Celine Dion Lists her Beautiful Jupiter Island, Florida home with Sotheby’s International Realty

The Bahamian-style home of Celine Dion.

Brazen Sotheby’s International Realty in Bellevue, Washington wants to say Congratulations are in order to Cristina Condon of Sotheby’s International Realty in Palm Beach and referring Agent Joseph Montanaro, of Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec on their gorgeous listing here! See the article below recently published in the Wall Street Journal announcing this great property!

Celine Dion is putting her Jupiter Island, Fla., compound on the market for $72
million.

 

The 5.7-acre property has a Bahamian-style home that is nearly 10,000 square feet with five bedrooms and five en suite bathrooms, a formal living room with vaulted ceilings, a screened-in porch, a media room, an elevator and guest wing. The master suite has a walk-in closet with an automated rack for clothing and an automated carousel for shoes. It also has a wraparound terrace and two decks, one with an fireplace and another with a hot tub.

The property includes an eight-bedroom guesthouse, a tennis house with a simulated golf range, a pool house and a beach house with a sleeping loft and massage room. There are three pools, one at the rear of the property by the Atlantic Ocean, and two connecting pools at the front that have their own water park, with two slides, a bridge over a lazy river and water gun “stations.” The property has more than 400 linear feet on the ocean and has a four-car tandem garage and an additional three-car garage.

Ms. Dion and her manager husband, René Angélil, bought part of the land under her Canadian firm, Renlec Management, in 2005 for $12.5 million and then bought the adjacent property in 2008 for $7 million also under Renlec, according to public records. The couple razed the home on the first property to build their current spread, which was completed in 2010, according to referring agent Joseph Montanaro, of Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec.

Mr. Montanaro says Ms. Dion is selling the property because she’s going to be spending more time in Las Vegas, where her Caesars Palace show contract has been extended until 2019. Ms. Dion didn’t respond to requests for comment.

The listing agent is Cristina Condon of Sotheby’s International Realty in Palm Beach.

Places and Spaces Real estate, development, landscape and retail in New York’s Capital Region By Leigh Hornbeck | Contact | Twitter House of the Week: Farmhouse in Easton

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This week’s house is a renovated farmhouse, a home built 1860 that fell into disrepair until the current owner renovated it. The property comes with a barn, a second outbuilding suitable for a studio or workshop, and 13 acres. It has a great story. Read more after the jump.

Jonathan Cullinan bought the property in 2003 for the land and the barn. He was going to tear down the house. But as he started cleaning it out, neighbors and townspeople started coming around to tell him stories. It had once been a successful farm, they told him, many of the locals spent their teen years working there. Cullinan found three generations of photographs in the house, left behind by the family that lived there before. A local historian showed him a letter a man fighting in the Civil War sent home to his father, Holden Crandall, who rented rooms in the house to travelers.  He discovered the house had only been home to three families since the Civil War. Cullian decided he couldn’t tear the house down. He gutted it and saved what he could – the slate roof, the front door, staircases, wide plank flooring in the second floor, baseboards and trim. He rewired and replumbed, installed a central vacuum, put in a new oil furnace, built a new kitchen, new bathrooms and properly insulated the house. He ripped off the aluminum siding and the clapboards beneath and wrapped the house in vinyl and Hardi-board siding. He installed new vinyl windows.

The barn and chicken coop underwent a similar overhaul, and electricity was added to both. Outside, thoughtful landscaping was installed. Cullinan and his wife have started a family. They plan a move to Saratoga County, and they’re looking for a new owner for the old farmhouse. The spot is a half-hour drive to Saratoga Springs, less to Albany via Route 40 and 787. The house has three bedrooms, three full baths. Taxes: $7,372. List price: $399,000. Allison Bradley of Select Sotheby’s International Realty is handling the sale.

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Six-story hotel, restaurant planned in heart of upstate NY tourist hot spot

It is an exciting future in store for The Queen of American Lakes.
With the new approvals for taller buildings paves the way for
developer investment in Lake George Village improvements which should
have a positive impact on tourism, the quality of the resort town
experience and world wide exposure.   Progress stimulates improved
economic conditions and with some hope could extend the economic
season of the village to more than just seasonal.   Dave Kenny has
done a great job with his prior projects around the lake and also in
the outlets at exit 20.  Marriott is the perfect choice so we are
excited about what this could mean for the future of the Village.
Additionally, with more tourism and economic growth will come improved
real estate values and more demand.

A 120-room Courtyard Marriott hotel is being planned in the center of Lake George, NY, weeks after taller buildings were approved for the summer tourist hot spot.

Developer Dave Kenny is looking to build a six-story, $15 million hotel that would include a restaurant, theater, a ballroom and breakout meeting space, according to a report by the Post-Star.

Village officials voted last month to permit buildings that were taller than three stories.