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No matter how you feel about Johnny Depp's musical career or his questionable choices in acting roles, you must concur that his downtown penthouse complex in the Art Deco -- style Eastern Columbia Building is one of the most spectacular properties on the market in L.A.
The actor-musician-real estate investor's interconnected condos are super cool, and sales are hot. If you want your own piece of this property pie, act now. One of the five units available -- unit No. 5 -- just sold for a reasonable $2,545,000.
Unit No. 5 offered two bedrooms and three baths spread over two levels, spectacular decor, and a wraparound terrace.
Still available for sale are three two-bedroom units and one one-bedroom unit. Depp, who paid $7.2 million for the five-condo collection in 2008, listed it about a month ago for $12.78. Currently, the prices for the four individual units, or the entire collection, are available only by request.
What's so cool about these condos besides their obvious celebrity connection? For starters, they're located in the heart of downtown L.A.'s historic district, in a building that is widely considered to be the city's greatest surviving example of Art Deco architecture.
Turquoise terra-cotta and gold leaf tiles cloak the Claud Beelman -- designed 13-story building, which is topped by a four-sided clock tower.
The actor's influence is also apparent in the interior spaces. The units are saturated with bright colors and a mix of salvaged, vintage, and modern hardware; fixtures; artwork; and furniture, much of which could be negotiated into the final price.
A few of the more striking pieces include unit No. 4's chandelier made of lights from an airport in Germany, and unit No. 2's tile floor patterned after one of Depp's tattoos.
There's no word on whether or not the sale of the complex was related to Depp's divorce from actress Amber Heard. Partners Trust listing agent Kevin Dees (son of radio host Rick Dees) told the Wall Street Journal that "it was the right time to divest of that asset."
Depp has plenty of real estate holdings, including a 37-acre vineyard in France, a private island in the Bahamas, and a Mediterranean Revival -- style compound tucked behind the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.