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.

Ron Howard’s Greenwich Estate

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House photo courtesy Sotheby's International Realty
The Victorian-style home boasts 17,000 square feet of living space and a two-bedroom Craftsman guesthouse perfect for Fonzie and family.

Photo courtesy Sotheby’s International Realty The 33-acre Greenwich, Conn., estate has an incredible indoor pool. It is on the market on for $27 million. 

Located behind the gates within Conyers Farms  – one of the country’s most exclusive enclaves – is the house that Opie built, a far cry from his TV home in the fictional town of Mayberry. We’ve got your behind the scenes peak at the 17,000-square-foot Victorian estate where Academy Award-winning producer and director Ron Howard raised his four children and undoubtedly hosted a star or two. It can be yours for a cool $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. 

Photo courtesy Sotheby’s International Realty The Academy Award-winning director said that he screens All the President's Men before directing a film. This home theater is a mighty fine place to do it. 


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.

Naturally, the home has its own screening room, and we found out what the Oscar-winner likes to watch.

“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
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