JUPITER — Her voice might be crystal-clear when she performs My Heart Will Go On, but Celine Dion‘s lack of real estate savoir faire is on display yet again in Jupiter.
And that could make a happy camper out of someone on the market for a mansion under $10 million that could end up paying off.
Back in 1989, Dion was enjoying the start of her worldwide fame when she decided to quit Quebec’s hard-to-take weather. Like many French Canadians, she wanted something close to Hollywood, Fla., just much nicer.
So Dion and Rene Angelil, her now-deceased husband, bought a nice waterfront plot at Admiral’s Cove for $300,000, according to records.
They built a nine-bedroom behemoth at 370 Eagle Drive over two floors, with the pool in the upstairs deck overlooking the dock.
Dion added some Greek temple touches to the Mediterranean feel of the place, had the sinks painted by had, added a stained glass dome skylight, five fireplaces, some of the most intricate crown moldings known to man, custom marble and wood inlaid floors. There’s a generator big enough to power the entire house, and a 20-seat home theater.
By the time the diva settled in two years later, she was believed to have spent $20 million on the crib.
Fast forward to 2002, when Dion was getting ready for her permanent gig in Las Vegas. She hung a for-sale sign and got several offers.
In time, a private aviation exec bought it for $9 million.
Now the guy wants to get rid of the property, and has it up for $7 million.
There were no takers last year at $10 million.
“My client just wants to sell it without a hassle,” said Waterfront Properties owner Rob Thomson, the listing agent. “It’s one of the finest houses I’ve ever seen. Anywhere you look, it’s the finest materials, design, decoration and quality anywhere in Palm Beach County. It’s worth much more than its price.”
Meanwhile Dion’s current house in Jupiter Island has been on the market for three years at one-third the $70 million she originally wanted.