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Robin Williams puts Sonoma estate up for sale

It's no joke: Actor and comedian Robin Williams has put his 650-acre hilltop estate straddling Sonoma and Napa counties on the market for $35 million.

The gated property includes a 20,000-square-foot Italianate manor featuring a home theater, wine and art cellars and three "Kevlar-wrapped safe rooms," according to sales information.

Outside features include a 65-foot infinity-edge swimming pool, European stone decking and multi-tiered sculpture garden. The land includes 24 acres of premium vineyards, 100 olive trees and a spring-fed pond.

Robin Williams' $35M Sonoma Estate

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The ridgetop property, known as Villa Sorriso or "Villa of Smiles," is perched next to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and sits mostly in Napa County. Two of its six parcels are located in Sonoma County, according to sales materials.

Those who have seen the estate describe it as a "spectacular property" atop the Mayacmas Mountains, said Ross Liscum, a broker associate with Century 21 North Bay Alliance in Santa Rosa.

The home has been marketed privately for sale for at least a year, said Nicki Naylor, an agent with Alain Pinel Realtors in Sonoma.

Williams' property still doesn't appear on the regular multiple listing service, agents said Thursday. But it can be found on its own Villa Sorriso website.

Only a handful of such luxury properties are offered in Wine Country at any time, Naylor said. Two years ago, she represented the seller for the home that former Citigroup chief executive Sanford "Sandy" Weill and his wife, Joan, purchased near Sonoma for about $30 million.

Often, she said, sellers don't get their full asking price.

"Thirty-five million is a big ticket for that neck of the woods," Naylor said.


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