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Photos: The Dunphys' House From 'Modern Family' Can Be Yours For $2.35 Million
If you've ever wanted to live in a house that was made famous by one of the most successful sitcoms of the decade, plus you have a couple million dollars lying around, do we have the opportunity for you: the house that stood in for Phil and Claire Dunphy's house in "Modern Family" is for sale.
The inconspicuous home is nicely nestled in Cheviot Hills, with an asking price of $2.35 million, Redfin says.
The current owner, Paul Chiames, enjoys a hefty sum of money from the producers of the show for letting them film in front of his house. When the new owners settle in, it will be entirely up to them if they want to continue the cash flow (we're sure the producers have enough b-roll to last a while). Chiames says the interior is filmed on a sound stage created to resemble the real thing, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Of course, a possible problem would be privacy. Since this is a world-famous show with a massive following, you'll probably get a lot of people slowly driving by (at the very least) or coming up to talk to you or requesting a tour (at the most, hopefully). Chiames isn't bothered by this notion, telling the Wall Street Journal that he's "met people from around the world."
There will be an open house this Sunday from 2-5 p.m. if you want to check it out. If you're willing to shell out a couple million for a piece of sitcom history in an otherwise unassuming home, then by all means, spread your wings and fly!