Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 | 3:57 p.m.
Real estate experts monitoring the sale of two of Celine Dion’s private-island mega-mansions, which will net her more than $100 million, believe that she will now spend more time at her Lake Las Vegas estate.
“It could mean she becomes a full-time Nevada resident,” I was told. Her husband and manager Rene Angelil already confirmed to me that he’s extended her current Caesars Palace headliner contract until 2019.
Think of this as one of my old “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” house tours, except back in the 1980s, there weren’t as many properties as fantastic as these two. Check out Celine’s water-themed, nearly 6-acre property on exclusive Jupiter Island in Florida.
The asking price is $72 million, and real estate kingpin Joseph Montanaro describes it as follows: a luxurious Bahamian-inspired estate designed and custom built in 2010 by Celine for her family and her. The 5 1/2-acre property with more than 415 linear feet on the Atlantic Ocean is being sold turnkey with almost all its contents. A security post welcomes you onto the estate, which is fenced in for maximum privacy and security.
The property includes the main residence and five pavilions, including an eight-bedroom guest house, a tennis house with simulated golf range leading to the tennis court, a pool house with a built-in grill and a separate kitchen, and a cozy beach house with a second-floor sleeping loft and a massage room.
Celine Dion’s Jupiter Island, Fla., home
There are three pools on the property, one at the rear by the ocean and two connecting pools at the front with a water-park feature. The interiors, while luxurious, exude an understated elegance.
The main residence, at nearly 10,000 square feet minus the basement, features an open-concept plan with ocean views. The main level features a formal living room with vaulted ceilings; a large butler’s kitchen; a separate kitchen with a seating area open to the adjacent dinette, family room and dining room; a ground-floor bedroom suite with a walk-in closet, a bathroom and a screened-in porch; a media room; and a separate guest wing.
The second floor features two children’s bedrooms with bathrooms, a children’s den and a master bedroom. The master suite includes a wraparound terrace overlooking the ocean and two decks, one with an outdoor fireplace, the other with a hot tub; a dressing room with many built-ins; a bathroom; and a walk-in closet with fully-automated clothes and shoe racks.
Other features include fully finished basements for the main residence (measuring nearly 7,000 square feet); a pool house; a guest house; a tennis house offering storage, staff quarters, parking facilities, and a children’s playroom and game room; a four-car tandem garage with possibility of a side-by-side three-car garage; an elevator in the main residence; geothermal heating for pools; on-site salt water-extracting facilities for irrigation; two generators; and more.
Celine Dion’s private-castle home in Montreal
Now check out her private-castle home in Montreal with an asking price of nearly $30 million. Joseph’s description: A magnificent stone mansion custom built in 2001, located on an 830,000-square-foot private island, the estate is being sold turnkey with almost all its contents. A private gated bridge with security post welcomes you onto the island, fenced in for maximum privacy and security.
A helipad can be created. In the style of a French Normand chateau, the 24,000-square-foot residence is sheathed in stone with slate roof. The home features a gym, a library, a stone wine cellar and a recreation room complete with a bar, a billiards table and six-seat poker table.
The Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors from Montreal indicate that Celine and Rene visited it twice in the past two years, and that’s one reason behind their decision to sell.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.