WOW Houses: CT & NY Celebrity Edition

Live Like a Star in Connecticut…

Always a Day at the Beach at Christopher Plummer’s Former Waterfront Home

From Canada to Connecticut, legendary actor Christopher Plummer has appeared in such movie classics as The Sound of Music, The Man Who Would Be King, The Return of the Pink Panther and many more. So how did this thespian wind down after a long day under hot stage lights? With a cool dip at the beach of his waterfront Darien home (until he moved out in the ’70s). And now you can do the same if you have $12.5 million to spare.

Ron Howard’s 32-acre Greenwich Estate is Sure to Bring Happy Days

Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and his wife are selling their 32-acre Greenwich estate for $27.5 million dollars. The estate boasts panoramic lakeviews, an indoor swimming pool, a barn set on acres of verdant lawns where a menagerie of domestic and farm animals roam, and of course, a home theater. Their home sits in the gated community of Conyers Farm, tucked in the northern corner of Greenwich, straddling the Armonk, NY border.

Regis Philbin’s Idyllic Greenwich Home Allows for Peace and Quiet

Best known for his talk show Live! With Regis Kathie Lee and as game show host for Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Regis Philbin has been a household name for decades. During his down time away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, Philbin relaxes at his sprawling Greenwich home which is now on the market for $3.8 million dollars.  Set on a cul-de-sac in the heart of Greenwich the home features a gazebo, tennis courts and an in-ground pool surrounded by lush greenery.

Houdini Practiced Underwater Escapes at This Ridgefield Home

Famous for his over-the-top escape stunts, Harry Houdini was a master illusionist and performer. He first attracted attention as “Harry Handcuff Houdini” on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. While living at his Ridgefield home, he practiced his act in the pool of this $5.75 million Georgian estate. The home has been restored and renovated and brought back to its glorious past. 

Live Like a Rock Star at Rob Zombie’s Woodbury Home

Known to the world as rocker Rob Zombie, this louder than life artist quiets down in the serene setting of his $2.3 million dollar Woodbury home. The house features frontage on the Pomperaug River, a lighted tennis court and a separate studio/barn. Click here for a video slideshow. 

Live Like a Star in New York…

Nyack Compound of Rosie O’Donnell For Sale

Recently making a move to Saddle River, NJ for schools better suited to her child’s learning needs, Rosie O’Donnell listed her riverfront compound in Nyack, where she lived for nearly 20 years.

O’Donnell’s four adjacent properties along the Hudson River include:

  • 1 Washington Ave.: A 1900 Dutch Colonial with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a wraparound porch. It is listed for $2.5 million.
  • 2 Washington Ave.: A riverfront lot next door, completely remodeled 3 bedroom, 3 bath home facing the Hudson River, with a dock and riverfront. It is listed for $2.2 million.
  • 4 Washington Ave.” Listed for $600,000, this home has a 1-bedroom, 1-bath cabin on it, with river views and a wrap-around deck.
  • 5 Washington Ave.: Listed for $850,000, it has a secluded 3-bedroom contemporary home with lots of windows.

Click here for photos and information on all four properties.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author John Cheever’s NY Home is for Sale

If you have a half a million dollars, you can buy a Pulitzer Prize winning author’s beautiful Dutch Colonial. John Cheever’s Ossining home, located at 197 Cedar Lane, is for sale. An American novelist and short story writer he is known as “The Chekhov of the suburbs,” and is recognized as one of the most important short fiction writers of the 20th century. The 1797 house is for sale, for $525,000, listed by Houlihan Lawrence

Robert F. Kennedy’s “Green Estate” For Sale

Once the home of Conor Kennedy and his parents, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the late Mary Kennedy, this Mount Kisco estate is on the market for $3.9 million. The estate is known as the “Kennedy Green Estate” due to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s environmental upgrades. The 7 bedroom, 9 bathroom home at 326 S Bedford Rd, Mount Kisco NY 10549 was gutted and redone after a toxic fungus was discovered. The 10,000 square foot house has “recycled or reclaimed materials” throughout its finishes, geothermal heating and cooling, energy efficient appliances and fiber optic lighting. 

Ann Hathaway’s Brooklyn Loft for Sale

When not entertaining on the big screen, Brooklyn born Anne Hathaway chills at her Brooklyn condo. Now listed for sale at $4.25 million dollars, the loft boasts 11-foot ceilings, views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline, and a newly renovated home office. 

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