Celine Dion sells Florida home for €54m – complete with water park
Published 29/08/2013 | 11:30
Céline Dion's extravagant beachside mansion in Florida, which has its own water park, has gone on sale.
After singing the love theme for 1997 romantic weepie Titanic, you might think that Céline Dion would have had enough of water.
But when the Canadian singer built her extravagant Bahamian-style beachside home in Florida in 2010, she incorporated her very own water park.
The mansion, which has been put on sale for $72m (€54m), is on Jupiter Island, one of the US’s most affluent neighbourhoods and home to celebrities including Tiger Woods and Kid Rock.
The main house has a large master bedroom with a wraparound terrace overlooking the sea and a walk-in closet with revolving racks for clothes and shoes.
But the 5.7-acre estate, which has 400 feet of ocean frontage, also offers an eight-bedroom guest house, a pool house, a tennis house and court, a simulated golf range and a beach house with its own massage room.
The estate is on Jupiter Island, where near neighbours include Kid Rock and Tiger Woods
The water park includes two pools, slides and a “lazy river” with a slow current for carrying swimmers around – though there’s also a third, more tranquil pool at the rear of the property next to the ocean.
Joseph Montanaro, the agent for the property, told CNBC that Dion, 45, and her husband-manager René Angélil had decided to build the water park because they found it difficult to visit theme parks with their children without being besieged by fans.
The pool at the back of the property, with views of the sea
Dion, who has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, is believed to be selling the property because she spends little time there.
The singer is currently contracted to perform at Las Vegas hotel and casino Caesar’s Palace till 2019.
Another property in her portfolio, a private island near Montreal, was also recently put on the market for $28.2m (€21m), and is now believed to be under offer.