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The actor's California home would also work for his Modern Family character, Cameron Tucker

By Sheila Cosgrove Baylis
Updated October 21, 2014 11:20 AM
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Eric Stonestreet and his Modern Family character, Cameron Tucker, have more than a few things in common. And some of these similarities are evident in the actor’s beautiful California home.

Both Cam and Stonestreet come from rural areas – Missouri and Kansas, respectively – and the actor’s love of the Old West is visible in the cowboy memorabilia and antique Navajo rugs he displays in his home, which are featured in House Beautiful‘s November issue.

And not unlike “Coach Cam,” Stonestreet, 43, loves football, a passion he also shares with the designer who helped him to decorate his Hollywood hacienda, Nathan Turner.

“We connected right away, both our families are huge football fans,” Stonestreet says of Turner, who created a family room that the designer calls “sports central.” The actor agrees, “The family room is all about TV.”

The house also features a rustic outdoor kitchen made from reclaimed barn wood and a music room to house Stonestreet’s drum collection. “I got my first snare drum in the third grade,” Stonestreet tells the magazine.

So, yes, that is really him rocking the drums on Modern Family.

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