Celine Dion spared no expenses when creating her vacation home on Jupiter Island in Florida. Not only is it a spacious mansion, but it also has its very own water park right in the backyard. Celine clearly wanted something special for her vacation home. When it was sold, later on, we bet you can’t guess for how much. It sold for no less than $28 million to an anonymous buyer.
Born in 1968 in Quebec, Celine Dion Became a singer rather early. She used to sing at her family’s piano bar before she released her first album at the age of thirteen. After that, she went on to win the 1988 Eurovision Song Competition. By the time 1990 came around, she had sold millions of copies of her album Unison. The album also won numerous awards and topped the charts in various places, from Canada to Norway. For a 22-year-old singer, this was an amazing feat. At this point, her career was just beginning.
In the 1990s, Celine’s career truly bloomed. She worked with Peabo Bryson on the theme song for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast which went on to win an Academy Award for Best Song. Continuing to create music, Celine’s The Color of My Love became a hit album as well in 1993, outselling her first album.
Falling Into You
While her first two albums were a massive success, it wasn’t until 1996 that her album Falling Into You became her most successful album of the decade. This album won her the Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, but it also became a certified diamond album in the US, as well as her following album. Her French album D’eux that was released in 1995 also became the best-selling French album of all time. It’s a serious accomplishment to have hit albums in two different languages.
Let’s Talk About Love
As her career was gaining more and more momentum, Celine’s 1997 album Let’s Talk About Love was a smash hit. Her most iconic song, “My Heart Will Go On”, appeared on it. Of course, you can recognize the song from the blockbuster movie Titanic. So aside from her album being a major success, her song appeared in one of the highest grossing movies of all-time.
After the success of “My Heart Will Go On”, Celine took a much-needed break. After dominating the 1990s music scene, she would return after 2000 refreshed and ready to sing again. She later released a new album titled A New Day Has Come which focused on motherhood. Other albums she released in the 2000s are One Heart (2003), Miracle (2004), and Taking Chances (2007). Even with her already incredible success in the music industry, she showed no signs of slowing down.
As was obvious from her albums, countless awards, and lengthy concert runs in Las Vegas, Celine was a celebrity that had made it in the music industry. Throughout her career, she won five Grammys and sold over 220 million records. With all her success, Celine was worth around $400 million. So, we’re starting to see how she was able to build herself a mansion with a private water park.
Spending $7 million with her husband René Angélil on a spot on Jupiter Island, this was Celine’s first major expense. A couple of years later the plot of land was transformed into the mansion and water park it is today. Sadly, since Celine had such a busy lifestyle and her husband’s health was deteriorating, the water park wasn’t used all that much. It’s rather unfortunate to have such an inviting home and not use it.
Tragedy struck when Celine’s husband passed away from cancer in 2016. They were married since 1994 and met back in 1980. Even though they had a significant age gap, they truly loved each other and their marriage lasted to the very end. In 2001, they had their first child, René-Charles Angéli, on January 25th. In 2010, they had twin boys named Eddy and Nelson, after songwriter Eddy Marnay and South African President Nelson Mandela.
Once Angélil found out he had cancer back in 2013, he and Celine made the decision to sell their mansion. Given the exclusive location, the house was quite the item to put on the market. Aside from the pools and a lazy river, the mansion was also equipped with its own movie theater and a 100-yard beach. It was the perfect vacation home.
As one would expect from a place like this, the interior of the house was just as breathtaking as its exterior. It had five bedrooms, two large kitchens, a media room, and even an elevator. Not only that, but there is also not one, but two, guest homes that each have four bedrooms and a pool house.
We would definitely go as far as saying that there is more than enough room to have an entire family reunion, a massive party, or any other event you can think of in this estate. With so many rooms and activities on the premises, there would be no shortage of entertainment on any vacation or during any party.
Aside from having an actual water park on site, this incredible estate also includes a fully-equipped game room. With just about any type of game or console you can imagine, we’re sure that whoever bought the property will be pleased with the purchase.
As one would expect from any celebrity estate, the place was, of course, designed to perfection. Every last detail is flawlessly coordinated and styled to blend in seamlessly with everything around it. Overall, the mansion has a very modern and clean look.
Not only is this house a summer paradise, but it also has a top-of-the-line kitchen with all the latest appliances that anyone would need. Just like the rest of the estate, its design is clean and sleek, and it has not one, but two kitchen islands to create more surfaces to work on. It’s a great space to cook for a lot of people.
Each bedroom has its own incredible design that will make the guests feel like they’re staying in a luxurious hotel. With endless views to the ocean and plenty of space, they won’t want to leave!
By one of the pools is its own kitchen and grill – the perfect spot to have lunch or dinner out in the fresh air. Naturally, there is plenty of space for many people to sit comfortably and enjoy themselves.
The best way to end a long day of fun in the sun is definitely by watching the gorgeous sunset over the water. There is an amazing view of the ocean from almost all the rooms in the estate.
After the sun goes down, the fun doesn’t end there! The entire estate gets lit up and night swimming is a must in a place like this. Just imagine how calming the summer nights would be here.
Speaking of calming, as the image shows, the bathrooms are just as luxurious as the rest of the interior. The bathrooms are a perfect backdrop for an evening of pampering, no doubt about it!
