Ron Howard, the Oscar-winning director, has sold his family compound and farm near Greenwich, Conn., for its asking price of $27.5 million.
Sited on 32 acres in Conyers Farm, an area that straddles the Connecticut and New York Border, the property includes a classic New England-style home, a guest house, an indoor sports complex and pool, an observatory, riding trails and a working farm.
Howard and his wife, Cheryl, raised their family on the property, which they purchased in 1991. The more than 17,200 square feet of living space includes a two-story library and office, a theater with stadium seating, six fireplaces, six bedrooms and five bathrooms.
An indoor saltwater swimming pool, a gym and a yoga studio are found in the sports complex, as are an indoor sports court and basketball half-court. The detached guest house adds an additional two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
Howard, 60, rose to prominence as a child actor in “The Andy Griffith Show” in the 1960s and “Happy Days” in the ‘70s. As a director, he won an Academy Award for directing “A Beautiful Mind” (2001), which was also named best picture.
Sale of the compound closed on July 24. The property came to market in early May and was under contract within two weeks of listing. At $27.5 million, it sets a record for most expensive home sale on record in Westchester County, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Tamar Lurie of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Previews International and Lyn Stevens of Sotheby’s International Realty listed the home on behalf of the Howards. Frank Haymson of Douglas Elliman Real Estate represented the buyer in the sale.