He is famous for his acting talent, his unique appearance and his even more unique personality that every audience loves him for. He became popular through many roles with only some of them being Jack Sparrow the notorious pirate and more recently the Lone Ranger - now we expect to see him on the big screen as a vicious and crafty criminal that owns a gangster team. In fact Depp has starred in more than 50 major motion pictures, including "Edward Scissorhands," "Benny and Joon" and “Donnie Brasco.”
His name (in case you missed it from the title) is Johnny Depp and besides all the above, he seems to be also stricken by the global economic crisis.
And if you’re wondering why, it is because the great star decided to sell his villa in Southern France. The place is about 17 miles from Saint Tropez (on the Côte d'Azur), and it is actually a 37-acre property which includes an entire Provencal village of stone-built houses dating back more than 200 years.He bought this village in 2001 and he managed to turn it into a small village. Among to some of the facilities there are: “A covered wagon that Mr. Depp outfitted with a bathroom and kitchen.”
“[A] church that Mr. Depp converted into a guest house; a former confessional is now a wardrobe.”
“A restaurant with a full professional kitchen, which Mr. Depp used as ‘basically the dining room.’”
“A laundry building and a garage, all made to look like local businesses.”
“There are two swimming pools, as well as a gym and a skate park with a halfpipe that Mr. Depp built for his son.”
“A wine cave in the main house has a Pirates of the Caribbean motif, with skulls and brightly coloured scarves.”
The actor also spent over $10 million restoring the village, which is made up of “more than a dozen buildings, including a main house, several guest cottages, a chapel, a workshop/garage, [and] a staff house.”Other living spaces include a hunter’s cabin, a painter’s studio where Depp worked, a children’s playroom and a gym.
As you can understand, this is a heaven on earth that Johnny Depp lived in for more than ten years. In the same villa he left with his ex-wife, Vanessa Paradis, while as it seems, his new mate has not even stepped in there – and if the actor manages to sell it she actually won’t.
Along with the stone villa with the 12 massive rooms, the new owner will also get the furniture, books,CDs and DVDs as well as several pieces of art made by Johnny Depp. Imagine if you were the owner of that village. You would be able to enjoy on the lounge room next to the massive pool. There is also a particular room that has been specially decorated in order to remind the visitors of the Pirates of the Caribbean. The price is approximately $37.92 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Seems like a fair price to buy a whole village don’t you think?