Pop Goes The News — Canadian singer Celine Dion has sold her Quebec castle after three years on the market but continues to seek a buyer for her Florida estate.
The selling price of the stone mansion about 30 kilometres northwest of Montreal has not been revealed, nor has the identity of the buyer.
Located on Île Gagnon in Laval, the home had been on the market since 2012. Originally listed at $29.6 million, the asking price dropped to $25.5 million.
Broker Joseph Montanaro of Sotheby’s International Realty in Quebec had the listing.
Montanaro no longer has the listing for Dion’s Florida property, which went on the market in September 2013. Originally listed at $72.5 million, the price dropped to $62.5 million in early 2014.
Dion, who lost her husband René Angélil to cancer in January, has given the listing to Fenton Lang Bruner & Associates of Florida. The asking price is now $45.5 million (roughly $62.3 million CAD).
The Jupiter Island mansion, built in 2010 about 45 kilometres north of West Palm Beach, boasts 415 feet of oceanfront and 5.7 acres of pools, water slides and terraces.
Aside from the 10,000-square-foot main house there are five other buildings on the property — offering a total of 17 bedrooms and 24 bathrooms.
There’s geothermal heating for the pools, salt water extracting facilities for irrigation and two generators.
Last summer, Dion and her ailing husband secured a $35 million mortgage from the National Bank of Canada using the Florida property as collateral. That mortgage is due to be reimbursed by the end of 2019.
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The Quebec home was custom built for Dion and Angélil in 2001 on an 830,000-square-foot private island accessible by gated bridge. The 24,000-square-foot home has six bedrooms and boasts a library, home gym, games rooms, wine cellar and elevator.
The kitchen has a commercial cooktop, built-in rotisserie, three ovens, four fridges, two dishwashers and a professional espresso machine.
Outside, there is an in-ground pool and a pool house equipped with a kitchen.
Dion, who had a residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from March 2003 to December 2007 and again from 2011 to 2014, is now under contract until 2019. She earns a reported $476,000 USD per show.
The singer is scheduled to return to the Vegas stage on Feb. 23 for 23 shows through early June before heading out on tour. She performs 10 concerts at Montréal’s Bell Centre from July 31 to Aug. 17 followed by four concerts in Quebec City.
Dion and her sons René-Charles, 15, and five-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy, have been living in a 6,608-square-foot mansion in Henderson (about a 40-minute drive to Caesars Palace) since 2003.
This story has been updated since it was first published.