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Inside the house laughter built: Robin Williams' still for sale $30 million Napa Valley property gives rare insight into the actor's private world

It may be known as the Villa of Smiles but since Robin Williams' death, his Napa Valley home's for sale listing is now tinted with sadness.
The late actor had put the home on the market months before his August 11 death, saying he could no longer afford the sprawling mansion in the middle of California wine country.
The Hook actor had the home built to his requirements in 2003, and images of the property provide a rare look inside the star's private world.

Hidden hideaway: Robin Williams' secluded Napa, California, mansion remains on the market for $29.9 million
Hidden hideaway: Robin Williams' secluded Napa, California, mansion remains on the market for $29.9 million
While many celebrity mansions are staged and sanitised so that their owner's identity is hidden, Robin's hand can be seen throughout the main house and the 650-acre property.
Featuring a staggering 20,000-square-foot five bedroom, six full and five half bathrooms main house and a four bedroom guest house, the 'ranch' as Robin called it, had provided a hideaway from Hollywood for the star.
However, he had tried to sell the home in 2012 for $35 million but did not find any buyers, then in April re-listed the home for the reduced price of $29.9 million. 


A montage of Robin Williams' best movies incl Patch Adams
Lessening the load: The late actor, pictured here in September, had put the home on the market months before his August 11 death, saying he could no longer afford the sprawling mansion
Lessening the load: The late actor, pictured here in September, had put the home on the market months before his August 11 death, saying he could no longer afford the sprawling mansion
Through the keyhole: The Hook actor had the home built to his requirements in 2003, and images of the property provide a rare look inside the star's private world
Through the keyhole: The Hook actor had the home built to his requirements in 2003, and images of the property provide a rare look inside the star's private world
Despite his tragic death, the home remains an active listing with Joyce Rey and Cyd Greer with Coldwell Bankers, on behalf of the funnyman's trust.
While at first glance the Villa Sorriso - Villa of Smiles - looks like any other mansion with its blend of understated furnishings coupled with antiques, on closer inspections Robin's touches can be seen everywhere.
The Portuguese limestone house's study was clearly where the Mrs. Doubtfire star retreated to read and rest.
A house for all: Known as the Villa of Smiles, the property includes a 20,000-square-foot five bedroom, six full and five half bathrooms main house and a four bedroom guest house
A house for all: Known as the Villa of Smiles, the property includes a 20,000-square-foot five bedroom, six full and five half bathrooms main house and a four bedroom guest house
Away from it all: The estate is more than 650 acres and has a winery and extensive views of the surrounding Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Away from it all: The estate is more than 650 acres and has a winery and extensive views of the surrounding Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
The built-in book case is filled with objects to inspire the comedian and thinker, including a hand carved chessboard, antiques and sculptures from around the world, and an extensive book collection.
Arranged into genres such as art, travel, film and wine, his library includes everything from comedic encyclopedia Laughing Matters, The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson, the thought provoking Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh and celebrity profiles in Show and Tell by John Lahr.
But just like the comedian himself, with every deep thought came a laugh, and alongside the books the iconic actor also kept his Hollywood figurine collection. 
Rest and retreat: The library features built-in book cases filled with objects to inspire the comedian and thinker, including a hand carved chessboard, antiques and sculptures from around the world, and an extensive book collection


Rest and retreat: The library features built-in book cases filled with objects to inspire the comedian and thinker, including a hand carved chessboard, antiques and sculptures from around the world, and an extensive book collection
Just like him: The intimate space includes both thought provoking tomes and funny Hollywood figurines, allowing the space to be both serious and silly at the same time
Just like him: The intimate space includes both thought provoking tomes and funny Hollywood figurines, allowing the space to be both serious and silly at the same time
A child at heart - Robin even named his daughter Zelda after a computer game character - the actor collected figurines of some of Hollywood's most legendary characters and actors including Marilyn Monroe, Frankenstein's monster, Jaws and Disney's rendition of Captain Hook - the character he famously faced off against in the live action retelling of Peter Pan.
Outside in the property's sprawling grounds, which features a winery and extensive views of the surrounding Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Robin's playful side is also evident with giant plastic retro 'cowboy and Indian' action figures scattered around.
The life-sized bright red and blue figures are hard to miss against the luscious green landscaping and vineyard which produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc varietals.
Fanciful: Outside in the property's sprawling grounds, Robin's playful side is also evident with giant plastic retro 'cowboy and Indian' action figures scattered around
Fanciful: Outside in the property's sprawling grounds, Robin's playful side is also evident with giant plastic retro 'cowboy and Indian' action figures scattered around
Breaking the mould: The life-sized bright red and blue sculptures are hard to miss against the luscious green landscaping and vineyard which produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc varietals
Breaking the mould: The life-sized bright red and blue sculptures are hard to miss against the luscious green landscaping and vineyard which produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc varietals
The large property also features a stunning infinity pool abutting the main house that is an amazing 65 feet long.
Also contained within the grounds is a seven-stall horse barn, tennis court, hiking and riding trails, a spring-fed pond, and, more than 100 olive trees which produces gallons of olive oil every year.
While beautiful, the home was a strange choice for the star whom had struggled with alcoholism previously.
Grand elements: The large property also features a stunning infinity pool abutting the main house that is an amazing 65 feet long as well as a hot tub and wading pool
Grand elements: The large property also features a stunning infinity pool abutting the main house that is an amazing 65 feet long as well as a hot tub and wading pool
Real ranch: Also contained within the grounds is a seven-stall horse barn (pictured), tennis court, hiking and riding trails, a spring-fed pond, and, more than 100 olive trees which produces gallons of olive oil every year
Real ranch: Also contained within the grounds is a seven-stall horse barn (pictured), tennis court, hiking and riding trails, a spring-fed pond, and, more than 100 olive trees which produces gallons of olive oil every year
Not only does the Villa produce various wine varieties but it also has a wine cellar, which was fully stocked with its own reds during the home's photo shoot.
It was not this issue which led to the star putting his home back on the market in April, it was instead his battle to stay solvent.
He told Parade 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.
Unusual choice: While beautiful, the home was a strange choice for the star whom had struggled with alcoholism previously as it has both the vineyards and an extensive wine cellar
Unusual choice: While beautiful, the home was a strange choice for the star whom had struggled with alcoholism previously as it has both the vineyards and an extensive wine cellar
Little surprises: Hidden through the home is comical elements that giveaway who its owner was
Little surprises: Hidden through the home is comical elements that giveaway who its owner was
'Divorce is expensive, 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.'
Robin's publicist has since said the star had no financial troubles at the time of his death saying, '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.'
The actor was found dead around lunchtime on Monday August 11 after taking his own life after battling with depression and coming to terms with a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease. He was 63.
Family minded: The 63-year-old has three adult children - Zach, Zelda and Cody - and the home ensures that it was able to cater for big family holiday dinners
Family minded: The 63-year-old has three adult children - Zach, Zelda and Cody - and the home ensures that it was able to cater for big family holiday dinners





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