'Inferno' director Ron Howard asking $12.5M for NYC home

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Ron Howard's Hollywood career pretty much covers it all. You may know him from his early acting days - most notably his roles on "Happy Days" and "The Andy Griffith Show" - or his more recent success as an Oscar-winning director of popular films including "A Beautiful Mind" and "The Da Vinci Code."

Howard is now debuting his Upper West Side apartment, listed at $12.5 million.

The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath unit features private elevator access, heated floors and a natural wood-burning fireplace. The master bathroom sports stunning tilework - and even offers views of Central Park - from the bathtub.

What the kitchen lacks in city views, it makes up for in appliances with a 48-inch Viking stove, a wine fridge, two Sub-Zero refrigerators and two dishwashers. The former maid's room off the kitchen has been converted into a laundry room and provides an additional peek onto the park.

The giant library/office boasts built-in wooden bookshelves, but we're guessing the prominently featured Emmy doesn't come with the sale.

The home is in the famed Eldorado building on Central Park West, which has housed other celebrities over the years, from Bruce Willis to Alec Baldwin. The art deco-style high-rise, built in 1930, has its own fitness center and mini basketball court, and it's so close to the Central Park tennis courts that you can nearly lob a ball over the net from your front door.

The listing is held by Robin Kencel, Lyn Stevens and Ann Cutbille Lenane of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

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