While the estate might be a vacation home, there is clearly no shortage of space or storage. There are countless cabinets and closets throughout the entire mansion.
A great way to spend time on the estate is to play tennis! There is a court on the premises, making it a fun and sporty way to have some fun in the warm weather.
The living spaces are designed not just for beauty and luxury, but for comfort as well. The whole family can hang out on the couch and relax while watching a movie or playing a game together.
One of the pools on the estate is facing the ocean and is flanked with sun beds and umbrellas. What a perfect spot for some swimming and sunbathing while on vacation!
First impressions do matter, so why not make the entrance to the main house as grand as can be? Above the coffee table in the entryway is a stunning chandelier between the two plush sofas.
Cooking For A Crowd
The entire estate is designed to host a large group of people, whether it be a family or a bunch of friends getting together to blow off some steam. Thanks to the large size of all the spaces in the mansion, there is plenty of room in the kitchen to whip up dinner for a crowd with no problem.
Fit For Royalty
Like the rest of the bedrooms, this one is designed in a luxurious way. So much so that it would even be fit for royalty. The deep colors complement the contrasting white beams and walls, creating a fantastic color palette.
Out For A Swim
While the interior is breathtaking, the outside is worlds better. The pool perfectly overlooks the ocean and makes for a great spot to get in some laps before lunch. What better way to spend a vacation than swimming lazily out in the sun?
No one can deny that this property is extremely impressive. It resembles a small resort of sorts, making the perfect getaway for a family who wants to keep their privacy, even when on vacation.
By the kitchen, there is a lovely little breakfast nook. As with the rest of the estate, its modern and minimalist design blends into the rest of the room seamlessly.
Fun For The Whole Family
Let’s face it – no one would be bored while staying in this mansion! There is such a wide variety of things to do, and so much space to run around and enjoy the outdoors that kids would always have fun.
Whoever bought this property must realize the gem they have. Just imagine spending a relaxing Sunday lounging under the cabana by the poolside in the warm summer weather!
All White Everything
As of late, home decor has become more minimalistic and clean, and the design of this mansion is proof. The interior features lots of white and big, open, spaces. This makes the house look brighter and bigger, creating a sleek look.
Just Keep Swimming
Winding through the property is a lazy river, making for a great place to swim along the green grass. Even though there are pools as well, one may prefer to swim along a path rather than laps. Either way, we’re sure whoever purchased the property is excited to make good use of it!
Stairway To Heaven
Here there is a stunning white structure perched in the grass and surrounded by palm trees. Not only is it large, but it has staircases leading up to a windowed room. We bet the view from up there is spectacular.
Not only is the property absolutely breathtaking in terms of structure and design, but in addition to all of that, the view is unbelievable. Going to sleep each night looking out on this must feel like some kind of dream.
Private Water Park
Of course, the best part of the entire estate is none other than the private water park. It has two water slides, several water cannons, and a tree house. It truly sounds like a paradise of sorts. The only problem at the time was finding a buyer, and it turned out to be quite the challenge.
Let’s talk about the price. At first, the estate was priced at $72.5 million in 2013. As it turns out, the price was rather steep for the market. After three years, the price was lowered to $44.5 million. However, there were still no buyers. By 2017, the price was yet again lowered.
At last, in 2018, after years of attempting to sell the wonderous estate on Jupiter Island, it was sold for $28 million. We don’t know who bought the place since the realty company was not at liberty to say. We’re sure they were all pleased to finally sell the estate, despite the dramatic price drop.
Not only is this estate on a stunning Island, but it’s located near some rather famous plots purchased by other celebrities. Burt Reynolds and former president George H.W. Bush, Tiger Woods, Gary Player, and Greg Norman are known to have properties there as well.
One thing you don’t need to worry about if you happen to live on Jupiter Island is having too many people around. The island only has a population of 850 people. Seeing as the number is so low, the area is quite expensive to live in. Plots or houses can range anywhere from single to double-digit millions.
More Real Estate
Believe it or not, this property isn’t the only one Celine has. Aside from selling this estate, Celine put up her Parisian home for sale. The Vila Montmorency home went up for $9.3 million back in 2017. While it might not be as extravagant as her Jupiter Island home, but it is still a stunning place.
Located in the 16th district of France’s capital, the house was built in the 1990s in a gated community. Funny enough, Celine and her husband bought this house around the same time they bought the Jupiter Island plot.
Canada Real Estate
In addition to the two properties Celine had sold, there was yet another one. In 2016, she sold a property in Quebec for $25.5 million. An expansive French 24,000 square feet house, it was placed on a 20-acre plot right near the Montreal River on a private island. The house had six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a wine cellar, and a library. Celine clearly likes to go all-out with her properties!
It doesn’t look like Celine plans on stopping to make music anytime soon. She recently started performing music for movies again. She had a music video alongside Marvel superhero Deadpool for the release of Deadpool 2. The music is pretty good and her performance alongside Deadpool in the music video is hilarious. The music video is definitely a memorable one!
Back On The Road Again
Aside from making new music for films, Celine is hitting the road again with a new tour across the Asian-Pacific. In addition, she’s in the process of releasing a brand new album and she’s making a return to Las Vegas to perform more shows. Clearly, she isn’t done with her music career, even after the tragic death of her husband and the sales of her properties.