Jamie Lee Curtis & Christopher Guest’s 1929 Spanish Revival Mansion Reflects Their Incredible Artistry

Jan 31, 2023 by apost team

Ever since actress Jamie Lee Curtis made her film debut in the 1978 horror movie "Halloween," she's been a well-known leading lady in Hollywood. She's also Hollywood royalty, with her parents, Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, major stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood era. Curtis's career has seen her win a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA, while she's also been immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

According to Movie Web, Curtis' most memorable movies include "Knives Out," "A Fish Called Wanda," "My Girl" and "Freaky Friday."

But outside of her professional career, she's also been lucky in her private life too. The actress is married to director Christopher Guest, and together, they have two adopted children, Annie and Ruby, the latter of who previously came out as transgender. Curtis revealed this in the August/September 2021 issue of AARP Magazine, and she said that she'd first asked Ruby for permission. 

The magazine further reported that Ruby planned to get married to her fiance in 2022, and Curtis planned to officiate the wedding — both of which successfully happened. Both of Curtis's children with Guest have eschewed Hollywood — Ruby works as a game designer, whereas Annie is a dance instructor.

Curtis and Guest's marriage is one for the ages — they've been married for nearly 40 years! They have both led very interesting lives.

During the course of their marriage, Curtis and her husband, Guest, have lived under one roof – specifically in their Spanish Colonial Revival mansion in Los Angeles, California, with their two children. 

Read on to find out more about Curtis and her extravagant family home. 

Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Guest (2001), (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The couple's romance started over three decades ago when a then-25-year-old Curtis was flipping through Rolling Stone magazine and saw a photo of Guest, which she later wrote about in O Magazine. He was in a feature about his movie “This Is Spinal Tap,” and Curtis pointed to his photo and told her friend that she would marry that man. 

Well, unfortunately, it wasn't so easy. The actress made the first move and called Guest's agent and left her details but heard nothing back.

"I think it’s crucial to put yourself in the path of love. Look, I reached out to his agent. I left my number. He didn’t call me by the way,” she told Hello! Magazine in 2021. 

But soon after, they ran into each other at a restaurant in LA, and things picked up from there. Eventually, the two tied the knot on December 1984. Since then, they've been happily married. 

Eight years later, when the couple started house hunting, they spotted a Spanish Colonial estate in West Los Angeles. And at first sight of the terracotta roofing and eucalyptus trees, Guest was sold on the idea of purchasing the lavish space.

Speaking to Architectural Digest about it, Curtis recalled the moment she knew that the house, despite being outdated, would be their eventual home. 

“I’m one of those impulsive people — I believe that I can make almost any place lovely; I can make it a home. Almost any house I see — it’s fabulous,” she told the magazine. 

As they customized and renovated the home, the celebrity couple managed to make it modern while retaining the rustic charm of the building. Since it was bought in 1992, the cost of the actual estate was still unknown up until this date. 


According to Architectural Digest, the mansion was built in 1929 and has not been updated since. The home, according to the couple, was dark and gloomy with all the antique decorations. 

Curtis and Guest had to transform the home, which they believed to be an “upstairs downstairs” type of home. The two artists unleashed their creativity on making the abode to their liking while also preserving its essence. 

“I’m going to sound so pretentious, it’s sick,” she told the magazine. “But my goal for the house was to bridge something old and tired with a much more contemporary aesthetic, which is the way we live. It’s the blending of these two elements — an old traditional Mediterranean house with a sort of Zen. The thing I’m proud of is that blending, which is very much a part of me.”

Tapping the help of renowned architect Michael Lerer, the couple has refurbished almost all the important parts of the house — down to the plumbing, electrical and especially the cosmetic work of their now modern and airy abode. In the past, Curtis has shared photos of her home on Instagram, giving everyone a glimpse of the decor she ingrained into their house as a reflection of her and her husband’s artistry. 

Curtis and Guest’s home has been a witness to many of their family’s life events, including their triumphs and successes. On Jan. 25, 2023, Curtis earned her first Oscar nomination for “Everything Everywhere All At Once” as Best Supporting Actress. She posted a candid emotional photo of herself as she saw the news of the announcement and a photo of her in her backyard after taking in the prestigious honor.

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