Exclusive Photos Of Donald Trump's Giant Palm Beach Estate

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Photo: Courtesy of Jeff & Cary Lichtenstein

What kind of place would real estate tycoon Donald Trump call home?Something big, bought at a steal.

The Mar-A-Lago mansion was built in 1924 by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. When she died, the estate was willed to the government and declared a historic site. In 1985, however, the government was cutting costs and sold the 17-acre estate for $10 million to Trump.

Trump lived here for 10 years before converting it to a private club. Members enjoy 58 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms, 12 fireplaces and 3 bomb shelters.

Exclusive photos of his estate were obtained by a Florida realty company. Check out more photos and analysis of Donald Trump’s Palm Beach Home. Photos from Jeff Lichtenstein marketing Admirals Cove real estate in Jupiter, Florida and Palm Beach homes for sale  in Palm Beach, Florida.

This was a national historic site, then Trump's home, now his private club

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Mar-A-Lago means sea to lake

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Pre-Donald, the hedge fronting the property was an 8-foot high stone wall, topped with embedded, broken glass. The wall extended all the way around the property to the lake. Heiress Marjorie Post was a fanatic when it came to her privacy.

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Beautiful front window with spectacular tile work.

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Close-up detail of the front window with its spectacular tile & stone work.

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Detail of hand-hewn stone work.

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Fabulous stone work on the outside of the bar.

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The original living room/ballroom. Mrs. Post was very fond of dancing and hosted many balls. She was The Hostess of Palm Beach in her time.

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One of the half-dozen or so bedrooms available to Members and/or their guests during The Season.

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Detail of Bedroom Fireplace. This is a one-of-a-kind piece.

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Beautiful sitting area in one of the suites.

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Detail from the original living room/ballroom.

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This is the stairway up to the top of the tower. Notice the chandelier.

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This gorgeous home is directly north of Mar-a-Lago. Mr. Trump had bought many of the adjacent properties.

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Donald Trump's Palm Beach Getaway with the croquet course in front.

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