Hollywood mega-star Johnny Depp previously spent his time away from tinseltown unwinding in the South of France, but his time there is likely coming to an end. The actor is relisting his French slice of paradise for around $55.5 million, more than double its previous asking price.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the sprawling estate, which used to be an actual village, features more than a dozen buildings and first went on the market in June of last year with Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty for roughly $26 million. After being on the market for a while, the listing was taken down, and is now in the hands of Rick Hilton of Hilton & Hyland and Michaël Zingraf of France-based Michaël Zingraf Real Estate. The two firms selling the house are exclusive affiliates of Christie’s International Real Estate.
According to Hilton, the Pirates of the Caribbean and Alice in Wonderland star thought the property was priced too low for what it could offer potential buyers. “Mr. Depp feels that €50 million is the appropriate price for this asset,” he said. Hilton also noted that the estate is perfect for buyers seeking extra privacy, and that several billionaires have expressed interest in the property.
About 17 minutes away from the French Riviera resort town of Saint-Tropez, France, Depp’s newly relisted village stretches for roughly 36 acres and was originally purchased by the Hollywood actor in the year 2000. He spent $10 million renovating and restoring its various buildings. The village’s church was converted into a guesthouse, with the confessional serving as a rustic wardrobe. Elsewhere on the property, Depp has built a restaurant with a fully-equipped professional kitchen. The estate also features a laundry room and a garage, both of which have been remodeled to resemble local businesses. The actor spent many summers on the property with his previous wife, French performer Vanessa Paradis, and their two children.
The main house of the estate is 4,300 square feet and houses five bedrooms and an art studio. An ode to his days playing Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Depp’s main house also features a custom wine cave with a pirate motif. The space is filled with creepy skulls and brightly colored scarves. Other amenities include two swimming pools, as well as a gym. One of the more eccentric amenities on the property is a private skate park built for Johnny Depp’s teenage son. The estate’s several guest houses are scattered across its acreage. Also included is a covered wagon that has been outfitted with a bathroom and kitchen.
Images courtesy of Alexander Kraft of Cote d’Azure/Sotheby’s International Realty