Hollywood comedian Robin Williams is interested in selling his massive Napa Valley estate, Villa Sorriso. The villa is on 653 acres and includes a 20,000-square-foot main house; solar farm; and 18 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc grapes.
Villa Sorriso is built atop the Mayacama Mountains, which separate the Napa and Sonoma valleys. The five-bedroom, 12-bathroom Italian villa was designed by David Gast & Associates and is faced with Portuguese limestone. The interior features formal living and dining rooms, a gourmet eat-in kitchen, and numerous temperature-controlled vaults for both wine and art storage. The kitchen is understated yet elegant, with stainless steel appliances surrounded by marble and butcher block counters. The living room is simple yet elegant, including a terrace with views of the estate.
No actor's house would be complete without a state-of-the-art movie theater. The house also features five luxurious bedroom suites, each ornately adorned with contemporary trappings. Each bedroom has its own en suite bathroom and jaw-dropping views from every window.
In addition to 20,000 feet of interior living space, the grounds are truly the spectacle of the property. Steps from the master suite is a 65-foot, infinity-edge swimming pool surrounded by antique stonework and a multitiered sculpture garden, perfect for entertaining. Tennis courts, hiking trails, and a private lake complete with rowboat highlight the variety of different outdoor activities on the estate.
No Napa estate would be complete without acres upon acres of vineyards. Located within the Mount Veeder Appellation, Villa Sorriso produces several tons of usable grapes every year. The grapes are currently purchased and aged by award-winning vintner Robert Craig, who produces Cabernets "highly prized for deep, black mountain fruit; cassis; dark chocolate; and hints of violets, mint, and spice."
In addition to vineyards, more than 100 olive trees dot the property, producing several dozen gallons of gourmet olive oil every season. The property also includes a seven-stall barn and tack room with room for several dozen livestock. The property is bounded by Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and breathtaking views in every direction. Villa Sorriso comes with its own onsite property manager, allowing the new occupants to merely enjoy the surroundings without worrying about maintenance.
The home was originally listed in August with a price of $35 million, though it was recently reduced to $29.9 million. Williams might no longer be interested in living at Villa Sorriso, but it remains a gem in the heart of California wine country.
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