Skip to comments.Ron Howard lists East Coast estate with farm at $27.5 million
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.
Theres 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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It might be worth 5 million.
Gee, I hope his security detail doesn’t have any guns...
Opie lived here
Hollywood is VASTLY overpaid.
“Homer. We’re out of Vodka...”
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.
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?
turn it into a gun vault
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.
“Looks nice to me, although Im not sure what Id do with a Yoga Parlor.”
Think “Gun Room”.
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.
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."
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.
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.)
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.
I dunno, Apollo 13 was pretty darn good.
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.
Politics aside, he’s done many movies that are worth watching. He’s had only a few movies that aren’t worth watching.
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.
Only allowed one bullet in his shirt pocket.
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.
RH Is a MORON
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.)
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.
He played Chuck's younger brother on Happy Days.
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.
32 acres? I guess they were riding their horses around in circles.
Well, how a out american graffiti, the first couple of seasons of happy days, and as director of the movie, night shift.
Never saw it...probably should
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.
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.
“Ill pass, thanks.”
Aw shucks. And I was so looking forward to being your permanent guest that you couldnt get rid of. :-)
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.
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.
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.
My fantasy house has a study like that.
“Kids are grown so he doesnt 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.
He's going for the brass ring....that land will be carved up faster than a you know what!
That's because Hollywood professions are some of the last that are purely capitalistic, rather ironic huh?
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...
And Hollywood gets tons of tax cuts....so obviously they realize tax cuts are good......for them.
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?
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.
I know what I would do with a frozen yoga parlor! Eat frozen yoga! Har har har.
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.