Johnny Lists His French Estate

18 Jun

Not very long back, this estate was mentioned as a place he and Vanessa would still share. Also that the children, Vanessa, and Johnny could get together there. This place was very very special for Johnny and not due to Vanessa, so wow. This is out of character and odd. Why?

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Actor 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, or about $26 million.

The sale includes Mr. Depp’s furniture, books, DVDs, art and many of the actor’s other personal belongings, according to Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty, the firm listing the property.

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,” Mr. Kraft said. Other buildings in the square include a laundry building and a garage, all made to look like local businesses, Mr. Kraft said.

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, Mr. Kraft said, 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.

Mr. Depp had spent extensive time at the property with his two children and former partner, French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis, Mr. Kraft said. Mr. Depp, who married actress Amber Heard in February, wasn’t available to comment.

UPDATE

“Johnny’s used the property extensively to get away from the Hollywood hustle, recharge his batteries and reconnect with nature. He truly loved this property which allowed him to lead a normal, tranquil life and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. It is here where he taught his kids, Lily-Rose and Jack, to appreciate such essential values as respect of nature and a healthy, down-to-earth lifestyle.”
But most notable:: “Johnny has decided to sell the Plan de la Tour – property to close this chapter of his life and move on. He hopes that someone else will enjoy the property as much as he did and bring him or her the same happiness it brought him.”
“In a rare move seldom seen in real estate sales of similar character, the asking price actually includes all of the property’s furniture and a great number of personal belongings of Johnny Depp. Thus, the purchaser will be able to not only acquire an exceptional property, but also many personal items of one of the greatest stars of our times.”

http://www.wsj.com/articles/johnny-depp-lists-his-french-estate-for-26-million-1434651883

http://www.cotedazur-sothebysrealty.com/the-provencal-estate-of-johnny-depp-st5529.html

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45 Responses to “Johnny Lists His French Estate”

  1. Andrew June 18, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    From Sad for JD

    Holy shit…Johnny has to sell Plan-de-la-tour in order to buy himself a father’s day gift…😕
    He is selling everything in the estate including art, books etc…just 23 Million dollars.
    Depending on what he left behind, there could be a fortune in memorabilia….scaves, moth eaten clothing, Johnny’s painting and who knows ….a couple of bottles of wine???
    Would be interesting to view the estate, the attached article has a brief description of the property.

  2. Andrew June 18, 2015 at 5:58 pm #

    1. Liquify it. (sell it) so bitch can’t have access to any of it. Once liquefied it goes into the children’s trusts where bitch can’t touch it.
    2. Bitch can’t take her friends there. Ever.

    • sad for jd June 18, 2015 at 6:12 pm #

      That’s an interesting thought but how does his children feel about selling their home…or one of them.
      I guess it best to divest of property he no longer uses or has old family memories….will he sell his LA castle because he and his new love have supposedly moved to a new house…along with her sister…and perhaps other family and friends…..sounds like a depp commune.

  3. Andrew June 18, 2015 at 6:06 pm #

    So with the updated info at the bottom, it states he wants to close that chapter of his life. Good to know it wasn’t that sentimental or valuable to him if that be true. Dick move. However I still believe he’s selling and liquidating it so that Chupa can’t access it or gain anything from it. “He has his life, and I have mine”

    • Jdfan June 18, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

      I agree. Getting rid of it so bitch can’t touch it. Good. The less she gets after this nightmare finally ends the better.

  4. designsondepp June 18, 2015 at 7:40 pm #

    IMO, it seems Johnny put in much of his heart creating this sanctuary at Plan-de-laTour for his family, as I also believe he did with the VAJOLIROJA for his family’s enjoyment. Quiet and private family time. GONE. Now it’s a constant flash of perfunctory appearances and strange drama. Where is your heart now Johnny?

    • sad for jd June 18, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

      Yes… will he keep his beloved private island where he had many family vacations or sell it to rid himself of a nightmare ….one big blonde texan bitch of a mistake.
      I’m sure his children don’t want to go there with their new step mother….will she rename the beaches after her children…boo and pistol?

    • Andrew June 18, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

      Thanks designsondepp, my wife said almost the same thing. hmmmm

  5. Liz June 18, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

    This is the part that astounds me… “a great number of personal belongings of Johnny Depp.” This could not be more uncharacteristic and reeks of something funny. This is a man who will hold onto everything longer than he should, even clothing long beyond it’s wearable state!!

    So what gives???

    Is this really him wanting to “close that chapter of his life” in which case, we may now understand why he’s not been around his children much. I recently saw the movie The Judge and there’s a little girl in it who says in regards to her parents divorce, “daddy’s don’t get lonely, they just marry younger mommies.” Has Johnny really fallen for the world’s worst cliche??

