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Robert Redford’s Napa Valley Hideaway Hits Market For $7.5 Million

Robert Redford is walking away from acting and his rustic, 10-acre Napa Valley estate. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

That’s a wrap. Robert Redford is calling it quits. After a long, illustrious Hollywood career, the icon is retiring from acting and unloading his beloved wine country estate—Danza del Sol, in Napa Valley. The secluded compound is as private as Redford himself, spanning a cloistered 10 acres mere minutes from Napa’s idyllic St. Helena village. Situated atop a scenic knoll, the gated estate is listed for $7.5 million by Steve Mavromihalis.

After more than a decade in residence, Robert Redford is selling Danza del Sol for $7.5 million. OPEN HOMES PHOTOGRAPHY

Secluded Danza del Sol estate in Napa Valley. OPEN HOMES PHOTOGRAPHY

Danza del Sol includes an eight-room, 5,225-square-foot main residence (three bedroom, three-and-a-half baths); two distinct garages (one barn style, another with an enormous workshop); and a grand 907-square-foot artist’s studio (one bedroom, one bath) where Redford’s wife Sibylle Szaggars plied her trade as a painter.



Detached garages offer an indoor-outdoor ambiance OPEN HOMES PHOTOGRAPHY

The rustic hideaway also has a vegetable garden, orchard, swimming pool, cozy cabana, backyard redwood hot tub, workout studio, and easily-accessible hiking trails.

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According to reports, Redford and Szaggars purchased the tranquil retreat in 2004. It’s where the couple rested, rejuvenated and resurrected their spirits whenever they needed to unplug—meditating along wooded trails, creating in the artist’s studio, admiring a favorite car or motorcycle in the separate garage, relaxing in the spa, luxuriating poolside or cherishing  viticultural views from the understated main residence, the listing states.

All spaces highlight idyllic views OPEN HOMES PHOTOGRAPHY

The main residence includes eight rooms. OPEN HOMES PHOTOGRAPHY

“The home is surrounded by a natural and secluded landscape,” says Redford. “The property is connected to a beautiful hiking trail that leads to the Meadowood Resort, which we love and are members of. In addition, my wife and I were attracted to the timeless European architecture and feel of the house.”

Rustic wine country seclusion OPEN HOMES PHOTOGRAPHY

Danza del Sol happily exploits outdoor entertaining spaces. OPEN HOMES PHOTOGRAPHY

At Danza del Sol, it’s easy to imagine unwinding, painting, sculpting, reading (scripts, newspapers, wine reviews), or entertaining friends.

Robert Redford was enticed by Danza del Sol’s European-style architecture. OPEN HOMES PHOTOGRAPHY

Outdoor terrace with views of wine country OPEN HOMES PHOTOGRAPHY

A winding driveway culminates with a beautiful fountain and the European-style white stucco manor enveloped by privatizing trees. Views are maximized from every space at the estate—high-beamed bedrooms, open bathrooms, sunken fireplace lounge (with tree trunk ottoman), formal dining room, elevated outdoor stone terraces, and arcadian walking trails included.

Hiking trails lead directly to Meadowood Resort which counts Redford and his wife as members. OPEN HOMES PHOTOGRAPHY

The charming white kitchen revolves around a central island. OPEN HOMES PHOTOGRAPHY

The charming white kitchen boasts a large center island and picture windows with gorgeous sweeping vistas of surrounding rolling hills. A huge family room features exposed white-beamed ceilings, built-ins, and an oversized wood-burning fireplace made of stone. There’s also a combo office-library.

The 5,225-square-foot main residence has three bedrooms that invite in the natural exterior landscape. OPEN HOMES PHOTOGRAPHY

Large master bath with soaking tub OPEN HOMES PHOTOGRAPHY

The master suite is beautified with floor-to-ceiling spectacle windows, a walk-in closet, a corner fireplace sitting area, and an expansive bathroom with sauna and soaking tub. The detached garages offer impressive indoor-outdoor panoramas of the art studio, workshop and exercise studio through retractable glass barn doors.

Redford’s wife Sibylle Szaggars painted in this massive garage art studio. OPEN HOMES PHOTOGRAPHY


Redford currently stars in The Old Man & The Gun, his last film as an actor. The 82-year-old Oscar winner is known for his appreciation of quaint living, Native American culture, and nature—particularly in the American West.

Actor Robert Redford (right) in the 1972 western, ‘Jeremiah Johnson.’ (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

This is most obvious in many of Redford’s films from Butch Cassidy & The Sundance KidA River Runs Through ItA Walk In The WoodsThe Horse WhispererJeremiah Johnson, and The Company You Keep, among other films where mountains, isolation, big skies, secluded cabins, forest hideaways, rehabilitation, and escape are prevalent themes. He also founded Park City, Utah’s famed Sundance Film Festival and maintains the Sundance Mountain Resort, which houses a collection of Native American art.

Robert Redford and wife Sibylle Szaggars. (Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

So why is the actor giving up this bucolic paradise? “We want to move back to the Bay Area to be closer to family,” says Redford. Did I mention Redford is a dedicated family man? Like an iconic actor studying his last script, he’s turning the page. It’s time for an understudy at Danza del Sol—next up. The listing calls Danza del Sol a small slice of heaven in the Napa Valley. Judging from the estate, the landscape and the couple’s apparent peaceful co-existence, it’s easy to see why.

Robert Redford won a Best Director Academy Award for his film, ‘Ordinary People.’ (ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

“Bob and Sibylle live, and have lived, intentional lives—lives that always seek an equilibrium between work and play; between body and spirit; between celebrating human creativity and appreciating the untouched natural world around us,” says Mavromihalis. “At Danza del Sol they have sought, and in my opinion, successfully created, that sense of equilibrium—a sublime equilibrium that embraces everyone who visits the property.”