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Ron Howard lists East Coast estate with farm at $27.5 million
la times ^ | may 3, 2014 | lauren beale

Posted on 05/05/2014 5:07:02 PM PDT by lowbridge

Ron Howard, the Oscar-winning director, has put his family home and farm up for sale near Greenwich, Conn., for $27.5 million.

The lakefront estate is made up of 32 acres of land straddling the Connecticut and New York border. In addition to a working farm, the property includes a more than 17,200-square-foot main residence, a guesthouse, an indoor sports complex, an observatory, riding trails and woods.

Howard and his wife, Cheryl, raised their family in the classic New England-style home. Among the rooms are a two-story office/library, a 14-seat theater, six bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The guesthouse has two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.

There’s an indoor saltwater swimming pool, a gym and a yoga studio. The sports complex houses an indoor sports court and a basketball half-court

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30 pics here:

http://www.zillow.com/blog/ron-howard-lists-greenwich-home-151286/

1 posted on 05/05/2014 5:07:02 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

It might be worth 5 million.


2 posted on 05/05/2014 5:08:19 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: lowbridge

Gee, I hope his security detail doesn’t have any guns...


3 posted on 05/05/2014 5:08:30 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: lowbridge
He was OK as a young Opie.Since then he's done nothing of genuine value.
4 posted on 05/05/2014 5:09:15 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: lowbridge

Opie lived here


5 posted on 05/05/2014 5:10:01 PM PDT by woofie
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To: lowbridge
Is he moving out of Conn because of the new firearm registration laws? Snerk!

/johnny

6 posted on 05/05/2014 5:11:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: lowbridge

Hollywood is VASTLY overpaid.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 5:15:09 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: lowbridge

“Homer. We’re out of Vodka...”


8 posted on 05/05/2014 5:17:01 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: lowbridge

Looks nice to me, although I’m not sure what I’d do with a Yoga Parlor.

I’d take it, if someone would just set up a trust fund to cover the taxes and the heating bill.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 5:18:22 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: lowbridge

Shouldn’t these hollywood commies be sharing their wealth rather than list if for other rich people to purchase? How many times do they whine about the homelessness, but themselves own estates that can house thousands of the bums?


10 posted on 05/05/2014 5:23:04 PM PDT by sagar
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To: lowbridge; All
I imagine upkeep/taxes/protection are makin' him move to a Southern State/overseas to escape his (heavy-tax
loving/anti-USA) Circle of Marxists friends..I noticed he had a American Flag, not a Soviet Russian one.

11 posted on 05/05/2014 5:24:14 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: Cicero

turn it into a gun vault


12 posted on 05/05/2014 5:25:09 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: lowbridge

About the only thing I like about his house is the fact that he used real wood for the walls in some of the rooms.

I hate how most mansions look, They are far too big and and too many rooms for my taste.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 5:27:00 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Cicero

“Looks nice to me, although I’m not sure what I’d do with a Yoga Parlor.”

Think “Gun Room”.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 5:29:11 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: lowbridge

I for one am happy for him that he was successful enough in life to be able to afford a nice home to raise his family.


15 posted on 05/05/2014 5:29:22 PM PDT by bubbacluck (America 180)
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To: lowbridge
the classic New England-style home.

Okay, NE FReepers, how many of you have a two-story office/library, a 14-seat theater, six bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, a guesthouse with two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, an indoor saltwater swimming pool, a gym, a yoga studio, and a sports complex that houses an indoor sports court and a basketball half-court?

I mean, it's "classic", right?

LOL, j/k. I have no issue with people who have big, even ridiculously big, homes. I do have a problem with them if they lecture of the rest of us on "greed" or "carbon footprint."

16 posted on 05/05/2014 5:30:08 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: lowbridge

I thought he was pretty good in “American Graffiti”.

Sort of sad that he turned out to be an Obama supporter but then again so did Andy.


17 posted on 05/05/2014 5:32:01 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: lowbridge

Typical Hollywood liberal DemocRat supporter of Obammie-the-Commie.