    Or, is it possible Amber is behind this.

    I don’t get why you all think Johnny selling it now means Amber doesn’t get any of the money. To me that is EXACTLY what happens, he sells it now whilst they are married and that money goes back into the pot that she can suck from! If he held onto it, she wouldn’t be able to touch it because it was acquired LONG before she married him.

    Personally I hope this stays on the market long enough for Depp to come to his senses and at the very least get his personal belongings out of there! Seriously, those are his memories, his children’s memories, how could he so carelessly leave it all behind as if it didn’t matter?? This really, really doesn’t seem like his doing. Unless Succubus has officially sucked out the last of his heart, soul and brain!

    • Andrew June 18, 2015 at 9:31 pm #

      She doesn’t get any of the money because THEY AREN’T ACTUALLY MARRIED. Whatever monies she gets out of this arrangement has already been decided. He doesn’t have to raise money to be able to give her a predetermined amount. That is why him selling his estate is NOT to line Amber’s pocket. Furthest thing from it. SHE ISN’T IN A REAL LEGAL MARRIAGE. No minister at the wedding, no license on record.

      • Jdfan June 18, 2015 at 10:01 pm #

        ^This

      • Liz June 18, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

        Oh come on, if this marriage wasn’t legal don’t you think the media would’ve picked up on that by now? believe they got legally married in LA. The ceremony in the Bahamas was just that, a ceremony. And FYI, anyone can be ordained on the internet these days… I have friends that do that. The legal bit takes place elsewhere, not the ceremony.

        I mean, I’d love to believe there’s no marriage certificate tying these two together but if that were true, by now People or Us or some other publication would’ve ran with that story!

        • Andrew June 18, 2015 at 10:20 pm #

          Negative Liz. You can believe what you want to believe but in the STATE OF California when people get married they can file it as confidential, meaning that the press and the general public can not see the marriage license. Only an attorney can do that. Which means what? If they didn’t marry no one can prove it because they could claim to have filed it confidential. PRESS can’t access it, freedom of information act doesn’t apply.

          There fore no one knows if the wedding is really legal or not. There’s NO way to prove it actually legally happened. Period

      • Liz June 18, 2015 at 10:45 pm #

        Regarding the legality of the marriage, I assumed they could file confidentially and WOULD. Ergo, how can you use the lack of certificate as part of the proof that it’s not legal?? Just as you say the press couldn’t find it.

        Depp has been notorious about wanting to be married so why wouldn’t he go for it?

        The ceremony on the island was just that, a ceremony… it was never going to be recognized in the US so they would’ve HAD to do that separately so it doesn’t matter if there was no officiate. Frankly Heard is an atheist, Depp seems to be non religious so of course they don’t need any officiate. Just a friend reading some vows or they said their own.

        They probably just had a judge come by the house in LA and did legal crap there.

        I suppose only time will tell, but I believe Johnny fell into the trap and signed those damned papers.

        • Andrew June 19, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

          Here’s the thing, as much as they could have filed confidentially, they may not have and could use that as an excuse to say it was legal. We just don’t know for sure.

      • Minnie1 June 19, 2015 at 8:35 am #

        It was his asset before the marriage (if it took place), so Amber wouldn’t get any proceeds from the sale.

        It’s like Johnny has resigned himself to having sold his soul to the devil. But at least the bitch won’t be swanning around the estate, acting like Lady Muck,

        I especially feel sorry for Vanessa, given the Benjamin situation. There most be a lot of memories for her in that house.

      • sad for jd June 19, 2015 at 11:52 am #

        Minnie good one …lady muck. 😁😀😃

  6. Elizabeth Dailey June 18, 2015 at 9:53 pm #

    This is quite sad. In one photo you see the painting from the Libertine and in another what looks to be framed baby clothes. And none of it means anything? Hopefully while Vanessa and Lily are in France they can go there and get things that mean something to them. Also I’m sort of surprised with Lily nearing adulthood she might have wanted the place. At least for vacations and what not until she’s older with children. Jack too. I know that I’d do anything for my old childhood home. Maybe I’m just too sentimental. I hope at least that Andrew is right and the money will go into the childrens trusts.

    • Andrew June 18, 2015 at 10:25 pm #

      wait framed baby clothes? I missed that. what the hell….

