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Courteney Cox’s House from “Cougar Town”

Dec 11th, 2009 | By | Category: TV Locations

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While on the West Side of L.A. doing some stalking this past weekend, I dragged my fiancé out to see a few of the houses featured on one of my favorite new shows of the fall season, Cougar Town.   Now I know I’ve used the word “favorite” to describe more than one new show recently, but in all honesty there are just SO many fabulous series on TV right now that I almost need two TiVo’s to keep up with them all!  Between my new must-sees like Glee, Modern Family, Cougar Town, and Flash Forward, and my old staples of 90210, The Big Bang Theory, Chelsea Lately, and Gossip Girl, my television viewing schedule is completely FULL!!  Anyway, for those who have yet to watch, Cougar Town is an absolutely HILARIOUS show, thanks mostly to the characters of Grayson Ellis and Bobby Cobb, played by Josh Hopkins and Brian Van Holt, respectively.  If you’re not watching it yet, you really must tune in!  So, when I found the address of Jules Cobb’s (aka Courteney Cox’s) house on the series, thanks to fave website Seeing Stars, I immediately dragged my fiancé right out to stalk the place!

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On Cougar Town, Jules lives in a red-roofed house at the end of a cul-de-sac in the fictional Sarasota County, Florida suburb of Gulf Haven.  In reality, though, her house and cul-de-sac (pictured above) are not located anywhere near the Sunshine State, but right here in Los Angeles.  Well, in Culver City, to be exact, just around the corner from Sony Pictures Studios.  The neighborhood where Cougar Town is filmed actually reminds me a lot of a video game I used to play as a kid named “Paperboy”.   In the game, the player, acting as a paperboy, must deliver daily newspapers to a neighborhood full of homes that look exactly alike – there are maybe five different house styles that are repeated over and over again on each street.  And that’s pretty much what the Cougar Town  neighborhood looks like.  It is a labyrinth of countless cul-de-sacs containing very similar-looking red-roofed homes.  In fact, the streets are so similar looking in Jules’ neighborhood that my fiancé and I actually got lost while there.  LOL

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The Cougar Town cul-de-sac is featured weekly in each episode’s set-up shots and in the numerous scenes which are filmed on-location in the neighborhood.  In fact, filming takes place there so often that my fiancé was absolutely convinced that the entire cul-de-sac was a set that had been built inside of a studio soundstage somewhere in Hollywood. It wasn’t until we drove up to the actual houses and he saw them with his own two eyes that he believed they were real!  LOL  And I am very happy to report that Jules’ house looks exactly the same in person as it does on the show!  

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In fact, the only difference I noticed was her front door, which on the show is a single glass door, but in real life is a double wooden door.  My guess is that producers put a false front with a fake glass door over the porch area during filming.

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The house where Jules’ cutie neighbor, Grayson, lives also looks exactly the same in person as it does onscreen.  YAY!

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Eillie Torres (aka Christa Miller) and her husband Andy (Ian Gomez) live just down the street from Jules and Grayson, but unfortunately I didn’t snap a pic of their particular house because at the time I wasn’t sure exactly which one it was.  :(   Oh well, it looks as if I’ll just have to go back and re-stalk the place someday.  :)

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On Cougar Town, Jules’ backyard and pool area have also been featured numerous times. 

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But, as you can see in the above aerial image, the real life house does not have a pool.  So, I am guessing that the scenes in Jules’ backyard were either filmed at a nearby house that has a pool or on a studio soundstage where a backyard set was built for the filming.

On a side note – Last week, while on an intense hunt for the circle necklace Kristin Cavallari recently sported in the episode of The Hills entitled “Can’t Always Get What You Want”, I came across a fab website named Seen On that I wanted to share with all of my fellow stalkers.  The website, which details where to purchase clothing and jewelry worn on popular television shows and movies and by your favorite celebrities, is simply A-MA-ZING!  I literally can’t get enough of it!   And I figured that if my readers were interested in stalking locations that appear onscreen, they’d also likely be interested in stalking clothing that has appeared onscreen.  ;)   So, check it out!

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  :)

Stalk It: Courteney Cox’s house from Cougar Town  is located at 4033 Lamarr Avenue in Culver City.  Josh Hopkins’ house is located directly across the street at 4034 Lamarr Avenue.  Christa Miller and Ian Gomez’s house is just down the street at 4027 Lamarr Avenue.

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  1. Jim Johnson says:

    When Bobby was living on his boat the scenes were filmed at a small lot at the intersection of Krueger and Ince Blvd, just north-east of the studios. The buildings are all the same from screen shots and you can see all the boats sitting there in the Google map images

  2. paula deen says:

    The interior and pool were filmed in Studio city at a home on Farmdale Ave 4312. I know this because I live on the block and they filmed there for 8 days. The cul de sac is the home used for exterior shoots only. The house was recreated on a studio lot and the Farmdale home was sold back in Dec. 2009 and you may be able to look it up and see photos for yourself.

  3. CarolfromFlorida says:

    I was absolutely positive this show was not filmed in Florida. Although a great show, its setting is so obviously not Florida nor do the people of southern Florida dress in all those long pants,long sleeve tops and sweaters. Hate to be petty but that detracts from the show.

  4. LOUIS says:

    the backyard is that of 9836 Forbes Avenue, North Hills,
    California. This is also the house that Jules lived in in the pilot
    episode (: !

  5. Leslie says:

    Does the studio pay the property owners to film in front of their houses? Because they would have to pay me. There is no way I would let someone film in front of my house and disturb my beauty sleep!!!

  6. Brix says:

    A tid-bit you might find interesting… the land that is now the housing development containing the Cougar Town exteriors used to be the historic MGM backlot. Sony Studios used to be MGM, and when MGM was having financial trouble in the mid 1970′s, it sold its backlot land to a developer. Notice the names of the streets.

  7. LAVONNA says:

    Great post. We were in that area we went to Bonnie Hunt show but didn’t have time to stalk it..oh well next time:)


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