Four months before his tragic death at age 63, Robin Williams put his Napa Valley vineyard estate up for sale. Nicknamed Villa Sorriso, or Villa of Smiles, the sprawling 653-acre property located in the Mayacamas Mountains was listed in April for $29.9 million.
According to real estate site Zillow, the Oscar-winning actor originally tried to sell the estate for $35 million in 2012. He reportedly took it off the market due to a drought of buyers.
The home's website describes the main residence as a five-bedroom, 20,000-square-foot house with six full baths, five half baths, indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces, an infinity pool, and a private tower and bridge. The property also includes a guesthouse, a horse barn, a tennis court, and "18.4 acres of vineyards producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc wines."
Photos of the estate offer an even closer look at some of its amenities, including a wine cellar and a wood-paneled library space. The scenery around the villa is gorgeous, too; per the site, it's located near Sugarloaf Ridge State Park between Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
Williams opened up about listing the property in an interview with Parade last year, telling the magazine, "There are bills to pay. My life has downsized, in a good way. I'm selling the ranch up in Napa. I just can't afford it anymore."
He noted, too, that he'd lost some money in his two divorces. (He split from first wife Valerie Velardi, mom to his son Zak, in 1988, and from Marsha Garces, mom to kids Zelda and Cody, in 2008.)
"Divorce is expensive," he explained. "I used to joke they were going to call it 'all the money,' but they changed it to 'alimony.' It's ripping your heart out through your wallet. Are things good with my exes? Yes. But do I need that lifestyle? No."
Williams' publicist clarified, though, that the actor had no financial troubles at the time of his death, telling Us Weekly, "Reports suggesting Robin may have had financial issues are simply false. I understand people's desire to try to understand Robin's passing, but we would encourage your focus be on working to help others and understand depression."
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