      • Elizabeth Dailey June 18, 2015 at 10:37 pm #

        In the photo with the fire place theres some tiny striped outfit. People in my family keep the outfit they bring babies home in so I was thinking maybe that. Don’t know though but it certainly meant something at the time to frame it. /sigh

      • sad for jd June 19, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

        Elizabeth, I saw that outfit along with the guitar….I think it’s odd for anyone just to let all their personal items go with the house but I guess I’m sentimental.
        I can’t believe he would let all the personal item be sold especially since the person buying it will sell them…and he loves his children first..then his guitars, books and music. Either it’s BS to attract buyers or Johnny is losing it….I surely hope Vanessa, Lily and Jack go and grab there memorable items.
        All very sad.
        Go to buy a lotto ticket…

    • Liz June 18, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

      omg good eyes! Also, the framed photo next to that looks an awful lot like the photo Depp has tattooed on one arm!! I believe that’s supposed to be a family relative of some kind. I think that’s what I heard he said the tattoo was.

      Damn Depp, WTF!!!?!??!

      This seriously is… not….right. Someone check that man’s mental status ASAP!

      • Liz June 18, 2015 at 10:49 pm #

        Also that guitar, sitting in the chair, has been in photos with Depp before. I believe it was also a gift but from whom, I can’t recall!

  7. designsondepp June 18, 2015 at 10:44 pm #

    close the book…sad

    • Liz June 18, 2015 at 10:54 pm #

      I thought the place looked familiar. ^Johnny directed this and it will forever be of more value than any crap he buys for Amber.

      Perhaps it’s all just too painful for Depp. Perhaps cause he’s still in love with the life he had, despite whatever bullshit he’s trying to spin.

      You can’t get it back Johnny boy but you sure as hell don’t have to fuck it all completely to hell! Stop now, you can still salvage SOME relationship with your children. Keep on this path, kiss it all goodbye. Succubus will win.

  8. Liz June 18, 2015 at 11:00 pm #

    *sigh* if only I had $26 million I’d snap this place right up. It looks fabulous to me. I’d keep all his awesome shit too! LOL

    • sue7725 June 19, 2015 at 8:36 am #

      I agree. I would do the same thing. Keep as is for his kids. OR if he ever came to his senses.

    • Andrew June 19, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

      and you’d let me come stay in the guest house, we’d find tons of stuff to write about.

      • Liz June 19, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

        Sure! I bet we’d find his “SOS” painted on a floor under a carpet…. “Chupa eating me alive, please help!”

        • Andrew June 19, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

          That could be found at any place of residence LOL

      • TheRaven June 19, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

        SOS? I believe it! Let’s hope they are never stuck on that island and need help. With her traverse, transverse they’ll be in trouble.

  9. Liz June 18, 2015 at 11:10 pm #

    Just had the thought, how awesome would it be if Vanessa snapped it up??! Unlike Amber, she probably has the cash! LOL

    • Andrew June 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

      LMAO

  10. just saying June 19, 2015 at 1:34 am #

    I was just thinking that maybe thats why lily and vanessa flew to France? Maybe they got wind of a plan…hmmm, I dont think Johnny would be so dumb to do something so heartless, but then again, he IS with a psychopath. Man, could this hollywierd couple get any wierder?

  11. Jane June 19, 2015 at 7:50 am #

    People focus on Vanessa teeth, but when i look at picture or video like this one….shés just soooooo much more beautiful than Amber nobody-wannabe-fake-artist!!! You can feel her soul…she s ans angel!!! and put a picture of Vanessa at 29…. Omg she was so hot!!! plus she has talent-charisma-heart!! amber heard has nothing compare to her… She was a nobody before Depp and she will disappear when he dump her ass….. She wont leave him! when i saw the clip in japan when she said that she will go anywhere he goes…. I understood that shes like a glue!! elle est collée à son cul!! as a JD fan, i never ever tought that i would marry a stupid-fake-nobody-notalent women!!!!!!!I believed he loved them at least, original!!!!!

    • Adrienne June 19, 2015 at 9:24 am #

      I absolutely agree, to me Vanessa is the beauty and Nobody is the duckling. Vanessa was so incredibly beautiful as a young girl and woman, miss plastic-surgery-fake-blonde can never reach up to her.

      I think this story is strange, very strange and it adds to a growing puzzle revealing a picture of someone who is in a real muddle. It seems like JD wants to get completely rid of his old life. This is not someone who has moved on and is fine with his new life, this is someone who wants to forget, forget the past completely. What on earth has happened between him and Vanessa? I might be wrong, but to me selling the house with all family memories, selling the boat, renaming beaches on his island, drinking exessively in public, and throwing himself into a marriage with some desperate blonde half his age, does not sound like someone who has happily moved on with his life. Rather is sounds like someone being in total denial about how much he has fucked up the only thing that might ever have really mattered to him.

      • Jane June 19, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

        Plus, Vanessa don’t need to act slutty in video, movie or photo session to be interesting or to get attention… That’s what no- talent-stupid-no-class women do to be notice!!! vanessa is not only a star inFrance.. I am from Montreal, french canadian, and here she is a lot respected… For her talent, class, work and charisma!!!!!!!

