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The Late Robin Williams 'Villa Sorriso' has Sold

The Napa estate of late actor and comedian Robin Williams has sold for $18.1 million cash, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. According to a news release, the purchasers are the winemaking family of Alfred and Melanie Tesseron, of Bordeaux, France. The property is located on Wall Road, occupying space in both Napa and Sonoma counties.

The 640-acre (mol) property, called Villa Sorriso for “villa of smiles,” returned to market two years ago for $29.9 million and was more recently listed at $22.9 million.

Built for the comic more than a decade ago, the sprawling estate centers on a limestone-clad mansion of nearly 20,000 square feet.

  • Features include a two-story entry with a rotunda and bell tower, a billiards room, an oak-paneled library, a 12-seat home theater and three safe rooms.

  • An elevator services each of the home’s three floors.

  • Climate-controlled cellars provide storage for artwork and wine.

  • In all, there are five bedrooms and 10 bathrooms in the main house. A caretaker’s house adds another four bedrooms.

  • A 65-foot-long infinity-edge swimming pool, a tennis court, lawns and rolling gardens make up the mansion grounds.

Elsewhere on the property are more than 18 acres of producing vineyards, hiking and horse riding trails, mature olive trees and a spring-fed pond. A nine-stall horse barn is among the equestrian facilities. The property consists of 640 acres (mol).

Joyce Rey and Cyd Greer of Coldwell Banker were the listing agents.

Williams, who died two years ago at 63, rose to fame on the sitcom “Mork & Mindy” (1977-82). Among his films of note is “Good Morning , Vietnam” (1987), “Dead Poets Society” (1989) and “Good Will Hunting” (1997), for which he won an Oscar for his supporting role.

Sources: The Wall Street Journal, The LA Times, Napa Valley Register

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