House of the Day: Bid on Robert Mondavi's Napa Estate

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Sited on a hill overlooking Napa Valley, this 56-acre estate offers jaw-dropping 360-degree views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains as well as San Francisco Bay. Owned by winemaker Robert Mondavi, the home, which was formerly listed at $25 million, will hit the auction block Nov. 16. with a reserve price of $13.9 million (the minimum bid that the seller will accept).

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The home itself, located in Napa, Calif., is a whopping 11,500 square feet and features giant entertaining spaces, a 50-foot swimming pool and spa, eat-in kitchen with wood-fired pizza oven, elevator and three-story tower with a circular staircase. Additionally, the estate, which was designed by well-known architect Cliff May, has an exercise room, guest suite, guest cottage and tennis courts.

Though the property doesn't boast a vineyard of its own, two acres are suitable for grape cultivation.

Mondavi is famous for having brought international fame to Napa Valley wine through his savvy marketing and wine-aging tweaks.

Sheldon Good & Company is handling the auction.

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