Is there no end to Johnny Depp’s purge of his assets? First, the movie star listed a French village he casually owns for $55 million (almost twice its original asking price of $26 million); then he shed a number of his favorite Basquiat paintings; and now, the Wall Street Journal reports that he has listed five adjacent penthouses in the Eastern Columbia Building for $12.78 million.
The properties, which sit atop the extremely funky Eastern Columbia Building, have a rather unusual setup. Depp purchased all of them for $7.2 million in 2007, but never combined them, instead using them “like rooms in a home” because he didn’t want to disrupt the “integrity” of the spaces, the listing agent told the Journal. Four of the units are two-bedrooms and one is a one-bedroom (three of the units are connected through doorways). In total, they span 11,500 square feet, and can be purchased as individual apartments (the listing agent declined to give a price for each).
The walls of all the units are painted in bright greens and blues to match the building’s exterior, and one of them has a mural by the Brazilian artist Osgemeos.
Though Depp declined to comment on whether or not his very public divorce from Amber Heard was the reason for this sale, that could explain why he’s been dropping assets like it’s hot in the past few months.
Still, we have a feeling that Depp’s unloading is nothing compared to what’s going to happen during the Brangelina split. Boy, oh boy. [WSJ]