Johnny Depp sells second of his downtown L.A. penthouses

Actor Johnny Depp has sold the second of five penthouses atop the Eastern Columbia Building.
(James Lang / Berlyn Photography | Inset: Los Angeles Times)

It seems that Johnny Depp’s box-office Midas touch extends to the world of real estate too. The actor has sold the second of his five penthouses in the Eastern Columbia Building for $3.09 million.

That’s one of the highest per-square-foot sales prices recorded for housing in downtown Los Angeles’ historic core at $1,287.50.

The two-story corner unit contains 2,400 square feet of interiors as well as a rooftop garden and enclosed terrace. Among Depp’s well-trod living spaces are an entry parlor with dark hardwood floors, dramatic light fixtures and green walls. The high-ceiling kitchen opens to the main living area.


On the second level, windows set in an exposed brick facade frame views of the skyline. The two en-suite bedrooms feature chevron-pattern hardwood floors and tile bathrooms.

Building amenities include a deck with a pool, a spa and a fitness studio.

This is the second of Depp’s five penthouses to sell. The remaining three are being marketed individually. The largest of the unsold units, at about 2,400 square feet, is priced at $2.649 million. The 2,266-square-foot penthouse is asking $2.75 million. The smallest unit, at about 1,780 square feet, is listed at $1.999 million.

Depp, 53, has racked up acting credits over the decades with such hits as “Edward Scissorhands,” “Donnie Brasco” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films. He will be back on the big screen next year as Capt. Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell.”

Kevin Dees and Nick Segal, both of Partners Trust, were the listing agents. Dees is the son of radio personality Rick Dees.


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