Jul 25, 2014
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Ron Howard’s Greenwich Estate Sells for $27.5 Million; Buyer Not Named

Ron Howard’s Greenwich Estate Sells for $27.5 Million; Buyer Not Named

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The Greenwich property of Academy Award-winning director, producer and actor Ron Howard and his wife Cheryl has sold for $27.5 million, which was the asking price. The closing was Thursday.

Howard's film credits include “Cocoon,” “Apollo 13,” “A Beautiful Mind,” and, most recently, “Rush” starring Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde.

He and his wife owned the 17,200-square-foot home in Conyers Farm for two decades and raised their four children there. The 32-acre property straddles Greenwich, Conn., and the hamlet of Armonk in Westchester County, N.Y. It hugs Converse Lake and includes nature trails and a stargazing observatory. The classic New England estate includes six bedrooms, five full baths and four partial baths.

The sale took just under three months to complete, as the home was listed on May 2. A full price offer was placed 10 days after it was listed. 

The Howards were represented by Tamar Lurie, a senior sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Previews International office in Greenwich, and independent sales associate Lyn Stevens and her team, The Fieldstone Team, affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty–Greenwich Brokerage.

Steve Sawaii, affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Greater Los Angeles, is a business consultant for the Howards and was the referring broker for the property, a release on the sale says, adding that the buyers wish to remain anonymous.

(Above, Howard attends the Vanity Fair Party during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the State Supreme Courthouse on April 23, 2014, in New York City. Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.)

"The truth is the house has an aura of love and warmth to it," says Lurie. "When I was asked to price it my whole thrust was not to do the comparables...Normally that's the right way to do it, but this house [was] an absolute fall in love house. Wouldn't you know it, that's exactly what happened." 

She says the couple who purchased the home fell in love as soon as they stepped into it. 

In a press release issued at the time the home was put on the market, Howard said, “We moved 3,000 miles away from the hub of Los Angeles, to raise our family here. 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 our 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.”

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Ron Howard’s Greenwich Estate Sells for $27.5 Million; Buyer Not Named

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