Johnny Depp puts en­tire French vil­lage up for sale

Los Angeles Times - - BUSINESS - By Lau­ren Beale and Neal J. Leit­ereg

Some­times it takes a vil­lage. For Johnny Depp, make that an en­tire vil­lage.

The ac­tor has put his “es­tate” in Plan de la Tour, France, on the mar­ket at close to $26 mil­lion.

About 17 miles from Saint Tropez, the 37-acre prop­erty in­cludes a com­plete Proven­cal vil­lage of stone-built houses dat­ing back more than 200 years.

Since buy­ing the prop­erty in 2001, Depp has re­stored and dec­o­rated the homes one by one, spend­ing more than $10 mil­lion on im­prove­ments.

He con­verted a church to a guest­house and in­stalled a wine-tast­ing cave that looks like a set from the “Pi­rates of the Caribbean” film se­ries. The star has used the re­treat as his fam­ily get­away

The more than one dozen struc­tures in­clude a main house, sev­eral guest cot­tages, a chapel, a bar and res­tau­rant, a work­shop/ garage and a staff house. The 10,760-square-foot Bo­hemian-style liv­ing space con­tains more than 12 bed­rooms and 12 bath­rooms.

A hunter’s cabin, a pain­ter’s stu­dio where Depp worked, a chil­dren’s play­room and a gym are among other liv­ing spa­ces.

The acreage is marked by gen­tly slop­ing grounds with vine­yards, olive trees, a veg­etable gar­den, foun­tains, a large swimming pool sur­rounded by sand, a smaller swimming pool and a skate­board area.

Depp, 52, has starred in more than 50 ma­jor mo­tion pic­tures, in­clud­ing “Ed­ward Scissorhands,” “Benny and Joon” and “Don­nie Brasco.” He gained recog­ni­tion

among tele­vi­sion view­ers in the 1980s se­ries “21 Jump Street.” The ver­sa­tile ac­tor will star in the up­com­ing films “Black Mass,” “Lon­don Fields” and “Yoga Hosers.”

Fur­ni­ture and the star’s per­sonal be­long­ings will be in­cluded in the sale.

Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Realty is the list­ing agent. Tony Mark of Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Realty in Mal­ibu was the re­fer­ring agent.

A su­per-sized es­tate in At­lanta

Comic ac­tor and film­maker Tyler Perry has listed his mas­sive river­front es­tate in the wealthy Paces neigh­bor­hood of At­lanta for sale at $25 mil­lion.

This is a man­sion with a cap­i­tal M.

Set on 17 acres of wood­land and park-like grounds with an enor­mous wa­ter­fall swimming pool and a ten­nis court, the 34,668-squarefoot French Pro­vin­cial-style res­i­dence was com­pleted in 2007 and has a re­sort vibe.

A gym, a spa, an 18-seat theater and an un­der­ground ball­room with a cater­ing kitchen are among the ameni­ties. A hobby house, a guard­house and a care­taker suite are also on site for a to­tal of seven bed­rooms and 11.5 bath­rooms.

There are for­mal gar­dens with foun­tains, lawn and stat­u­ary and two gated en­trances with se­cu­rity.

Perry, 45, is known for his re­cur­ring role as Madea, an el­derly woman he has por­trayed in such films as “Di­ary of a Mad Black Woman” (2002), “Madea’s Wit­ness Pro­tec­tion” (2012) and “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Neigh­bors From Hell” (2014). He cre­ated the tele­vi­sion se­ries “House of Payne” (2007-12) and the cur­rent se­ries “If Lov­ing You Is Wrong,” which he also di­rects. Perry also has ex­ten­sive writ­ing and pro­duc­ing cred­its.

Joshua Reeves and Chase Mizell of At­lanta Fine Homes, Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Realty, are the list­ing agents.

Golden Girl’s home for sale

The long­time home of the late ac­tress Bea Arthur of “Golden Girls” fame has come on the mar­ket in Brent­wood at $15.995 mil­lion.

Set on four acres dot­ted with ma­ture oaks and sy­camore trees, the orig­i­nal Span­ish-style house was built in 1924 and de­signed by ar­chi­tect Cliff May. The home later was ex­panded and up­dated to 6,000 square feet and in­cludes a large liv­ing room with a vaulted beamed ceil­ing, a for­mal din­ing room and a media room.

