On the Market: Director Ron Howard's Greenwich Estate

The Academy Award-winning director and his wife are selling their 32-acre Greenwich estate.

The mainhouse on the 32+ acre Greenwich estate that director Ron Howard and his wife Cheryl have put on the market.
The mainhouse on the 32+ acre Greenwich estate that director Ron Howard and his wife Cheryl have put on the market.

Panoramic lakeviews, an indoor swimming pool, a barn set on acres of verdant lawns where a menagerie of domestic and farm animals roam, and of course, a home theater.

Those are just a few of the amenities of the 32-acre plus estate that Academy Award-winning movie director Ron Howard and his author wife Cheryl have built over the years in the gated community of Conyers Farm, tucked in the northern corner of Greenwich, straddling the Armonk, NY border.

The couple, who owns homes in Manhattan, Los Angeles and Paris, have decided to put their Greenwich estate on the market — the asking price: $27.5 million.

According to a statement from Sotheby's International Realty Greenwich, Lyn Stevens, a Realtor with the firm, has been selected to co-market the estate. The other Realtor involved with selling the estate the Howards bought in 1991, is Tamar Lurie of Coldwell Banker.

According to Sotheby's, "Among the features are: a main residence offering more than 17,200 square-feet of living space, outdoor recreation areas, a working farm, a guest house, indoor sports complex, and an observatory.

Howard, a former child actor who starred in The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days, has directed several hit films including SplashCocoonApollo 13How the Grinch Stole ChristmasA Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code and Rush.

"The Howards created their own private oasis with organic gardens, an indoor pool, barns, greenhouse, game rooms and the home theater. The property was designed for entertaining and family living, and has been the site of two weddings, numerous parties, family reunions and fundraisers," according to Sotheby's.

Sotheby's quoted Howard, “We moved 3,000 miles away from the hub of Los Angeles, to raise our family here,” Howard said. “Whether we’re watching films in our theatre, walking the trails throughout our property, star gazing in our observatory, or just relaxing with friends and loved ones by the lake, Cheryl and I feel we’ve accomplished the goals we set when we began work on this place. Our children are grown, so it’s time to move on, but the memories of this very special place will never leave us.”

The property also includes a domed observatory on a ridge with a professional-grade Meade telescope for stargazing. Of his sprawling estate, Howard told the Wall Street Journal,"Everything kept evolving," We built it, and then we said 'how about this, how about that?'"

This is Sotheby's description of the property:

"The main home is a classic New England estate that features six bedrooms, five full baths and four half baths, a private two-story library and office, a 14-seat theatre, indoor saltwater pool, gym and yoga studio. The home also offers an au pair suite with one bedroom and bath. Also on the property, is a 2,500-square foot guest house with two bedrooms and two full and one half baths, an indoor sports complex with a regulation size tennis court and basketball half court, and an observatory with a professional grade Meade telescope. The grounds offer nature trails, extensive perennial gardens, a formal English garden, a Koi pond with waterfall and pergola, a greenhouse and an organic raised bed vegetable garden. Livestock and horse barns, along with paddocks and a riding ring, offer conveniences for equestrian pursuits."

Bill Payer May 03, 2014 at 09:42 PM
This is news? Opie is selling his house? Who cares.
StandfortheLord May 04, 2014 at 01:23 PM
Opie must have an AR15 collection next to the 14 seat theater. His wife is making him move from the "Constitution State" to a "Free" state LOL.
Scott Peterson May 04, 2014 at 04:32 PM
We have a home here in Rye for those who may wish to buy a house to maybe make a home for themselves one day. I can't say that what I see Rye has to offer will be what anyone else may see. But I think all can agree, to each his own and for me Rye has been a home not just another place to see. I can't say what anyone should pay but i know how much would make our day. If you're shopping, our home may be the thing to find a way to avoid the sting to your finding what my wife and I will be missing. Call on me here if you want me to be more clear. Until then take care in all that you think, say and do and your days may be happier than even you may think you're due.
chuck May 04, 2014 at 08:51 PM
Maybe Goober is interested....
SILENT WOLF May 31, 2014 at 09:43 AM
Does Barney have a bullet in his pocket?? what the heck...


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