This post is a contribution from our friends at 510Families.com, the Bay Area’s version of MomsLA. Co-founder Whitney Moss is an L.A. native who offered to share her adventure with us.
My family went through a Modern Family binge phase. Although my husband and I had watched the series in real-time as it aired over the years, our kids were not old enough at the time.
We rewatched as a family at a record pace accelerated by the pandemic, laughing at the silly characters and getting to know the homes of the three family units: Jay and Gloria’s ultramodern house, Mitch and Cam’s 1920s duplex, and Claire and Phil’s two-story family home. Over two years, we covered 11 years in the lives of the Pritchett family.
On a pre-Covid visit to Los Angeles, we decided we would hunt down the houses that serve as establishing shots in each episode as they had become so familiar to us. You can do the same!
Here’s Where the “Modern Family” Houses are:
Mitch and Cam’s house
Located in a quiet neighborhood near the Fox lot, it’s easy to park and stand in front of this duplex. The address is 2211 Fox Hills Drive.
Make it an outing: Adjacent to Century City, order Sprinkles cupcakes from your photo opp spot and swing by to pick them up when you head home. Cam would want you to.
Phil and Claire’s house
Also near Rancho Park, this house is in a residential neighborhood and they’re probably used to people pulling up to pose in front of it. The address is 10336 Dunleer Drive. For an extra challenge, keep the house number secret as you drive on Dunleer and see if your family can recognize the right home.
Make it an outing: The playground at Rancho Park is great for all ages and is also used liberally in Modern Family episodes, but that might be harder for kids to recognize.
Jay and Gloria’s house
This one is a bit harder to recognize because most of the house is set behind a gate. The address is 121 S. Cliffwood Drive in Brentwood.
Make it an outing: Temescal Canyon Gateway Park is one of our favorite hiking spots for families.
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Thanks to Whitney from 510Families.com for sharing her tips!
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