Johnny Depp is selling his private village in France
Johnny Depp is putting his estate in the South of France – a former village with more than a dozen buildings – on the market for €23.056 million.
Johnny Depp is putting his estate in the South of France – a former village with more than a dozen buildings – on the market for $26 million.
The sale includes Mr. Depp’s furniture, books, DVDs, art and many of the actor’s other personal belongings, according to The WSJ.
Near the village of Plan-de-la-Tour, the tiny hamlet that now comprises Mr. Depp’s estate had been largely deserted for decades.
When Mr. Depp purchased the roughly 37-acre parcel in 2001, “it was in a pretty rough state,” said Alexander Kraft, chairman and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty France.
Mr. Depp spent about $10 million restoring and updating the structures, which were likely constructed in the early 1800s from natural stone and wooden beams, with terra-cotta roofs.
The estate centers around a village square, with a church that Mr. Depp converted into a guest house; a former confessional is now a wardrobe.
There’s also a restaurant with a full professional kitchen, which Mr. Depp used as “basically the dining room.” Other buildings in the square include a laundry building and a garage, all made to look like local businesses.
Mr. Depp did much of the decorating himself rather than hiring a designer, Mr. Kraft said. A wine cave in the main house has a “Pirates of the Caribbean” motif, with skulls and brightly colored scarves.
The main house is a rambling structure of about 4,300 square feet, with five bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms and an art studio where Mr. Depp painted. There are also several cottages that are used for guests, as well as a covered wagon that Mr. Depp outfitted with a bathroom and kitchen.
There are two swimming pools, as well as a gym and a skate park with a halfpipe that Mr. Depp built for his son.
Via WSJ – Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty has this listing.