Robin Williams' wine country estate sells for $18 million

By admin
26 January 2016

Robin Williams' estate in Napa, California has been sold for $18.1 million (R300 million), after spending over three years on and off the market.

The sprawling property, which features a mansion and a working vineyard, was originally listed in 2012 for $35 million (R580 million) and became available again in 2014 for $29.9 million (R495 million). But the estate, named Villa Sorriso, has now been purchased by French winemakers Alfred and Melanie Tesseron of Chateau Pontet-Canet for $18.1 million (R300 million), which is far less than the original asking price, according to the Wall Street Journal. Williams committed suicide at his home in Tiburon, California during a battle with depression in 2014 at the age of 63.

In October 2015, it was reported Robin’s surviving relatives finally put an end to the legal battle over his estate.

Robin’s children from previous marriages went to court with their father's widow, Susan Schneider, disputing over the late Mrs. Doubtfire comedian’s assets and the Villa Sorriso estate was a huge bone of contention throughout the case.

Previous reports claimed the family members were also arguing over what to do with his expensive bike collection, artwork and books he owned.

TMZ noted avid cycler Robin spent over a million dollars on the sport and he owned dozens of bicycles at the time of his death. Some of them are extremely rare and worth tens of thousands of dollars each.

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