The private compound combines 18th-century architecture with a supremely private location just outside Saint-Tropez
Set amid the gently sloping grounds of the glorious French countryside, the A-list actor’s compound is ideally located just 17 miles north of the global resort destination of Saint-Tropez in Le Plan-de-la-Tour. His 37-acre estate centers upon an authentic 19th-century Provençal village, and Depp himself oversaw the careful restoration of the village’s native-stone structures, the thoughtful conversion of the dwellings for luxurious modern living, and the décor of each interior space.
Since acquiring the glorious but forgotten property more than a decade ago, Depp has invested over €10 million creating an artist’s haven and family-friendly retreat defined by a deep respect for the original architecture and history. His meticulous efforts and gift for marrying the traditional and modern are immediately apparent. From the first step into the village square, guests are enchanted by this storybook sanctuary and delighted by the discoveries greeting them at every turn.
The sweeping grounds invite leisurely strolls amid olive groves, vineyards, and 300-year-old oak trees before returning to the heart of the estate: the village square. Here, guests dine at Chez Marceline, a wonderfully inviting private dining room outfitted like a classic French restaurant. Its professional-grade kitchen assures all will enjoy the finest in authentic French cuisine. Nearby, Depp transformed the abandoned village church into the main guest house; inside, what was once a confessional now serves as a wardrobe.
With picturesque vistas in every direction, the property’s unpretentious yet luxurious aesthetic is emphasized in its stone structures, exposed wood beams, natural woods, and numerous woodburning fireplaces. Each building seamlessly integrates with the quaint village aesthetic and the breathtaking natural landscape. The estate’s inviting, Bohemian-style interiors extend over more than 12,900 square feet encompassing a 4,300-square-foot main house and six guesthouses for a total of 15 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms.
Adults and children alike are sure to be charmed by the covered wagon equipped with bathroom and kitchen; the skate park with half pipe; the “Pirates of the Caribbean” inspired wine cave suitably outfitted with skulls and brightly colored flags; and the state-of-the-art gym. Two swimming pools invite a refreshing dip at any time of day, and the larger of the two is surrounded by sand creating the feel of a private waterside beach.
Depp himself is a talented painter as well as a passionate art collector, so the artist’s studio on his estate is among his favorite rooms. For more than 25 years, Depp has been collecting the works of the Neo-Expressionist American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Recently, Depp sold nine of his Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings at the Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary auctions on June 28 and 29 in London. In fact, these seminal works led the auctions’ success, attesting to Depp’s profound understanding and engagement with modern art. This same impeccable taste powered the creation of Depp’s one-of-a-kind estate in beautiful Le Plan-de-la-Tour.
A legacy property unlike anything else available today, the compound stands among the world’s most breathtaking estates. The prestigious home is listed by Rick Hilton, Chairman of Hilton & Hyland, and Michaël Zingraf, Founder & Chairman of Michaël Zingraf Real Estate.
*Fuente: Luxury Defined, Christie´s International Real Estate