Villa Sorriso, the Napa Valley estate of the beloved late comedian Robin Williams, has sold for $18.1 million. Represented by Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Beverly Hills and Cyd Greer of Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley, the roughly 650-acre estate set in the Mayacamas Mountains was custom built for Williams in the early 2000s and features an approximately 20,000 square foot Mediterranean-style villa with five bedrooms, six full and five half baths.
“The estate originally went on the market in 2012 for $35 million with Sotheby’s International Realty, then was relisted in April of 2014 at $29.9 million with Ms. Rey and Ms. Greer,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
In addition to the grand main house, the property features exceptional outdoor amenities capturing the beauty of the setting and allowing for recreation and play: a 65-foot infinity-edge swimming pool with bucolic views; a tennis court to show off your ace skills; a horse barn; hiking and horse-riding trails; a romantic fishing pond; and a spacious guesthouse for visitors.
As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the buyers are French winemakers Alfred and Melanie Tesseron of Château Pontet-Canet. The property boasts 18.4 acres of vineyards, which the Tesserons plan to utilize, though it’s unclear if they’ll build a winery. According to Rey, “the price is one of the highest ever paid for a Napa Valley home without a winery.”
Photography by Frank Deras