On August 11, 2014, the world stopped laughing as it mourned the passing of comedian/actor Robin Williams. The man who rose to fame playing lovable alien Mork, in the television show Mork and Mindy, was a master of improvisation and one of the best stand-up comedians to ever grab a microphone. His most acclaimed work was of a more serious nature, but the world will forever remember him as someone we could always count on to make us laugh.
The late actor's Napa estate, appropriately named Villa Sorriso (Villa of Smile) has finally sold, two years after his death and for almost half of what he had listed it for a couple years before he passed away.
Williams had tried to sell the 640 acre estate and 20,000 square foot house for $35 million in 2012. He eventually cut the price down to $29.9 million, and then again to $25.9 million, due to a lack of interest. His heirs finally dropped it down to $22.9 million, in hopes of generating some interest.
It sold for $18.1 million.
The new owners got quite a bit for their money. Along with the house, the property comes with a vineyard, caretaker's house that has four bedrooms, a 65-foot-long infinity-edge swimming pool, a tennis court, a nine stall horse barn, and plenty of riding and hiking trails.
Want to go fishing? The new owner can, in his very own spring fed pond.
As impressive as the grounds are, the house is absolutely incredible. It has plenty of room for family and guests with five bedrooms, and the owner will never have to wait for a bathroom, since there are ten spread around the spacious house.
Entertaining will certainly be easy, with the hosts being able to entertain guests in the billiards room or with a movie in the 12-seat home theater (that could easily fit more) as they enjoy a bottle of wine from the climate controlled wine cellar.
Worried about intruders in such a large home? There is no need to, since the house has three safe rooms.
In case the house and the grounds are not enough to make the new owner feel the price is a steal, the view of the Napa Valley from the house should do the trick.
Williams had been trying to sell it, because he wanted to downsize his life – something the new owner must not be the least bit concerned about.