Opie is selling the gracious New England style home he built at the Armonk – Greenwich border after 20 years, to reportedly travel and live in his other properties.
Ron Howard, the film director, actor and producer who is known for playing a young boy in The Andy Griffith Show and many other roles and productions, has just put his extraordinary estate on 32 acres on the market for $27.5 million. He owns the property, which is in the Conyers Farm neighborhood, with his wife Cheryl.
“We moved 3,000 miles away from the hub of Los Angeles, to raise our family here,” Howard said in a prepared statement. “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 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.”
The property was designed for entertaining and family living, and has been the site of two weddings, numerous parties, family reunions and fundraisers, press materials say, adding that their are organic gardens, an indoor pool, barns, greenhouse, game rooms with a billiards table, tennis court and a theater.
This listing is co-brokered by Tamar Lurie of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester and Lyn Stevens, a sales associate with Sotheby’s International Realty- Greenwich Brokerage. Steve Sawaii, a sales associate affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Greater Los Angeles, is a business consultant for the Howards and the referring broker for the property.
Howard is co-founder of Imagine Entertainment, an award-winning film director, producer and actor. His films include “Cocoon,” “Apollo 13” and “A Beautiful Mind” for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture. His most iconic acting roles include Opie, and Richie Cunningham in the television series Happy Days. He has been awarded a Golden Globe and three Emmy Awards.
The main family home has six bedrooms, five full baths and four half baths, a two-story library and office, a 14-seat theatre, indoor saltwater pool, gym and yoga studio.
Also on the property, is a 2,500-square-foot guest house with two bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, an indoor sports complex with a regulation size tennis court and basketball half court, and an observatory with a professional grade Meade telescope. The grounds offer nature trails, extensive perennial gardens, a formal English garden, Koi pond with waterfall and pergola, a greenhouse and an organic raised bed vegetable garden. Livestock and horse barns, along with paddocks and a riding ring, offer conveniences for equestrian pursuits.
“Situated in Greenwich and Westchester, Conyers Farm is a community that is surrounded by the beauty of rolling hillsides and unspoiled woods but is also within minutes of world-class dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities,” said Sawaii, the Los Angeles consultant. “This is a unique property that cannot be replicated.”
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