More On The Estate

19 Jun

Johnny Depp is said to be ‘closing the chapter’ on his life with former partner Vanessa Paradis after he put the former couple’s sprawling estate on the market for £16million.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star’s decision to sell the home he spent 14 years and millions of pounds to restore, comes just four months after Depp married Amber Heard, 23 years his junior.

And it seems he has decided to leave the memories of his past life behind as well, as the sprawling 37-acre property is being sold fully furnished, with DVDs still filling the bookshelves.

Alexander Kraft, chairman and chief executive of Sotheby’s International Realty France, who is selling the £16million property, revealed: ‘Johnny had 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.’

If all that isn’t enough, the 4,300 sq foot main home boasts five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and an art studio where the actor indulged in another of his passions – painting.

And if prospective buyers still require rooms for summer guests there are several cottages plus a bizarre covered wagon outfitted with a bathroom and kitchen. 

His life in his French idyll, away from the glare of the cameras and Hollywood, was said to be precious to him as he used it as a base.

‘There’s a great simplicity at our place in France at certain times of the day you could feel like it could be today, it could be mid-nineteenth century, or it could be the early 1600s,’ Depp revealed once.

‘And I really love that about our place.’

But now there are rumours that he and Heard are on to his next big property project – and it is said high on his wishlist is a Downtown Abbey style-home.

But now, as his agent Mr Kraft says, it’s time to move on.

‘He used the property extensively to get away from the Hollywood hustle, recharge his batteries and reconnect with nature,’ he said.

‘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 to appreciate such essential values as respect of nature and a healthy down to earth lifestyle.’



39 Responses to “More On The Estate”

  1. TheRaven June 19, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

    I hope Vanessa does as anyone else would do in this situation, a healthy reaction anyway, and that is to turn and walk away, as she’s done, and keep doing it. If I were in the same situation, I can promise you, that I’d make sure things were lined out. It doesn’t matter what REASON he really has for doing this, it’s just another tragedy as far as I’m concerned. The reason s irrelevant, selling this property is and will be the final straw for many people around Johnny, and some fans.

    He’s got himself wound up in one hell of a tangle and as you’ve seen, there are those around Johnny that got their foot/feet out of that snare some time back, and others more recently.

    Basically he probably thought he could use this whole situation to his advantage after he gave in and went public at The Rolling Stones, and well…………….that hasn’t been the case. His behaviors and addictions escalated, among other things that just took over.(work, money, losing friends) Never works out how you want it to, not with thumbs, and not combined with a man that is more than headstrong.

    P.S. That place was gorgeous and a piece of heaven. What a fucking shame.

  2. designsondepp June 19, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

    ^yes, it was a gorgeous piece of heaven for himself and HIS FAMILY. Something uniquely special. A real shame.

    • Andrew June 19, 2015 at 1:10 pm #


  3. TheRaven June 19, 2015 at 1:13 pm #

    I didn’t mean to imply it wasn’t a place for his family (Vanessa, LR, Jack) I’m aware it was their space. That has always been very clear. I meant it was special for the family. Sorry If I made it sound like it was only for him.

    • Andrew June 19, 2015 at 1:14 pm #

      I can’t speak for designsondepp but I didn’t take your post in that way. I did not take away from it, that you were speaking against or not concerned with how the sell of the home affected or could affect the family. No worries Raven.

  4. sad for jd June 19, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

    I could be wrong but the painting of elephant was painted by Johnny…..I’m sure I read or heard him in an interview talking about his painting and that he painted an elephant….the reason why I remembered that is because I like elephants. .so it something I remember . ..
    It’s all very sad….but it’s his life and it’s his to fuck up…but it’s sad for any child to go through the heart ache of a parent going off the reservation.

    • goawayjamber June 19, 2015 at 4:15 pm #

      SAD for JD Yes, he did mention the painting of elephant’s, on the Ellen show. I believe it was last year or earlier this year.

      • sad for jd June 19, 2015 at 11:00 pm #

        Thanks Goawayjamber….I think you are right…..

