Hollywood Legend Ron Howard Sells His Connecticut Estate For A Record $US27.5 Million

Oscar-winning producer, actor, and director Ron Howard and his wife Cheryl have officially sold their gorgeous mansion in Westchester County for its$27.5 million asking price, The Wall Street Journal reports.

According to the real estate agents representing the sale, that makes this the priciest home sale on record in Westchester County. The buyer remains under wraps.

The estate has more than 32 acres of property, including a lake, nature trails, and even a stargazing observatory with a professional-grade Meade telescope.

The main home has six bedrooms, a two-story library, a 14-seat movie theatre, indoor saltwater pool, gym, and yoga studio. There’s also a 2,500-square foot guest house with two more bedrooms, an indoor regulation size tennis court, and basketball half court.

The estate is located in the exclusive enclave of Conyers Farm, which straddles both Greenwich, Conn., and the hamlet of Armonk in Westchester, New York.

“We moved 3,000 miles away from the hub of Los Angeles, to raise our family here,” Ron Howard said when the home hit the market in May. “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.”

The Howards have owned the estate for 20 years, but have decided to move to a different home now that their children are adults.

Howard is an acclaimed actor, director, and producer, famous for winning an Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture for “A Beautiful Mind,” and playing Opie on “The Andy Griffith Show” and Richie Cunningham in “Happy Days.”

The home is located in the enclave of Conyers Farm, straddling Westchester and Connecticut.

It sits on over 32 acres of land with a lake, nature trails, and extensive gardens.

The main home has 17,200 square feet of space with lakefront views.

Inside, it has six bedrooms, a 14-seat movie theatre, and seven fireplaces.

There's also a two-story library.

Which can be used as an office.

The Howards lived in the home for over 20 years, but decided to sell since their children are now grown.

'We moved 3,000 miles away from the hub of Los Angeles, to raise our family here,' Ron Howard said about the property.

Over the years, the couple added to the property and grounds.

Every room manages to feel homey, despite the breadth of the estate.

The home also has a gym, yoga studio, and an indoor saltwater pool that resembles the pool in the Howard-directed movie 'Cocoon.'

Outside is a barn, a regulation-size tennis court, as well as a stargazing observatory with a professional grade Meade telescope.

Additionally, there's a 2,500-square-foot guest house on the property with two bedrooms and two full and one half baths.

And no matter where you are on the property, there are fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.

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