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