After years on and off the market and several price cuts, a massive vineyard estate in Napa Valley of the late Robin Williams has finally found its new owner. French winemakers Alfred and Melanie Tesseron have purchased this estate, nicknamed Villa Sorriso (Villa of Smiles) for $18.1 million. Magnificent 653-acre estate is situated atop the Mayacamas Mountains between Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
Built from Portuguese limestone, the main residence offers almost 20,000-square-feet of luxurious living spaces and includes five bedrooms and twelve baths (six full and six half), an oak-paneled library, 12-seat home theater, family room, elevator, climate controlled cellars for wine and art storage and 3 safe rooms and smart house technology.
Outdoor amenities include a 65-foot pool, a horse barn and a spring-fed pond for bass fishing. The vast property with 18 acres of olives and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes is crisscrossed with hiking and horse riding trails.
The new owners, Alfred and Melanie Tesseron, hail from a famed winemaking family in Bordeaux, France. The celebrity provenance of the home had nothing to do with the purchase, Ms. Tesseron said, although “personally, I’m a massive fan of Robin Williams.”
This price is one of the highest ever paid for a Napa Valley home without a winery.