Socialism/Communism for THEE but CAPITALISM for ME!!!!

(What the left doesn’t like to admit is that everyone is a small-c capitalist when it comes to their own profits.)


18 posted on 05/05/2014 5:36:55 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: lowbridge

Actually pretty nice, especially that stone outbuilding. Good taste, good design, quietly impressive instead of in-your-face opulence. Some Wall Street master of the universe will buy it and tart it all up, though.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 5:40:35 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Gay State Conservative
He was OK as a young Opie.Since then he's done nothing of genuine value.

I dunno, Apollo 13 was pretty darn good.

20 posted on 05/05/2014 5:41:22 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: lowbridge; Yaelle; Tax-chick; campaignPete R-CT; theothercheek; jazminerose; Sun; Sacajaweau; ...
The lakefront estate is made up of 32 acres of land straddling the Connecticut and New York border.

Straddling the border? I'd bet that makes for a lot of problems with both those voracious "blue" states fighting tooth and nail for the taxes relating to the property and the sale of it.

21 posted on 05/05/2014 5:42:39 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Gay State Conservative

Politics aside, he’s done many movies that are worth watching. He’s had only a few movies that aren’t worth watching.


22 posted on 05/05/2014 5:44:53 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: lowbridge

I think it looks pretty “homey” for a mansion. There are touches here and there that I really like. I don’t usually like mansions, but I could live there. In a number of ways it looks very down to earth.


23 posted on 05/05/2014 5:44:55 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (You think you know me. You don't.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Is he moving out of Conn because of the new firearm registration laws?

Only allowed one bullet in his shirt pocket.

24 posted on 05/05/2014 5:47:35 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: workerbee

The house is not so much a classic New England-style home as a classic Newport Mansion style home. Actually, for a large sq. footage house, it has nice lines. Some mega-mansions begin to look more like a hotel than a residence. This one actually looks like a house.


25 posted on 05/05/2014 5:47:58 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Flick Lives

RH Is a MORON


26 posted on 05/05/2014 5:48:40 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: lowbridge

Kids are grown so he doesn’t need a house that big. What, did he have 25 kids? I don’t begrudge him having a huge house if he can afford it, but libs are such hypocrites when it comes to such things. (See tagline.)


27 posted on 05/05/2014 5:48:57 PM PDT by KevinB ("If it weren't for double standards Democrats would have no standards at all" - Chris Plante)
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To: unixfox
Yeah, Apollo 13,
Frost/Nixon
A Beautiful Mind...

Other than all those Oscars, Golden Globes and critical acclaim...
What has the guy done? He is sixty after all.

Besides, he'd probably trade it all for a decent head of hair.
Like mine.

28 posted on 05/05/2014 5:51:41 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites
What has the guy done?

He played Chuck's younger brother on Happy Days.

29 posted on 05/05/2014 5:52:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: justiceseeker93
Straddling the border? I'd bet that makes for a lot of problems with both those voracious "blue" states fighting tooth and nail for the taxes relating to the property and the sale of it.

I'm not a lawyer but I'd think that if the residential structures are entirely in one state the only issue would be getting the boundaries of the land not in the same state as the residence and apply that state's standard tax policies to that land.The real fun would begin if the residence is literally on the state line.

Just a guess on my part.

30 posted on 05/05/2014 5:53:25 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: lowbridge

32 acres? I guess they were riding their horses around in circles.


31 posted on 05/05/2014 5:55:00 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Gay State Conservative

Well, how a out american graffiti, the first couple of seasons of happy days, and as director of the movie, night shift.


32 posted on 05/05/2014 5:56:56 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: billorites; Jonty30
Yeah, Apollo 13

Never saw it...probably should

Frost/Nixon

Never saw it...and no interest in seeing it.

A Beautiful Mind...

Saw it.Good,but not great.I didn't know he was connected to that film.

33 posted on 05/05/2014 5:57:47 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: lowbridge

Beautiful place. I’d kill for that library. But it’s Connecticut. I’d be sharing a state with disgusting, ignorant, statist liberals screaming to take my guns. I’ll pass, thanks.


