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Celine Dion has always prized her privacy and her family. So when it came time to build her dream home, she wanted a secure retreat that would also have everything her family needed to stay entertained.
Welcome to the ultimate diva's retreat — a 5.7-acre estate on Jupiter Island, Florida. CNBC's "Secret Lives of the Super Rich" was given exclusive access to Dion's estate, which includes five main buildings, three pools and epic ocean views.
The compound has more than 400 linear feet of ocean frontage, with a green lawn leading right onto an unspoiled beach. Behind the house there's more water — almost half a million gallons of it — lapping up against man-made beaches, flowing down a lazy river and surging down two giant water slides. A ride on the lazy river carries you under several bridges and along the property's perfectly manicured lawns. At the center of one of the pools is a giant fire pit.
While a water park may not appeal to every millionaire buyer, broker Adrian Reed of Fenton Lang Bruner & Associates, which is listing the property, said it could be removed. But it can't be replicated on Jupiter Island, as zoning laws would likely not allow it.
"This is not replaceable and not reproducible," he said. "You really couldn't build this again on Jupiter Island."
The main house is 20,000 square feet, with living room walls that retract to create the ultimate indoor-outdoor entertainment area. The house also has a game room with pinball machines and video games, two kitchens, "his and her" guest suites and a massive family room with plenty of room for dining.
There's a luxurious pool house with an ice cream bar, a gazebo for poolside dining, a tennis court that can also be used for shooting hoops, and a tennis pavilion with a golf simulator. A separate beach bungalow has a massage room and sleeping loft.
The master bedroom features a giant custom bed, upholstered walls and a massive fireplace lined with fire-proof mirrors, which allow you to sit on the bed and see the ocean through the fire. A giant television retracts from the ceiling.
The closet is a technological wonder, with retracting walls that reveal a mechanized shoe rack for more than 500 pairs of shoes. There is also a gown room with an automated carousel that holds hundreds of dresses. What's more, there are display cabinets for perfume and sunglasses and a bank of drawers that doubles as a safe for jewelry — accessible only with a fingerpad.
All that elegance comes with a steep price tag: $45.5 million.