  5. Andrew June 19, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

    This is my opinion but I don’t think this decision to sell this estate was a decision made a long time ago or even right after the ceremony. I think it was recent.

    • Liz June 19, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

      agree. seems recent and rushed.

  6. fairytalegonereallywrong June 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    I think that this is a recent decision as well. Johnny seems to take serious jabs when Vanessa is most vulnerable. Her album “Love Songs” release date 5.13.2013, Rolling Stones freak show 4.27.2013. Her tour begins 10.12.2013, Jamber dinner with Elton….

  7. fairytalegonereallywrong June 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm #

    Sorry, dinner w/ Elton 10.24.2013.

  8. fairytalegonereallywrong June 19, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

    For him to do this to his children is beyond cruel. He must be insane. If he was suicidal, he’d be giving it away, not selling it. I no longer know what to think. Selling this with all those personal things is just not normal for anyone. I could NEVER do that to my kids. I don’t care who was holding what over my head.

  9. SC June 19, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

    I’m also feeling the same way Andy.

    This may or
    maynot have anything to do with Amber. Actually I don’t think any significant move has anything to do with her.
    Depp seems to be dealing with issues bigger than the pesky bitch.

    We might never know what he might need the money foe. He sure does care about ‘stupid money’ and not ‘working for free’

    On the other hand maybe everyone in the family feels sad or awkward about the place so Depp probably decided to get rid of it – a psychological reaction – get rid of the symbols of what you used to be. Sad.

  10. Bullshit June 19, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

    I wonder more and more just how much control he has over his actions, I’m not saying whether there is anyone controlling or pushing him but just how wise and calculated he is these days. I know everyone’s been saying how spoiled and careless Heard is but I wonder if he isn’t more spoiled and careless than her and he might actually be the one making rash decisions. I don’t think there’s any reason his kids couldn’t have inherited the house, even if they said now they didn’t care for it, they’re still young and maybe years from now they might change their mind, keep it as a vacation home for them and their kids maybe. But this sale of the house will all the stuff still in it, even the books and paintings and the guitar, seems like something done to prove a point or maybe a result of some upsetting episode or discussion. In any case I think it’s another symbolic gesture of him getting more and more distanced from his family and the life he used to live and the man he used to be and closer to the Hollywood life and to the lifestyle he’s created for himself now with Heard’s help. What bullshit is he going to say or do next? Is he going to buy some mansion in Australia, fill it with Heard’s girlfriends, dress them all up in bunny costumes and call that his new getaway, his tranquil life of simple pleasures?

  11. Bullshit June 19, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

    Despite all that people have written here and all that’s happened in the media I’ve still been keeping hope that maybe there’s still some of the old man he used to be left in him, maybe one of these days he’s going to show a sign of realising what’s important and a sign that he still cares for the family he used to have, but every new article posted here is another step down, another thing people thought he’d never do, another unpleasant surprise. He spent so many years building this image and making people relate to him and see him as one of their own and now it seems he’s completely gone insane and almost like making a point to do exactly the opposite of what he used to.

    • Liz June 19, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

      I’m right there with you. Loosing hope.

      I also worry when pirates wraps, that may push him further. There is a very real depression that happens (he’s even spoke of it) when a creative finishes a project and pirates has clearly meant a great deal to Johnny and is another thing that was part of his family life as well. If that IS indeed the last pirates film, that means he’ll be saying goodbye to Jack Sparrow for good. That may not sit so well. He’ll either dive further into the abyss or seek help and find his way back to sanity. Or avoid dealing with it and jump right into another project, but he has nothing set up as of now.

  12. TheBlackCat June 19, 2015 at 2:02 pm #

    I wonder what Vanessa and his children think about this. The property sale is one thing but all the personal possessions, memories…it’s evil to wipe it away as if it never really happened. Maybe he should get rid of his body journal of tattoos too…same difference …what the fuck is he thinking these days…this is beyond sad!

