This is the Weston, CT home of Daniel M. Crown and Ellen Podell Crown. Daniel Crown's family was listed as No. 208 on the 2010 Forbes 400 list, with an estimated worth of $4.1 billion. Daniel Crown's father, Lester Crown, heads the Henry Crown & Co. investment firm. Daniel Crown’s grandfather and Lester Crown’s father, Henry Crown (1896 – August 14, 1990), was an American industrialist and philanthropist. Among other things, he founded the Material Service Corporation, which merged with General Dynamics in 1959.
Daniel M. Crown serves as the Chairman at Crown Theatres LLC. Mr. Crown has 15 years of working with various family holdings, such as oil, coal, and real estate development. He serves as a Trustee of Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to his numerous business interests, he serves on the Board of Directors of several prominent organizations, including Mount Sinai Children's Center Foundation, and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, among others. Ellen Podell Crown is an actress and is a current Director at Mount Sinai Children's Center Foundation.
Lester Crown controls family holdings, including large stakes in Maytag, Hilton Hotels, Alltel, Aspen Skiing Company, New York's Rockefeller Center, and pro basketball's Chicago Bulls. He also holds a stake in the New York Yankees, being a Partner since 1973. Presumably, the large stake held in Bank One at the time of the 2003 Forbes 400 listing has converted to JPMorgan Chase stock and was derived from an interest in First Chicago Bank, which was enumerated in the 1998 Forbes 400 list as First Chicago NBD shares
This 14,135 square foot home was previously owned by Daniel Crown’s parents, billionaire Lester Crown and his wife Renee S. Crown. The basement is also partially finished, which brings the total living space of the home to 16,660 square feet. The home was originally built in 1955, but has had significant renovations and additions to it since then, as evident in the BEV imagery. The ownership of the home was transferred from Lester and Renee to Daniel in 1989. The estate, which measures 4.87 acres, has 7 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms, and 3 half bathrooms. The current appraised value of the mansion is $6,378,100, according to property records.