34 posted on 05/05/2014 5:58:12 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: lowbridge

about


35 posted on 05/05/2014 5:59:49 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Billthedrill

“I’ll pass, thanks.”

Aw shucks. And I was so looking forward to being your permanent guest that you couldnt get rid of. :-)


36 posted on 05/05/2014 6:02:00 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
Well, how a out american graffiti

Never saw it.Not my "thing".

the first couple of seasons of happy days

Never saw it....ditto

and as director of the movie, night shift.

Never even heard of it.

I don't know...maybe it's a generational thing...the younger you are,the more likely you are to like his work.I'm not young.

37 posted on 05/05/2014 6:02:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Here is a list of the movies he has directed. Most of it you can take your family to without having to worry about hearing anything or seeing anything that you don’t want them to.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000165/?ref_=nv_sr_5#director


38 posted on 05/05/2014 6:05:46 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: liege

No one really begrudges anyone their due around here, what people have a problem with are the folks who live in these huge mansions then demand you (and the rest of the proles) cut their energy consumption because of global warming.


39 posted on 05/05/2014 6:08:54 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: Billthedrill

My fantasy house has a study like that.


40 posted on 05/05/2014 6:10:41 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: KevinB

“Kids are grown so he doesn’t need a house that big. What, did he have 25 kids?”

4 kids actually. :-)

By contrast, when Elvis Presley bought Graceland, it was only 13.8 acres, the main house was only about 7000 square feet and he renovated and expanded it to 12000 square feet. And he had only one kid: Lisa Marie. Though he stuffed the house full with friends and family and employees.


41 posted on 05/05/2014 6:11:21 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
Greenwich real estate has bounced back from the housing slump! HOOAH!

Most Expensive U.S. Home Sale Ever: Connecticut Estate Goes For $120 Million

He's going for the brass ring....that land will be carved up faster than a you know what!

42 posted on 05/05/2014 6:11:43 PM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: SkyPilot
Hollywood is VASTLY overpaid.

That's because Hollywood professions are some of the last that are purely capitalistic, rather ironic huh?

43 posted on 05/05/2014 6:15:32 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Jonty30; lowbridge

Yeah, beautiful wood. The downstairs wouldn’t accommodate the books I already have stuffed into the cabin but the mezzanine would. I’m thinking of inviting ‘Bridge to be my guest out in Idaho. It isn’t quite the same thing as a mansion in Connecticut, but the outhouse has a guest side that doesn’t have so many spiders...


44 posted on 05/05/2014 6:16:44 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Teflonic

And Hollywood gets tons of tax cuts....so obviously they realize tax cuts are good......for them.


45 posted on 05/05/2014 6:16:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: workerbee

I grew up 20 minutes and @ $27.4M away from Howard estate. If he lived just a few miles in, on the NYS side, his taxes would be double or triple what they are in CT. It’s a wonder anyone lives in Westchester any more.

This looks like a great place to have raised a family, and the Howards seem to have a good sense of its being time to ‘move on.’ They will have no problem selling it, certainly for upwards of $20M if not the full asking price. But who’s going to quibble about a few mil, eh?


46 posted on 05/05/2014 6:17:07 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Gay State Conservative

I would think that at least the movie american grafitti would be your thing. Its pretty much aimed at guys your age. It may bring you back nostalgically.


47 posted on 05/05/2014 6:25:50 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Cicero
...I’m not sure what I’d do with a Yoga Parlor.

I know what I would do with a frozen yoga parlor! Eat frozen yoga! Har har har.

48 posted on 05/05/2014 6:26:51 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: staytrue
Might be worth $5 million!

{^) LOL!

It's a gorgeous house! Just beautiful! Big, but reserved and pretty sensible, made for being lived in. And it's on 37 scenic acres, too.

49 posted on 05/05/2014 6:26:55 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Good taste, good design, quietly impressive instead of in-your-face opulence.

Yep.

50 posted on 05/05/2014 6:28:33 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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