  13. TheBlackCat June 19, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

    The one thing this will do is turn more people off Amber Turd than ever. Whether she had a part to play in the sale of this estate or not the finger will be pointed towards her…as the new ‘wife’

    • Liz June 19, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

      She’s does a fine job of making herself detestable with her own actions and words. I don’t get the people who say they like her or like these two together… they’re just ass lickers, no one likes this woman except her daddy and her little minions! And I dare say they only like her because she’s providing a meal ticket! I mean, it seems her own mother doesn’t like her.

  14. Liz June 19, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

    And as though it is a move in a perfectly executed PR stunt, watch for more divorce rumors because “Amber needs space!” LMAO

    Or wait, does Amber have a movie coming out??

    • Andrew June 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

      Well it better have motherfucking braids.

      • Liz June 19, 2015 at 4:08 pm #

        I feel like I’m looking at a photo of a 12 year old child. yuck. I must go scrub my eyeballs now.

      • sad for jd June 19, 2015 at 11:02 pm #

        Wow Andy….your special if Ms Depp is sextexting you…

        • Andrew June 19, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

          wtf….. ACK! There goes the E.D. again.

      • sad for jd June 19, 2015 at 11:06 pm #

        My apologies to your wife….

        • Andrew June 20, 2015 at 11:56 am #

          Oh she’s use to it due to Amber Turd

  15. phonytexanbitch June 19, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

    I wonder if he’s selling it because Turdy has said that since they are married she wants to go there. Maybe he doesn’t want her there because it would ruin all of those memories for him and so to keep her away from it he’s selling it. And 26 million seems awful low for the acreage and all of the improvements. sounds like he wants to sell it fast. Sad since he always wanted to live in France even before he met Vanessa.

  16. designsondepp June 19, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

    No The Raven, I understood you meant his family. I emphasized family meaning the ‘vajoliroja’ family. No place there for turdy EVER. ….and this is why I am pissed at JD today!!!!

  17. TheRaven June 19, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

    MM Hmmmm

  18. Anon June 19, 2015 at 10:46 pm #

    This is disgusting. I just want all of this chupa shit to be over already. Whats he gonna get rid of next? The island? He might as well since shes already spread her fucking plague all over it.

    • sad for jd June 19, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

      LOL…she’s spreading allot stuff around …yuck!!!

  19. Liz June 19, 2015 at 11:34 pm #

    Well, well, Andrew I don’t have more on this but if I find it I will email; but there’s talk in one Johnny forum that he has indeed unloaded (or has moved out of) his LA home too!!

    Apparently Amber made a statement that they had moved or were living in some compound!

    Funny how SHE’s the one to mention that!

    MUST find more info….

  20. Liz June 19, 2015 at 11:39 pm #

    Rumors on Depp forum that indeed he has moved out of his LA home!

    Amber reportedly said something about it. Funny… If I find more, I will email details!

    • Liz June 20, 2015 at 12:01 am #

      Oh hold on to your seats folks… I just sent it to Andrew but it may not be up till tomorrow but this shit is more whack than we even KNOW!

      Amber is literally ripping Johnny from his life!

      Or Johnny really is voluntarily leaving it behind!

      And again, Amber is the one letting this shit out, furthering my belief that the initial “Johnny and Vanessa separate lives” story came from this home wrecking Psycho Succubus!

      Whew… Now I officially get why Johnny is constantly shit faced, I need a drink! LOL

    • phonytexanbitch June 20, 2015 at 7:52 am #

      Is this to mean that he moved out or they moved out. There were rumors that that would happen, they establishing a new home together. And in that recent interview, she’s spouting as being happy married???

  21. sad for jd June 19, 2015 at 11:55 pm #

    This might be the reason why Johnny selling his estate in France….it’s been a few years but maybe he didn’t want to pay the high taxes…I know foreign land ownership is becoming a tax issue in many states and/or countries.

    • Anon June 20, 2015 at 12:09 am #

      I dont think thats why he would sell the property AND all of his personal items.

    • Andrew June 20, 2015 at 11:51 am #

      Then why leave such personal items to be owned by someone else. werid.

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