US President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida is just beyond beautiful and is a luxury getaway for him and the First Family. Mar-a-Lago is also a business as well as private spa and club which makes Trump tons of money and profit. The property in Palm Beach is extravagant and boasts of wealth and money in all corners.
Trump purchased this sprawling property back in the year 1985 when it was worth $10 million. Its current estimated worth is between $200 million and $300 million. The luxury resort was built at a cost of $7 million (given inflation, that's roughly equivalent to $93.5 million today) from 1924 to 1927 by cereal-company heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post — she was America's richest woman at the time.
The property eventually went on to become a National Historic Landmark. When Post passed away, she decided to leave the beautiful property to the federal government as a summer getaway for Presidents. However, due to its high maintenance, the government returned the property to Post's daughters. They did not want it either and sold it to Trump for less than $10 million.
Here is a sneak peek into Trump's over-the-top Mar-a-Lago estate:
President Donald Trump and Melania Trump stand at the entrance of Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
An overview of the sprawling property
Trump has described the Mar-a-Lago property as the Winter White House. The mansion sits on 20 acres sprawling across the island from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway. Mar-a-Lago is also a business — over the years, the Mar-a-Lago Club has become one of the most impressive and exclusive private clubs, made even more glamorous by The Trump Organization. The property now generates more than $15 million a year in revenue. Trump keeps a section of Mar-a-Lago private, for the use of his family.
A glimpse into what the house looks like!
The Florida property is opulent in the extreme — it’s been compared to the Palace of Versailles by the New York Times. The comparison is apt. Sumptuous appointments framed by rivers of marble, carved stone, and gold leaf, 126 rooms on 17 acres bound by the Atlantic and Intracoastal waterway, liberally graced with glittering chandeliers, oriental rugs, and 16th century Flemish tapestries — this is a lifestyle that makes a statement, according to Forbes.
Donald Trump and Melania Trump enjoy a Christmas at their beautiful getaway in Florida.
The grand interiors
The interiors of Mar-a-Lago have an old-school and classy vibe to it. It is decked decked out in plenty of gold and features antique furniture.
The vintage feel of Mar-a-Lago
The beautiful interiors of Mar-a-Lago
This fireplace has flowers which are entwined around it.
8. The dining hall at the club
Gold chandeliers hang from the ceiling and unsurprisingly, in the golden marble dining room, the plates have gold leaf.
9. Trump and Melania's dining hall
This photograph show Mar-a-Lago’s dining room in 1993 with Marjorie Merriweather Post’s original furniture, including her marble-topped dining table, which could seat 34 dinner guests. The room’s molding and murals are adaptations of the Chigi Palace in Rome. Post kept a notebook with photos of her nearly 30 china patterns, crystal and silverware. Some of the pieces were still in use in 1995, when Trump opened the Mar-a-Lago Club.
10. Grand gold interiors
The rooms at the Mar-a-Lago resort, are lavishly furnished.
The suites inside the Mar-a-Lago club
The decadent main mansion has 128-rooms including a staggering 58 bedrooms and 33 bathrooms as well as private quarters for Trump and his family.
A sitting space in the luxury estate with a picture of Trump in the background
13. The entrance to the club
Large brass lions at the gate
Trump is also known to have hosted several events and functions at Mar-a-Lago.
This is a beautiful fireplace inside the Mar-a-Lago club which gives the club an antique and classic look.
Christmas at Mar-a-Lago
The swimming pool boasts of a poolside restaurant which is known to serve dishes such as "Barron's Macaroni". Barron is the name of Donald Trump's youngest son.
This is a picture of Trump's Grand Ballroom which is a Louis XIV-style ballroom. It is coated and covered in $7 million worth of gold leaves.
Donald J Trump Grand Ballroom
A space that Trump uses for important ceremonies.
Bathroom in the Mar-a-Lago Club
The hugely ornate bathrooms feature plenty of marble, antique furniture, an open fireplace and gold-plated fittings.
The bathroom interiors
This cannot spell out the word luxury more clearly. Trump has also installed four gold-plated sinks in a women’s room, each costing $25,000.
The oceanfront estate
It is now worth between $200 million and $300 million.
The upper balcony area
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