A bargain missed
February 04, 2016
Villa Sorriso (Villa of Smiles), the former home of Robin Williams and his second wife Marsha Garces, has finally sold but for significantly less than the original asking price. Passed on to Robin's three children after his suicide, the home originally listed at $35 million in 2012 sold to French winemakers Alfred Tesseron and his niece Melanie Tesseron for $18.1 million.

Located in the Mayacama Mountains straddling the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Villa Sorriso consists of 23 acres on 653 acres of vineyards producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc wines and olive groves producing 30-50 gallons of oil per year. The land has a natural spring-fed fishing pond, groomed and landscaped grounds with a tennis court, large infinity-edge pool, nine-stall horse barn and riding trails. The three level Mediterranean-type villa measures about 20,000 square feet with five bedrooms and 11 baths. It has a picturesque bell tower, a 12-seat theater, billiards room and climate-controlled cellar. The separate guest house includes four additional bedrooms. The home was promoted by Top10RealEstateDeals online.

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