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Johnny Depp to Do Penthouse

7/27/2007 4:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Land Ho! Captain Jack Sparrow is sailing into a swanky loft in glamorous downtown L.A., mateys!
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp, the super suave A-Lister has been living in France for years, and now he's just plunked down about $2 million on a penthouse loft at the newly converted Eastern Columbia building. TMZ spies say the Francophile's new pied-a-terre at the turquoise Art Deco landmark, features private decks, sweeping views of downtown and the San Bernardino mountains.

Johnny's new downtown neighbors include "Grey's Anatomy" Star T.R. Knight and Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling.

A rep for Depp did not immediately return our request for comment.

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Katie    

Wish Johnny's pirate side kick, Orlondo Bloom would move here too. Maybe we could find some good movies for them to do together until they come up with another Pirates.

2542 days ago
32.

Karin    

I'm not suprised that he'd live here. A building that's one of the best examples of art deco in LA would be desired by many people with interesting taste. I know this building and it's amazing. I'd love to live there. It's a gritty neighborhood that is up and coming - sounds about right for him.

2542 days ago
33.

Depp's middle finger    

TMZ picked up on this but not the story of him on his private yacht (which was about 11 million dollars by the way) with the wonderful Vanessa Paradis shame some nice nice pics.

2542 days ago
34.

vermontfudge    

TMZ, while you're at it, get Lexie's stuff off your site. Lexie's a somewhat possessed Johnny Depp troll who has posted the most bizarre, unfounded, hateful crap about JD every time TMZ writes an article about him.

2542 days ago
35.

lexie    

Oh for god sakes! Vermont and Dude are the same person. Both need to go.. These Johnny lovers are sickening. He took a cruise on his boat with both his illeged lovers. Dude, wake up already!

2542 days ago
36.

Ted Trent    

I own a loft in this building. I also sell lofts in this building. You can take a video tour of the building on our website.

2542 days ago
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celebrity.web.net    

do me

2542 days ago
38.

The Marian Movement    

JD is such a great guy, love his work and love he loves his family. That's what makes him hot...a guy that loves his woman, children and puts them first.

2541 days ago
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Wendy    

Mislead by the title of story. Come on. Besides I don't think he would by there. Need more info. No matter what I LOVE HIM. Savey!!!!!

2541 days ago
40.

Linda    

Could this be a real estate deal for Johnny?....maybe, to rent it out to others?...He already owns homes/property around the world...it is true though he owns an estate in Beverly Hills. Also, it is true when Johnny comes into Los Angeles and the nearby surrounding area, the media always reports Johnny stays at hotels like the "Beverly Hilton Hotel "in Beverly Hills....etc. So, then, the question is, why doesn't he stay at his gorgeous Beverly Hills mansion?...renting that out, too? or, maybe, his siblings/mother live there? ....so the "Eastern Columbia Building "penthouse, maybe, is just another real estate investment action??? He would live there while some of his other estates are worth millions of dollars more in more secluded areas?

2541 days ago
41.

Movie Ticket Buyer    

Johnny Depp has to be the sexiest celebrity in the whole world!!!!....Oh baby!!!!!

2541 days ago
42.

vfrtjryan    

Sounds like he's making a sound investment in a historic place - sounds like something he would do - good for you Johnny!

2541 days ago
43.

rj    

LAND HOE ME MATIES!

2541 days ago
44.

buddyy    

I just stayed there last week with uber gift show manager Rosalie Kaplan. looks to be a great investment! also,doesn`t Ant live there too?

2540 days ago
45.

In L.A.    

No, please NO! Downtown Los Angeles is a DUMP!! Why would anyone pay $2 Million dollars to live on 'Skid Row' with the druggies, mentally ill, and homeless criminals that live on the streets of that filthy area?! The worthless Mayor is too busy having an affair with an NBC/ Telemundo reporter to care about cleaning up the disgusting streets around that building- major disappointment .

2540 days ago
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