The Napa Valley home that was built by the late and great Robin Williams has sold for $18.1 million after lingering on the market for many years.
The tremendous, 20,000-square-foot home is located in the Mayacamas Mountains on 653 acres. According to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the sale, French winemakers Alfred and Melanie Tesseron were the buyers of the property, though it is unclear whether they intend to build a winery there (they do plan to make wine on the 18.4 acres of vineyards, which has produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc wines). The property also has more than 100 olive trees, which can make 30-50 gallons of olive oil, according to the listing.
The main house has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and five half baths, a library, home theater, climate-controlled cellars to store wine and art and three safe rooms. The property also features a “private tower and bridge,” a 65-foot infinity pool, sculpture gardens, a 3,200-square-foot guest house, a barn for seven horses with riding trails, a tennis court and a pond.
The listing agent told the Journal that this was the highest price ever paid for a Napa Valley home without a winery. The home was originally listed for $35 million in 2012, and then dropped gradually and was last listed for $22.9 million.
Williams committed suicide in 2014, which many believed to have been caused by his suffering from Lewy Body Dementia.