Celine Dion Dropped The Price Of Her Florida Estate By $10 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  April 3, 2014  |  12:24 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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    Celine Dion

    Jupiter Island, FL

    Most Known For

    International superstar singer

    Home Stats

    17,000 square feet, 5 separate structures, water park, furnished

    Price

    $62,500,000

    Celine Dion has just price-chopped the crown jewel of her real estate holdings – a 5.5 acre, 17,000 square foot Florida estate with water park – by $10 million!

    Originally listed in August 2013 for $72.5 million, Dion just dropped the sky-high price by 8 figures to lure a potential buyer. Now listed for $62.5 million, the Vegas-based Dion is hoping for a quick sale.

    In 2005, Dion and her husband/manager René Angélil paid $12,525,000 for the home at 215 S. Beach Road. They proceeded to tear down a perfectly nice 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 8,579 square foot home to build this incredible Bahamian-inspired estate, which was completed in 2010.

    Located in the exclusive Floridian inlet of Jupiter Island, and sitting right on the bank of the Atlantic Ocean, the property is comprised of the main residence and 5 individual pavilions including a double 4 bedroom guest house (for a total of 8 bedrooms); a tennis house with simulated golf range leading to the tennis court; a pool house with built-in grill and separate kitchen; and a cozy beach house with second floor sleeping loft and massage room. There are three separate pools on the property, one at the rear by the ocean, and two connecting pools at the front with an insane water park.

    The main residence is an open-concept that takes full advantage of the ocean views. The main level features a formal living room, a large kitchen, family room and dining room, a ground floor bedroom suite with huge walk-in closet, bathroom and screened-in porch, a media room and a separate guest wing.

    The second floor features two children’s bedrooms with their own ensuite bathrooms, children’s den and a spectacular master bedroom. The master suite has a wrap-around terrace overlooking the ocean and two separate decks, one with outdoor fireplace, the other with hot tub. As expected in a diva’s home, Dion’s house has a fabulous dressing room with tons of built-ins, a gorgeous ensuite bathroom and every woman’s dream: an enormous walk-in closet with separate fully-automated clothes and shoe racks.

    Other  features include a 7,000 square foot fully-finished basement, pool house, staff quarters and elevator.

    For $72 million, $62.5 million, Dion is offering the home fully furnished.

    Images via the listing agent, Joseph Montanaro of Sotheby’s.

      Skincare Mogul Dr. Perricone Selling Beachfront Florida Mansion For $16.995 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  February 25, 2014  |  8:56 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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      Dr. Perricone

      Vero Beach, FL

      Most Known For

      Mega-successful dermatologist with an eponymous line of skincare

      Home Stats

      2.3 acres, 14,000 square feet, five bedrooms, six full and two half baths, beachfront, pool

      Price

      $16,995,000

      Skincare mogul Dr. Nicholas Perricone is selling his stunning Vero Beach, Florida home for $16,995,000!

      Located in the uber-exclusive and private John’s Island gated community, the wealthy dermatologist is saying goodbye to an incredible 14,000 square foot home with 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 partial bathrooms on 2.3 acres of oceanfront land.

      Outside, the home has covered loggias for escaping the Florida sun, as well as a lounge pool and plenty of outdoor space for entertaining and enjoying the incredible weather. Sprawling lawns surround the property, and just beyond the green lawns lies 93 feet of beachfront sand and surf, which can be accessed via a private dune walkway.

      First reported by the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Perricone paid $10 million for the home in 2009, which had been built on spec in 2007. He bought the home fully furnished in a navy and white pallet, and he is now offering the home fully furnished as well, since he doesn’t “want to be bothered with moving furniture.” Anyone who has ever moved houses can understand the feeling!

      The WSJ also reported that Dr. Perricone said he is selling because his business has kept him busier than expected, leaving him little time to visit the house.”

       Cindy O’Dare and Clark French of Premier Estate Properties represent the listing.

       

      • $140,000,000 estate with private island in Greenwich, CT
      • Live atop NYC's Mark Hotel in the $60,000,000 penthouse
      • This Bradbury, CA estate with a pool and private pond costs $68,800,000
      • $69,800,000 will buy you a 51 acre property in Woodside, CA
      • Celine Dion's Jupiter, FL home has a backyard water park - and a $72,000,000 price tag
      • For $75,000,000, you can get this NYC penthouse with views of the park and the whole city
      • A newly-listed townhouse in New York asks $114,000,000
      • Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is selling his NYC penthouse for $115,000,000
      • The late financier Martin Zweig's $125,000,000 NYC Penthouse
      • A New York penthouse overlooking Central Park has a price tag of $88,000,000

        The Most Expensive Homes For Sale in 2013

        Posted by Cristin  |  December 17, 2013  |  1:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

        Most Expensive Homes in America in 2013

        The U.S. housing market was full of doom and gloom in the last few years, and brighter times are definitely ahead for real estate – but there was one sector that has always shined bright like a diamond: ultra, ultra luxury real estate.

