PHOTO: CHEERS, from left: George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, ‘Give Me a Ring Sometime’, season 1, ep. 1, aired 9/30/1982, (19821993). © / NBC / Courtesy Everett Collection

John Ratzenberger , most famous for his iconic portrayal of Cliff Clavin in the beloved sitcom “Cheers,” is ready to depart from his coastal Connecticut residence.

Nestled in Milford, CT, this historic four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home sits gracefully by the waterfront, providing stunning vistas of Long Island Sound to the south. This picturesque property is listed at $2,450,000, a notable increase from its 2011 sale price of $1,130,000, as reported by®.

Dating back to 1860, Ratzenberger’s abode seamlessly combines timeless coastal aesthetics with modern conveniences. Let’s take a peek inside! Spanning just under 3,500 square feet, this coastal jewel boasts a spacious, well-lit open floor plan on the ground floor. Intriguing coffered ceilings and bespoke millwork enhance the main level, while the kitchen stands out with its opulent features, including a capacious pantry and top-tier Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.

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Expansive glass walls envelop the dining area, family room, and sunroom, ensuring breathtaking water views from every angle.

French doors open up to the outdoors, unveiling a generous deck and a sandy beach that invites relaxation. A second family room or den is also found on the second level.

The bedrooms, thoughtfully placed on the second and third floors, feature walk-in closets and well-appointed baths. Each bedroom boasts a charming stone fireplace, and the primary bedroom includes its very own sitting area. As a member of the Laurel Beach Association, this residence grants homeowners exclusive access to a private beach and various amenities. Apart from his 11-season stint on “Cheers,” Ratzenberger is renowned for his distinctive voice work, particularly as the character Hamm in the “Toy Story” film franchise and as the Abominable Snowman in “Monsters, Inc.”


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