What happens when your son gets rich and famous? If you’re Johnny Depp’s mom, you get a hobby horse farm. The celebrated Hollywoodian star bought his mother a horse farm of dreams, just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, at Versailles Road, in 1995. The farm was sold in 2001, and then re-bought by Depp in 2005. More than 10 years on, Johnny Depp’s horse farm will go to auction this September.
Johnny Depp’s Horse Farm September Auction
With 41 acres, the horse farm sports fifteen stalls, 10 paddocks with automatic watering and three barns. The six-bedroom, 6,000 sq.ft. brick house was built in 1915. The property includes a guest house, a four-car garage, and a swimming pool. The sale, however, does not include any horses. The Bluegrass Farm will go on auction on Sept. 15th. The Halfhill Auction Group will conduct the auction.
If you would like to see more, check out the video at the end of this article.
Although county officials evaluated the property at $2.3 million, it is currently listed at a price of $2.9 million. This is already lower than the original listing of $3.4 million.
Located near Bluegrass Airport, it’s deep into the Thoroughbred land, being close to the Keeneland Racetrack. It also borders the Westmoreland Subdivision. This means it could be used for residential development.
The celebrated actor’s property has already attracted three potential buyers, though none ended in a sale. Depp’s mother, Betty Sue, owned the farm. He is a Kentucky native, though he lived a good period of his life in Florida. Depp and his mother were very close, and she sometimes went with him to red carpet events as his date.
Betty Sue passed away May last year.
The likely cause for the sale is the actor’s ongoing money problems. The A-Lister’s financial issues had made the news. According to Variety, the actor may be $40 million in debt, and in legal battles with his former business managers. The farm is one of many properties the actor wants to sell. Following his mother’s death and a troubled divorce from his wife, Amber, the farm isn’t the only property for sale.
As well as the farm, Depp is selling other properties, including five penthouses for a total $12 million. He has sold three of the five already. Also for sale is his charming French villa.
Interested? Curious? Want to take a look at the famous star’s home? The house will be open for public review Sept. 3rd and Sept. 10th from 2 to 4 P.M. The auction will happen on Sept. 15, 11:00 A.M. Check out the video by the Halfhill Auction Group, presenting the property:
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