If anyone is in the market for a 20,000 square-foot, five-bedroom villa set on 640 acres, complete with tennis courts, a vineyard and private horse and hiking trails, then you may want to contact Robin Williams' real estate agent.
Williams has said that money concerns after two divorces led him to star in the struggling television series The Crazy Ones. After conferring with family, he decided he must sell the ranch because he just can’t afford it.
The property – named Villa Sorriso (Villa of Smiles) – is located in the Mayacamas Mountains between Napa and Sonoma, and is a mere 90 minutes by car from San Francisco.
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Williams was hands-on when he built the home in the early 2000s, adding many of his own creative touches.
The property is listed by Coldwell Banker Previews International agents Cyd Greer and Joyce Rey.
“As you would expect with an owner who is creative there’s a lot of artistry that went into the design,” said Greer. “It’s almost like walking into a painting."
Other features of the property include a 12-seat theater, a caretaker/guest house, a spring-fed pond stocked with bass, a 7-stall horse barn, a 65-foot pool with infinity edges, and a hot tub. There is also a partially-covered “belvedere” providing 360-degree views of the estate and surrounding land.
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“We are targeting buyers in Los Angeles extensively, as well as here,” said Greer. “I’m very optimistic. I would expect it will sell, probably to a local Silicon Valley or Bay Area buyer, or perhaps to an Asian buyer, because it comes with an ultra-premium vineyard. That market is hot now.”
“I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the buyer ends up being a CEO from the Silicon Valley. We also are seeing quite a bit of activity from Chinese buyers in our area now,” said Greer. “The Chinese are very attracted to high-end vineyards.”
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