        We’re not just talking seven figures here – we’re talking about homes that start at $60,000,000 and go way, way up from there.

        As 2013 winds down, Trulia has compiled a list of the most expensive, incredible, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, insanely amazing, OMG-worthy homes on the market in 2013:

        #1 – $140,000,000 in Greenwich, CT

        $140,000,000 estate with private island in Greenwich, CT

        $140,000,000 estate with private island

         Address Not Disclosed  – 12 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 13,519 square feet with a private island

        #2 – $125,000,000 in New York City

        The late financier Martin Zweig's $125,000,000 NYC Penthouse

        The late financier Martin Zweig’s $125,000,000 NYC Penthouse

        The Penthouse at The Pierre – 16 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms

        #3 – $115,000,000 in New York City

        Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is selling his NYC penthouse for $115,000,000

        Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is selling his NYC penthouse for $115,000,000

        151 E 58th Street – 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 9,000 square feet

        #4 – $114,077,000 in New York City

        A newly-listed townhouse in New York asks $114,000,000

        A newly-listed townhouse in New York asks $114,000,000

         12 E 69th Street  – 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 20,000 square feet

        #5 – $88,000,000 in New York City

        A New York penthouse overlooking Central Park has a price tag of $88,000,000

        A New York penthouse overlooking Central Park has a price tag of $88,000,000

        781 5th Avenue – 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms

        #6 – $75,000,000 in New York City

        For $75,000,000, you can get this NYC penthouse with views of the park and the whole city

        For $75,000,000, you can get this NYC penthouse with views of the park and the whole city

         Broadway and Columbus Circle – 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,274 square feet

        #7 – $72,000,000 in Jupiter, FL

        Celine Dion's Jupiter, FL home has a backyard water park - and a $72,000,000 price tag

        Celine Dion’s Jupiter, FL home has a backyard water park – & a $72,000,000 price tag

        Celine Dion’s Incredible Florida Mansion – 17,000 square feet, water park

        #8 – $69,800,000 in Woodside, CA

        $69,800,000 will buy you a 51 acre property in Woodside, CA

        $69,800,000 will buy you a 51 acre property in Woodside, CA

        331 Greer Road – 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 9,000 square feet, 51 acres

        #9 – $68,800,000 in Bradbury, CA

        This Bradbury, CA estate with a pool and private pond costs $68,800,000

        This estate comes complete with a pool and private pond and costs $68,800,000

        The Bradbury Estate  at 172 Bliss Canyon Road - 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms

        #10 – $60,000,000 in New York City

        Live atop NYC's Mark Hotel in the $60,000,000 penthouse

        Live atop an NYC Hotel in the $60,000,000 penthouse

        Newly-Constructed Penthouse at The Mark Hotel – 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 9,799 square feet

         

        So, now that you’ve seen the Most Expensive Homes in America, tell us which one of these ultra-luxurious homes is your favorite!

          Matt Damon Price Chops Waterfront Miami Mansion By $1 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  November 19, 2013  |  2:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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          Matt Damon

          Miami, FL

          Most Known For

          Oscar-winner and actor, star of the "Bourne" movies, and more

          Home Stats

          7 bedrooms, 9.5 baths, 12,705 square feet, 170 feet of bay frontage, pool

          Price

          $18,999,000

          Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon has just price chopped his waterfront Miami mansion by $1 million dollars.

          Originally listed for $20 million, Damon’s Miami home sat on the market for nearly 8 months before he cut a solid mil from the asking price in hopes that the new, improved $18,999,0000 price tag will entice a buyer.

          The historic house, dubbed “Maravilla,” was built in 1935 and sits on a rare double lot with an incredible 170 feet of bay frontage and unobstructed bay views.

          Inside, 7 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms sprawl out over 12,705 square feet of living space. Highlights include a theater room, wine cellar, custom office, oversized living room, a gourmet kitchen and a spa-like bath and private terrace overlooking the water.

          The pool house has a full outdoor summer kitchen for entertaining and the property is rounded out by a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom guesthouse adjacent to the sparkling pool.

          Damon, his wife Lucinda and their children currently live on the West Coast in a massive $15 Million Pacific Palisades mansion.

