Johhny Depp has sold the last of the five units he owned in the iconic Los Angeles residential Eastern Columbia building. Depp realized $1.43 million on the sale. The actor had listed all five properties last year; collectively, they’ve fetched nearly $11 million, a good showing from their collective initial asking price of just over $12.75 million.
The story of the series purchase, which took place between 2007 and 2008, is by now a familiar one: Mr. Depp designed the units to be a series of ‘rooms,’ each suiting the mood of a certain period of time. A very romantic idea; an idealized vision of residential living, with domestic drudgery and the deadening effect of habit and familiarity solidly in the crosshairs. And, of course, each unit is engineered to impress as a statement of sophisticated fairy-tale landscaping. In spirit, a little Burton influence, yes, but Jeunet and Caro are in there, too.
The foundation of the color scheme used in the loft-style home is black, offset with a pretty optimistic shade of blue that’s just a little too dark to be azure. And, the industrial design elements used in the home are balanced out with exposed brick, inlaid tile, and hardwood. The photos below show the unit in full decorative plumage, so to best effect; the overall vision is a layered one, with ideas stacking up to nearly the point of overload. But not quite.
Depp’s real-estate concerns of the last year also include a massive property in France that nearly qualifies as a hamlet. Films released this year that list him in the credits include the remake of ‘Murder on the Orient Express.’