Ron Howard’s Greenwich Estate Up for Sale
Just an hour’s drive from New York, the gated home sits on 33 acres in bucolic Greenwich, Conn. Its asking price is $27 million.
Surrounded by mature hardwoods, the 1,500-acre community has a private lake, shady hiking paths, trails for horseback riding, and its very own polo field. It was named for Edmund Converse, one of the founders of U.S. Steel and president of the Bankers Trust Company. The land once housed livestock and contained both apple and pear orchards. In the early 1900s neighbors bought their milk, butter and eggs from the farm.
Today, most of the homes sit on at least 10 acres and are housed within their own monitored private gates assuring the ultimate in seclusion and privacy. And it’s all located within an hours drive from Manhattan.
Cunningham Manor, as we like to call it, is situated on close to 33 acres, has six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, four partial baths, views of the lake and amenities galore. It’s also got a two-bedroom Craftsman-style guesthouse, which means no more sleeping over the garage for Fonzie.
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“I’ve been finding myself watching All the President’s Men prior to almost every movie I’ve ever made in at least the past 10 years, going back to Apollo 13,” said Howard. “It’s a classic example of a story that you wouldn’t necessarily expect to be great cinema and that's entertaining and riveting. The writing is brilliant; the direction is remarkable; the acting is superb and I also find it really inspiring.”
And maybe it was Apollo 13 that inspired Howard to install his very own observatory silo with Meade telescope on the property. It also boasts an indoor pool and tennis courts, barns with state-of-the-art equestrian facilities, paddocks, an ivy-draped stone head house, a greenhouse and organic gardens.
The home is listed with Sotheby's International Realty.