          The Jills from Coldwell Banker hold the listing.

            NBA Legend Larry Bird Lists Waterfront Florida Mansion For $4.8 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  September 26, 2013  |  11:27 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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            Larry Bird

            Naples, FL

            Most Known For

            NBA Hall of Famer

            Home Stats

            4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,007 square feet, pool

            Price

            $4,800,000

            NBA legend Larry Bird is fleeing his coop in Naples, Florida.

            Brand new to the market, Bird’s agent confirmed to The News-Press that Bird and his wife, Dinah, want $4.8 million for their custom-built home in the Naples’ Park Shore subdivision.

            The Birds have been longtime Naples residents.  The News-Press reports that they first bought a home in the Park Shore neighborhood in 1993 and then sold that house and bought the current home on the 300 block of Neapolitan Way for $875,000 in 1998. Bird and his wife then tore down the house and built the current home in 2001.

            Bird’s agent also told The News-Press that Bird is selling the home because he doesn’t have time to spend in Naples now that he’s retaken his job as president of basketball operations for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers after a yearlong health-related sabbatical.

            The Bird’s custom waterfront residence captures spectacular expansive views overlooking Venetian Bay. It boasts nearly 6,000 square feet of living space and features custom details throughout. Interior highlights include a gourmet kitchen and four full bedrooms, a saltwater aquarium behind a full service bar and state-of-the-art home theater. Outside, a tiki hut with thatched roof hovers over a summer kitchen and an adjacent infinity-edge pool sits near the sparkling bay.

              Celine Dion Lists Insane Florida Estate With Water Park for $72 Million

              Posted by Cristin  |  August 26, 2013  |  7:12 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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              Celine Dion

              Jupiter Island, FL

              Most Known For

              International superstar singer

              Home Stats

              17,000 square feet, 5 separate structures, water park, furnished

              Price

              $72,000,000

              Celine Dion‘s career is larger than life, and so is her real estate portfolio. The international superstar has just listed the crown jewel of her real estate holdings – a 5.5 acre, 17,000 square foot estate with water park – for $72 million!

              In 2005, Dion and her husband/manager René Angélil paid $12,525,000 for the home at 215 S. Beach Road. They proceeded to tear down a perfectly nice 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 8,579 square foot home to build this incredible Bahamian-inspired estate, which was completed in 2010.

              Located in the exclusive Floridian inlet of Jupiter Island and sitting right on the bank of the Atlantic Ocean, the property is comprised of the main residence and 5 individual pavilions including a double 4 bedroom guest house (for a total of 8 bedrooms); a tennis house with simulated golf range leading to the tennis court; a pool house with built-in grill and separate kitchen; and a cozy beach house with second floor sleeping loft and massage room. There are three separate pools on the property, one at the rear by the ocean, and two connecting pools at the front with an insane water park.

              The main residence is an open-concept that takes full advantage of the ocean views. The main level features a formal living room, a large kitchen, family room and dining room, a ground floor bedroom suite with huge walk-in closet, bathroom and screened-in porch, a media room and a separate guest wing.

              The second floor features two children’s bedrooms with their own ensuite bathrooms, children’s den and a spectacular master bedroom. The master suite has a wrap-around terrace overlooking the ocean and two separate decks, one with outdoor fireplace, the other with hot tub. As expected in a diva’s home, Dion’s house has a fabulous dressing room with tons of built-ins, a gorgeous ensuite bathroom and every woman’s dream: an enormous walk-in closet with separate fully-automated clothes and shoe racks.

              Other  features include a 7,000 square foot fully-finished basement, pool house, staff quarters and elevator.

              For $72 million, Dion is offering the home fully furnished.

              Images via the listing agent, Joseph Montanaro of Sotheby’s.

                Shakira Asks $14.95 Million For Waterfront Miami Mansion

                Posted by Cristin  |  July 30, 2013  |  11:48 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                Shakira

                Miami, FL

                Most Known For

                Columbian-born international superstar, former "The Voice" judge

                Home Stats

                6 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, 8,355 square feet, pool, waterfront

                Price

                $14,950,000

                Shakira is selling in Miami!

                The stunning international superstar and “The Voice” judge is saying goodbye to the waterfront Miami mansion she’s owned since September 2001. Property records we peeped show that the Colombian-born hottie and new mommy paid $3,380,000 for a 3 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 6,672 square foot home just minutes from the glitz of South Beach.

                Now, the home is on the market with a big time price tag – $14,950,000. In the 12 years Shakira has owned the sleek pad, she added 3 additional bedrooms, 4 more bathrooms and almost 1,700 more square feet to the already large and luxe estate.

