While his eccentric persona may lead you to believe he lives like an oddball in an apartment covered in mirrors, or a lair of his own molted bodyhair, Robin Williams is actually a man of fine taste if the sprawling Napa vineyard he recently listed is any indication. But before you consider ponying up the $30 million asking price, you might want to take a look at what all comes with the idyllic 650+ acre spread.
Situated roughly two hours north of Mrs. Doubtfire's San Francisco digs, Villa Sorriso is perched atop the Mayacamas Mountans and borders the Sugarloaf Ridge State Park — essentially adding thousands of unoccupied acres to the already stunning views, which you can take in from nearly any spot inside the 20,000-square-foot main residence.
The home is fairly new — constructed in 2003 of Portuguese limestone — but evokes an older, regal vibe thanks to the classic Italianate architecture. Inside, you have your pick of five bedrooms, plus six full and five half bathrooms (so many places to pee!). Though if you don't feel like sharing, you can ship off visitors to the on-site 3,200 square foot guest house.
The main pad is decked out with a laundry list of amenities and entertainment zones, including an oak-paneled library, elevator, private tower and bridge, and, for fellow paranoid celebrities in the market, a whopping three safe rooms.
Plus a private screening room. Sorry Ron Howard, but Robin's is waaaay nicer.
Not to mention the climate controlled cellars for wine and art storage.
Besides the grand terrace out back, complete with a 65-foot infinity pool, the grounds feature multi-tiered sculpture gardens...
A tennis court...
...and a stunning private pond.
In terms of agri-awesomeness, the property boasts 100+ olive trees, which are capable of producing between 30 and 50 gallons of oil per year. That, plus the 18+ acres of vineyards producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc (with contracts through the end of 2014 with Robert Craig Winery and Rombauer Vineyards) should keep you buzzed and well sated year-round...
...as you take in the majesty of your epic property, watching loads of hot air balloons ascend in the distance. No big deal.
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He has too many favorite Robin Williams movies to list, but Jumanji still reigns supreme.