After completing the construction of a newly minted home in the Tesuque Valley of New Mexico, Robert Redford and his artist wife Sibylle Szaggars recently listed their Napa retreat for $7.5M.
The couple bought the 10-acre Napa Valley retreat in 2004 and named it Danza del Sol. The home sits on a knoll at the end of a gated drive with mature oak trees providing shade and privacy. The living space has 5,275 square feet, three bedrooms and three and a half baths. Just a five-minute drive to the town of St. Helena, the home was untouched in last summer’s devastating Napa and Santa Rosa fires.
Adding to the European-style architecture of the home, the Redford’s added a path of roses leading to the pool, a hot tub and a vegetable garden with raised beds made of same-stone retaining walls found throughout the property. “As soon as we moved into the home, we planted an orchard and enhanced landscaping which have (now) matured and provide us with outdoor spaces to enjoy and connect with natural surroundings,” said the 82-year-old actor, Oscar winning director, producer and founder of the Sundance Film Festival.
After thoroughly remodeling the home, the couple built a 907 square foot art studio with clear glass garage doors that open out onto a stone terrace. They added a 500 square foot workshop and a 906 square foot detached garage.
Redford said, “The property is very private, quiet and serene…we’ve enjoyed the solitude the home provides along with the close proximity to Napa Valley and that it has to offer.”
Redford’s film career exploded in the early 1970’s with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting and The Way We Were. The film Ordinary People earned him an Academy Award for Best Director in 1982. Redford’s most recent film, Old Man and A Gun, was released in October.