                With a new baby and a life that keeps her away from Florida, it’s no longer “Whenever, Wherever” for the settled-down Shakira, who is now ready to part with the waterfront Zen sanctuary. Fully remodeled, the home has light wood floors that sprawl throughout the home and a state-of-the-art kitchen with Miele appliances and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The master bedroom on the second floor has an adjoining nursery or office and the rest of the home has guest quarters and a gym.

                Outside, a hardwood deck surrounds a pool and the backyard has direct access to the bay via a private dock.

                Ben Moss and Katrina Campins of The Campins Company are the listing agents. Photos by Enrique Colls.

                 

                 

                 

                  Jimmy Buffett Picks Up A Third Palm Beach Home For $1.3 Million

                  Posted by Cristin  |  June 27, 2013  |  9:17 am  |  Tags: , , , ,

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                  Jimmy Buffett

                  Palm Beach, FL

                  Most Known For

                  Margaritaville crooner and restauranteur with devoted fans

                  Home Stats

                  4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 3,100 square feet, private patio

                  Price

                  $1,300,000

                  Jimmy Buffett has a penchant for “Paradise!” According to property records, the Margaritaville crooner paid $1.3 million for his third property in a ritzy Palm Beach neighborhood. This new home is likely to be used by the multimillionaire as a guesthouse, as it’s located directly across the street from a home he bought for $802k in 2002.

                  Buffett’s new home is close to the beach and has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 3,100 square feet. It also features hardwood floors, a chef’s kitchen, custom closets and Palm Beach must-haves: a private patio and balcony.

                  Buffett has made millions after decades of touring, as well as other ventures that include the successful “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise” restaurant chains and Land Shark Lager beer. He’s plowed a significant amount of money into real estate. Aside from the two homes he now owns across the street from each other, Buffett also owns a much larger Palm Beach residence that he paid nearly $5M for in 2011, 3 side-by-side homes in Sag Harbor, NY and a Caribbean villa on the island of St. Barth.

                   

                  Images via Mary Jane McElwaney of Golden Bear Realty in Palm Beach

                   

                    Billionaire Bill Gates Buys Florida Equestrian Estate for $8.7 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  June 26, 2013  |  1:07 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Bill & Melinda Gates

                    Wellington, FL

                    Most Known For

                    Founder and former CEO of Microsoft, current global philanthropists

                    Home Stats

                    4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 7,234 square feet, equestrian facilities

                    Price

                    $8,700,000

                    Billionaire Microsoft founder-turned-philanthrapist Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have just purchased an expansive equestrian estate in Wellington, Florida for $8.7 million. Nestled in an exclusive community, the mansion will be home base for the Gates family when they spend time in the area while their teenage daughter competes in prestigious equestrian competitions.

                    Gossip Extra is reporting that the Gates family paid in cash for the four-bedroom home in the extra-exclusive Mallet Hill neighborhood, which has just 13 homes. NYC Mayor Bloomberg is reportedly also a resident of Mallet Hill.

                    The property has a 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 7,000-square-foot main house with training grounds and space for 20 horses.

                    The Gates’ previously rented this home for $500,000 and have spent about $1.1 million renting homes in the area before making this purchase.

                      Billy Joel Sells Miami Mansion To Italian Billionaire

                      Posted by Cristin  |  June 11, 2013  |  3:14 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                      Billy Joel

                      Miami Beach, FL

                      Most Known For

                      Crooning some of the most classic hits of all time

                      Home Stats

                      7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, pool, 165 feet of water frontage

                      Price

                      $14,000,000

                      The ‘Piano Man’ is Movin Out!’ Singer Billy Joel has sold his nearly 9,000 square foot Mediterranean Revival style mansion on Miami Beach’s swanky La Gorce Island for just under $14,000,000. Property records show the buyer is the deep-pocketed Italian billionaire shoe and handbag mogul Diego Della Valle, who founded and still owns a controlling interest in the Italian luxury leather goods brand Tods.

                      Joel paid $13.5M in 2006 for the 8,880-square-foot Mediterranean-style home, set on a .67-acre slice of waterfront on the luxe, celeb-studded island of La Gorce.

                      The home boasts expansive open areas with breathtaking views of the bay. Home amenities include a luxurious bar with wine cellar, gourmet chefs kitchen, formal living and dining room, office and sumptuous master suite, all of which showcase the finest details and finishes. A must have in Miami, the home has 165 feet of water frontage and room for new owner Valle’s yacht.