In Touch magazine has learned that Ty Burrell has bought a house in LA’s Cheviot Hills neighborhood — and it just happens to be around the corner from his character Phil Dunphy’s home on Modern Family!

“Ty thinks it’s hilarious that he lives right near the home the show uses for exterior shots,” a source tells In Touch.

The actor, 49, insists the location is pure coincidence. “Ty’s new neighbors often ask him about it, and he’ll always have a laugh with them.”

“He’s very happy in his new house and says it’s his dream home.”