Source: Sotheby's

Source: IMDb

When it comes to big-time personality, comedian and actor Robin Williams has that in spades. So it makes sense that a man of such enduring talent would also possess a home on the Napa, CA real estate market of equal scale.

But maybe Williams is entering a newer, more modest stage in his life? The 61-year-old has recently married for the third time and has apparently decided he doesn’t need the massive, 654-acre vineyard with its centerpiece manse called Villa Sorriso. Curbed reported that a Bay Area lawyer confirmed the actor’s decision to part with the property, which is listed by Sotheby’s.

According to The Real Estalker, Williams has owned at least portions of the 5-parcel property since 1994 but now has it listed for a juicy $35 million. The villa and its 24 acres of vineyards in the Mount Veeder appellation are located about 80 miles north of San Francisco and abut Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

The description contained on the home’s website does a good job approximating the stunning pictures:

Villa Sorriso sits majestically atop the Mayacama Mountains between Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Portuguese limestone envelopes close to twenty thousand square feet of luxurious living space, including five bedrooms, an oak-paneled library, state of the art home theater, family room, elevator, safe rooms, climate-controlled cellars for art as well as wine, and of course your very own tower and bridge. With summer lasting six months in wine country, you’ll be grateful for the sixty-five foot infinity-edge swimming pool. Surrounded by antique European stone decking, a lawn and multi-tiered sculpture garden, this is an area that promises legendary outdoor events.”

Not exactly the free-ranging associative humor we’d expect from Williams, who morphed from his early television days as Mork on “Mork & Mindy” to become a box-office stalwart in film genres ranging from drama to comedy. Then again, Williams has shown his range over the years, including an Academy Award-winning performance in “Good Will Hunting,” among other Oscar nomination-worthy roles.

Source: Sotheby's

Source: Sotheby's


Source: Sotheby's

Bird's-eye view of Williams' estate.


About the Author

Laura Vecsey is a former sports columnist, news reporter and politics writer and has worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Baltimore Sun, Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union and Harrisburg Patriot-News. She was also a regional editor with She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College.

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