Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard is selling his 32-acre Greenwich estate for $27.5 million, including an observation silo with a telescope and frontage on a lake.
Howard’s Conyers Farm compound in Greenwich’s backcountry has a 17,200-square-foot, 23-room main house. The Victorian, shingle-style house has 6 bedrooms, 5 baths and 4 half-baths.
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The listing comes amid a mini-boom this year for Fairfield County properties priced a $10 million or more, with Greenwich being the center of activity.
For all of 2013, there were 13 sales of homes that closed for more than $10 million. Through just the first four months of this year, six Greenwich estates in that same price range have already sold and another six are under contract.
The main house on the Howard compound also has 7 fireplaces, a home theater, an indoor pool, library, wine cellar and an in-law apartment.
The grounds feature a barn with an indoor sports complex, pool, frontage on a private lake, tennis court and a horse-training area. The estate also includes a Craftsman-style, 2-bedroom guest house.
The Stamford Advocate reported that Howard and his wife, Cheryl, moved to Greenwich in 1985 to raise three daughters and a son outside the glare of the entertainment industry — building the house in 1994. The children, the paper said, attended Greenwich Country Day School.
The Howards are selling now that their children are grown, The Advocate reported.
Howard, 60, won Academy Award best director and picture honors for “A Beautiful Mind” (2001). In addition to scores of producing and directing credits, he is also known for memorable roles in “The Andy Griffith Show” in the 1960s and “Happy Days” in the 1970s as well as the 1973 film “American Graffiti”.
Lyn Stevens of Sotheby’s International Realty and Tamar Lurie of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are co-marketing the listing.
A Los Angeles Times report is included in this post.