Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Robin Williams To Shed Napa Valley Vineyard
LOCATION: Napa, CA
SIZE: 20,000(-ish) square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 6 half bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: This one comes courtesy of Mister Sassy Pants (aka Phillip Themholes) who kindly let Your Mama know that comedian/actor Robin Williams has hoisted Villa Sorriso, his 653-acre spread tucked semi-remotely into the Mayacama Mountains near Napa, CA on the (open) market with an asking price of $35,000,000.
The 60-year old Mister Williams, recently married in nearby St. Helena for the third time to a younger Sausalito-based artist/graphic designer named Susan Schneider,
Property records are not entirely clear on when Mister Williams acquired the secluded vineyard estate, about 80 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, but it appears that he's owned at least a portion of it since April 1994.
Listing information shows the monumental, stucco and limestone Italianate villa measures more than 20,000 square foot over three floors with a total of five bedrooms and six full and six half bathrooms.
Opulent but casual interior spaces include an impress the guests type foyer and stair hall with bronze railings, formal living and dining rooms, oak-paneled library, colossal eat-in kitchen, 12-seat state-of-the-art movie theater with tiered seating for 12 (or more), temperature-controlled vaults for wine and art storage, and a bridge gallery that connects to a viewing tower with wrap around views of the surrounding mountains, vineyards and valleys.
The back of the house spills out to an antique stone tiled terrace with 65-foot long infinity-edged swimming pool and party-sized spa. The grounds around the house include flat lawns, a multi-level sculpture garden, equestrian facilities, and detached garage for auto storage.
The 600-plus acres include vineyards, rolling mountains, a solar farm, a natural lake and hiking and horse riding paths that connect to thousands of acres of adjoining and protected open space.
Your Mama spent a few minutes perusing property records and by hook and crook figured out that in addition to the vast Napa Valley estate Mister Williams's property portfolio includes (but may not be limited to) a 6,517 square foot water front residence in Tiburon, CA purchased in the last days of December 2008 for $4,050,000 as well as a comparatively modest 2 bedroom and 1.5 bathroom residence in the Bronson Canyon area of Los Angeles purchased in February 2009 for $857,500 from Stephanie Savage, executive producer and/or co-creator of boob-toob fare that includes Hart of Dixie, Gossip Girl and The O.C.
In August 2007 Mister Williams purchased a small, one bedroom and 2 bathroom condo-crib with private roof terrace in the hipster haven of Williamsburg (Brooklyn) for $1,028,000 that in November 2011 was transferred into the name of his oldest son who, as it turns out, sold it in May of this year (2012) for $1,100,000.
listing photos: Sotheby's International Realty