Opie, I don’t think we’re in Mayberry anymore…

Headline and commentary by submitter Emerald63. Thanks!

21 Cowdray Park Drive, Armonk, NY 10504

Want to buy Ron Howard’s house?

21 Cowdray Park Drive, Armonk, NY 10504

Just $27.5 million dollars…

21 Cowdray Park Drive, Armonk, NY 10504

Here’s some more color from CNN:

The Howards lived in the house built for them for 20 years, but no longer need such a large house.

“Our children are grown, so it’s time to move on, but the memories of this very special place will never leave us,” said Howard.

Because every family needs 17,000 square feet to raise 4 kids…

21 Cowdray Park Drive, Armonk, NY 10504

Other rooms include a yoga studio, an au-pair suite and a 14-seat theater…

21 Cowdray Park Drive, Armonk, NY 10504

And a stable, and a lake, and formal garden with a stone head house (whatever that is), and an indoor pool, and an indoor tennis court, and a fully paneled library, and an indoor harbor, as seen in the formal dining room mural, and indoor stargazing in the private observatory, and 30+ acres with riding trails.

Really, it’s a wonder they had room for those kids…

Found by: Emerald63

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7 Comments on "Opie, I don’t think we’re in Mayberry anymore…"

  1. Wow! Fabulous house! Anyone who has the money to buy it would know what a head house is.

  2. Emerald63 | May 9, 2014 at 1:24 PM |

    @Frodo: There I go, giving away my financial situation, LOL! Whatever it is, between that and the indoor pool room I’d be plenty happy. So… maybe I could afford just those two things? Think I could get them to do a deal?

  3. @Emerald63: I’m digging that indoor pool too. Heated, I’m sure.

  4. Emerald63 | May 9, 2014 at 1:49 PM |

    @Frodo: And filled with salt water. Apparently, that’s “a thing” now.

  5. @Emerald63: We’ve gone to salt water in our little pool. It’s not that it gets very salty, but the salt is converted somewhat. It seems to be as effective as straight chlorine and has the added benefit of making your skin soft. It’s a heckuva lot cheaper too. I imagine I’m on your side of the financial situation and every little bit helps keep us in the black at the end of the month. I doubt Ron Howard did it because of the cost benefit. He probably just likes soft skin too.

  6. Emerald63 | May 9, 2014 at 2:35 PM |

    @Frodo: Strange… I woulda thought salt would dry out your skin. Huh. Learn something new every day, eh?

  7. My best guess on the “head house” would be that it is (or was meant to represent) a spring house – or perhaps, spring head house – and that it is that lovely little stone building between the greenhouse and the formal garden reflecting pool.

    Back when people might rely on a clean spring for their drinking water, it was good practice to build a little shelter over the spot where it issued from the rock – at its headwaters – to ensure cleanliness of the water taken from it there. It’s a short step to imagine elaborating on the structure as a retreat for quiet reflection, perhaps allowing the spring to form a little fountain inside of it before flowing out.

    Pretty spiffy, I’d say. :D


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