  12. the view form here June 19, 2015 at 9:52 am #

    Selling the house sounds like a financial decision because neither he nor his family use it anymore. What’s odd is that personal belongings come with it. Maybe that is overstated to get interest going in the sale. But, then again, Depp is not one to look back. In some interview he mentioned that he still has things in storage from 20 years ago that he never unpacked after coming home from filming out of town. Maybe it just shows that he really truly doesn’t care about material things…in contrast to his “wife”.

    But, another possibility is that Vanessa and Lily asked him to get rid of it rather than let the “wife” have access to it. I do believe he would honor this request since he already let the “wife” and her family and friends invade the island that was once so special to them as a family.

    • sad for jd June 19, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

      Good point …perhaps Vanessa, Lily and Jack asked Johnny to keep this a family home and they didn’t want turdy and her minions to invade their home. Maybe he got mad or more likely Amber had a tantrum and he selling it to avoid conflict.

  13. KC June 19, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    I think he is selling it because the fiercely independent Mrs Depp is terrified that his connection to this estate ties him to Vanessa. If nothing more it holds way too many happy memories. I think that she knows that the “marriage” is weak and is manipulating him to sell in an attempt to further distance him from Vanessa and possible LIlly-Rose.

    By the way Minnie1, the pre-marital asset would be touchable by The Fierce One if he still owns it at the time of separation, but the $$ from the sale will now become community property.

    • Minnie1 June 19, 2015 at 11:42 am #

      Same as in NY: http://www.courts.ca.gov/1039.htm

      Separate Property

      Separate property is anything you have that you owned before you were married or before you registered your domestic partnership. Inheritances and gifts to 1 spouse or domestic partner, even during the marriage or domestic partnership, are also separate property. Rents, profits, or other money you earn from your separate property is also separate property. And property you buy with separate property is also separate property.

      For example, if you buy a car with money you inherited from a relative who passed away, the car belongs to you even if you bought it during the marriage or domestic partnership, because it was bought with your separate property.

      Separate property is also anything that you acquire after the date of separation, including money you earn. This is 1 of the reasons why the date of separation is so important. It can determine whether certain property or debt is community or separate property.

      If you have separate property, it belongs only to you, as long as it was kept separately. Debts can be separate property too, such as credit cards you might get after the date of separation.

      Mixed Community and Separate Property — Commingling

      Sometimes things are part separate property and part community property. This is called “commingling” because the separate property and community property have become mixed together. When property is a combination of separate or community property, it can get very complicated to figure out how to divide it.

      A common situation is when 1 party owned a house before the marriage or domestic partnership and then sold it and used the proceeds as a down payment on another house after getting married, or after registering a domestic partnership. The down payment for this new house would be considered separate property (since the money came from selling a house that 1 person owned before the marriage or partnership).

  14. Andrew June 19, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    Don’t the French know English or am I ill informed? Not all do?

    Thanks Raven for the tran.

    We can see this chapel besides everyone thought he was getting married here . At the end of the clip there is Lily -Rose , Jack and friends Vanessa and Johnny . I am very sad that Johnny is separating from/ selling this home . He always said that this was where he was reborn , his greatest satisfaction and he wants to drawn a line through the past. He really changed or Amber really has messed with his mind. In Closer they say that Vanessa wants to get Johnny , if it could be true.

  15. sad for jd June 19, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

    Well would that make this interesting. …not to be heartless or mean spirited.
    I read that Lily wants her parents back together…this is normal for children of a divorced/separated family. Vanessa is single….I’m sure Amber feeling the pressure and probably happy that they are in Australia together…but she’s leaving soon. Well the children visit dear old dad…Father’s day is Sunday and they missed his birthday. Is they are there while turdy is away …they will have time to talk some sense into him…
    The question is, does Vanessa want him back? If she doesn’t, will she work with her children to get him to wake up and dump the fame whore.

    • Minnie1 June 19, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

      LR is in France with Vanessa, or at least was with her a couple of days ago. Jack wasn’t in those photos, so who knows where he is.

      I can’t imagine Amber willingly letting go of her prize unless something better comes along. If you believe blind item gossip, she is not only nuts, but having him watched.She won’t give up without a very nasty fight if he tries to get rid of her.

  16. Liz June 19, 2015 at 3:40 pm #

    I too wonder why not put this estate in a trust for his children. Then Amber couldn’t touch it. The kids could choose to keep it or sell it. I mean really, that’s their childhood home (well one of them.) If he sells off his place in LA, it’s official, he’s leaving behind his family life. And I KNOW he loves that house, it’s one of a kind and he apparently went so far as to buy all the surrounding properties!

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