A kitchen/great room com­bi­na­tion, a bar, an art stu­dio, a den, a gym, a li­brary/study, two of­fices, five bed­rooms and six bath­rooms are among the other liv­ing spa­ces.

The sprawl­ing grounds con­tain hik­ing trails, a ten­nis court, a swimming pool with a spa and wa­ter­falls.

Arthur, who died in 2009 at 86, won Em­mys for her work on “The Golden Girls” (1985-92) and “Maude” (1972-78). The deep-voiced ac­tress also won a Tony for her role in the orig­i­nal cast of “Mame” (1966).

In the years since her death, the house has been of­fered for lease. The prop­erty last changed hands in 1980 for $551,500, public records show. She bought the place af­ter her 1978 di­vorce from Broad­way di­rec­tor Gene Saks.

Kurt Rap­pa­port of West­side Es­tate Agency is the list­ing agent. re­treat for sale at $13.995 mil­lion.

Set on 1.2 acres in a gated com­mu­nity with pri­vate beach ac­cess, the home has ocean views and breezes. Fold­ing glass doors and high ceil­ings add drama and bring nat­u­ral light into the open-plan in­te­ri­ors.

Fam­ily and din­ing rooms, a bar, a den, an of­fice and a guest apart­ment with sep­a­rate kitchen are within the 6,800 square feet of space. The kitchen fea­tures two is­lands, two ovens, two dish­wash­ers and a fire­place. There are six bed­rooms and eight bath­rooms.

The ter­raced backyard con­tains a stone ve­randa and an over­sized swimming pool with a spa. The garage has room for five cars.

Pink’s latest al­bums are “The Truth About Love” (2012) and last year’s “rose ave.” Among the 35-yearold’s hits are “Get the Party Started,” “Trou­ble” and “Mis­sun­daz­tood.”

The cou­ple bought the prop­erty five years ago for $11.85 mil­lion.

Lily Har­fouche of Cold­well Banker is the list­ing agent.

Ten­nis champ serves up house

For­mer top-ranked women’s ten­nis player Lind­say Davenport has put her home in La­guna Beach on the mar­ket for $3.25 mil­lion.

The sin­gle-story home in Emer­ald Bay has a cen­ter­is­land kitchen, for­mal liv­ing and din­ing rooms, three bed­rooms and two bath­rooms in 2,134 square feet. In­te­rior de­tails in­clude beamed cathe­dral-style ceil­ings, hard­wood floors and a brick fire­place.

Slid­ing glass doors open to a tiled pa­tio, an ex­panse of grass and a brick foun­tain fea­ture. Another foun­tain marks the en­trance to the home, built in 1956.

A half-mile beach, a swimming pool, a pri­vate park and ten­nis and vol­ley­ball courts are among the shared ameni­ties avail­able to res­i­dents of the guardgated com­mu­nity.

Davenport, who owns other prop­erty in the area, bought the house in 2000 for $1.305 mil­lion, records show. The home is also listed for lease at $8,000 a month.

Harold Nor­iega of HOM Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Realty is the list­ing agent, ac­cord­ing to the Mul­ti­ple List­ing Ser­vice.

Davenport, 39, is a for­mer Women’s Ten­nis Assn. No. 1-ranked sin­gles player. The South­ern Cal­i­for­nia na­tive has won six Grand Slam ti­tles for her ca­reer as well as win­ning gold in the women’s sin­gles event at the 1996 Sum­mer Olympics.

She cur­rently coaches 21st-ranked sin­gles ten­nis player Madi­son Keys.

Richard Shotwell Invision

VER­SA­TILE AC­TOR Johnny Depp, who has starred in more than 50 ma­jor mo­tion pic­tures, ar­rives at the Los An­ge­les pre­miere of “Tran­scen­dence” in 2014.

Cote d’Az ur Sotheby ’s In­ter­na­tional Realty


has listed his 37-acre prop­erty in Plan de la Tour, France, for sale at close to $26 mil­lion.

Cote d’Az ur Sotheby ’s In­ter­na­tional Realty

DEPP IN­STALLED a wine-tast­ing cave that looks like a set from the “Pi­rates of the Caribbean” film se­ries.

Lee Man­ning

BEA ARTHUR’S long­time home, set on four acres in Brent­wood, is on the mar­ket at $15.995 mil­lion.

VSI Group

TYLER PERRY has listed his French Provin­cial­style man­sion in At­lanta for sale at $25 mil­lion.

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