Apparently, some people can get tired of idyllic, pastoral renderings of Paradise. Fifteen years after widely beloved actor Johnny Depp purchased his private hamlet near Plan-de-la-Tour, France, the widely beloved actor is parting ways with it, for a reported $25 million.
Clearly, Depp needed pockets of quality downtime during his busy career, which has given audiences wide-ranging performances such as Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and currently James "Whitey" Bulger in Black Mass. The tiny village setting, which Depp acquired with his then-partner, French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, offers a perfect environment for seclusion from the harried pace of working, but allows one to connect with family, friends and the outdoors, too.
With a dozen buildings, including a workshop, and a bistro just down la rue from a private chapel, the estate is nestled in the countryside 25 miles north of the Mediterranean resort village St. Tropez. Many of the historic stone buildings date back to 1812, and over the years, Depp has reportedly spent $10 million to furnish and decorate the estate himself, so the character of the property is a reflection of Depp's own creativity. To underscore that point, all of the furnishings and a number of the accents are offered with the sale. Among the main house, several guest cottages and staff house, the property offers 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, over 10,763-square-feet of living space. The spaces include a grotto with vaulted ceilings, which houses a daybed draped in sumptuous fabrics, bedrooms with canopy beds, and loads of fireplaces throughout the property. Can't let those European nights drive a chill through the bones!
Of course, the estate was designed to appreciate outdoor beauty and recreation. There is also a full-length swimming pool, with a dining pavilion and cabana created with stone flooring and heavy beam canopies; a vineyard; numerous gardens, orchards and walking paths perpetually scented with the best perennials in season.