂


Jay and Gloria’s house shows up each week in Modern Family’s opening credits . . .




. . . as well as in establishing shots which appear throughout the course of each episode.







Quite a bit of on-location filming has taken place at the residence as well.  In the episode entitled “The Bicycle Thief”, Manny waits for his father to pick him up out in front of the house.




In the episode entitled “Coal Digger”, the entire family jumps into the house’s real-life pool fully-clothed.




And in the episode entitled “The Incident”, Mitchell has a heart-to-heart chat with his father by the very same pool.


On a side note – If you did not catch Chelsea Lately’s interview of Sophia Vergara which took place this past October, let me tell you, it is a MUST-SEE!   In fact, I might just go out on a limb here and say that it is my favorite CL interview EVER – and being that I watch her show nightly, that’s saying A LOT.  Sophia Vergara is absolutely HILARIOUS and to see her match wits with Chelsea Handler makes for some awesome TV!    

Big THANK YOU to Owen for finding this location!  🙂

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  🙂

Stalk It: Jay and Gloria’s house from Modern Family is located at 121 South Cliffwood Avenue in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles.



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  1. Daniel Watkins says:

    Do the actors go to the house occasionally to film more shots for the episodes? Or was all the filming done all in 1 month years ago for instance? I wonder how much money the owners get for letting them borrow the house! Awesome house.
    The front door of the house filmed in the TV series is obviously fake because the door is very thin, and there is no latch that pokes out like in the middle.

  2. Lucy says:

    My Mom Works To Clean This House iGo With Her Its Beautiful The Owners Have 2 Dogs 🙂

  3. Michelle says:

    I just learned that that house is 5 minutes away from my boyfriend’s and my future Brentwood apartment when we move to LA!

  4. LuckaS says:

    I wonder… how many couples are in Modern Family? 😀

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