Gallery: Take A Tour Of Johnny Depp's Penthouses In The Eastern Columbia Building
What's better than owning one penthouse on the top floor of the famed Eastern Columbia Building? How about owning five?
We're guessing that's what Johnny Depp had in mind when, according to the Wall Street Journal, he'd nabbed five units in a series of purchases between 2007 and 2008. He dropped about $7.2 million in the process, and now he's put them all back on the market. For a cool $12.78 million you can have all five units to yourself. You can purchase them separately, or buy the whole lot altogether.
Depp, for the most part, kept these adjacent units separate, living in them like "rooms in a home," according to the WSJ. Four of the units have two bedrooms, while one has a single bedroom. In total there are more bathrooms than there are bedrooms—Curbed LA says there are 14. Two of the units provide direct access to the building's "sky deck," which includes a pool and spa.
From the images, it's hard to discern a motif in the interior design. There's the stainless steel kitchen, the leopard-print armchairs, the Persian rugs, the technicolor walls, as well as artwork that stands somewhere between the zaniness of Takashi Murakami and the distorted nightmares of Francis Bacon. In the video below, you can catch a glimpse of painter Vincent Fantauzzo's portrait of Heath Ledger (it's at the 0:21 mark). Depp and Ledger had starred in 2009's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which came out after Ledger's death. It's uncertain if the artwork will come with the place, however.
If there's a certain feel to the units, we'd describe it as "post-Friends." There's just something about the decor that evokes the spirit of single, 20-something, city slickers who are jamming out to the Gin Blossoms on their Walkmen. Maybe its the teal walls, or the orange pillows, or the quasi French knick-knacks. Whatever it is, there's a weird sense of 90s nostalgia wafting in the air.
Depp, as we all know by now, had recently agreed to a $7 million divorce settlement with Amber Heard.