Look Inside Johnny Depp’s Former LA Penthouses Atop the Eastern Columbia Building
Johnny Depp no longer resides in any of these Los Angeles penthouses. But the actor’s longtime collection of apartments has been thrust into the spotlight nonetheless, currently serving as the setting for much of the testimony in his defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard. All units were sold between 2016 and 2017, with the last going for $1.425 million in November of the latter year, according to the LA Times. Now, five years since that final sale and the end of Depp and Heard’s marriage, tour the penthouses that are being frequently referenced in their high-profile trial.
It was between 2007 and 2008 that Depp acquired the five units atop LA’s Eastern Columbia Building, following the historic tower’s refurbishment. Throughout his ownership, he never joined the multi-story units together—there’s nary a duplex amongst the spread. Rather, he moved between apartments and rooms as they stood. Depp also, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, tended to loan individual units to friends and family.
The décor of the penthouses during Depp’s tenure leaned colorful and quirky, reflecting his vagabond, bohemian style. Claud Beelman designed the 13-story Eastern Columbia Building in 1930, and it has remained a prime example of Art Deco architecture since.