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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Donald Trump Palm Beach home, Mar-a-Lago


Donald Trump’s Private Club in Palm Beach, Florida


As rumors persist regarding Donald Trump making a Presidential run, perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at his Palm Beach home, Mar-a-Lago.


Mar-a-Lago | Aerial Photo - Lake to Ocean | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo

Mar-A-Lago (Sea to Lake) was built between 1924-1927 by Marjorie Merriweather Post (Post Cereals) and her husband at the time, E. F. Hutton. When Mrs. Post died in 1973 she left the property, all 17 acres of it, to the US government, which had declared the estate to be ‘The Mar-a-Lago National Historic Site’ in 1969, and placed it on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 by an Act of Congress. The government couldn’t afford to keep it — they were losing out on all of those property tax dollars and paying for the continued upkeep — so it was sold……to one Donald J. Trump in 1985 for the sum of $10 million.



Mar-a-Lago Close-Up | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo

After using the estate as his own personal residence for 10 years and spending millions of dollars to restore it to its original splendor, Mr. Trump turned this exquisite Spanish/Moroccan-inspired private home of 126 rooms into a private club, the Mar-a-Lago Club, which opened in 1995 with 58 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms, a 29-foot marble-topped dining room table, 12 fireplaces, and to keep up with the times, 3 bomb shelters! Outside has been added 6 tennis courts, 5 clay and 1 grass, where Mrs. Post used to have her own personal golf course. There is now a large swimming pool facing the Intracoastal Waterway, a 20,000 square foot ballroom, as well as a spa which pampers the members and their guests with massages, a hair stylist, and a gym.


Mar-a-Lago | Marjorie Merriweather Post's Magnificent Tribute To Hispano-Moroccan Architecture. 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. Mrs. Post was quite a fanatic when it came to her privacy. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | Beautiful front window with spectacular tile work. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | Close-up detail of the front window with its spectacular tile & stone work. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | Detail of hand-hewn stone work. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | Fabulous stone work on the outside of the bar. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | Exterior detail work. You can only see this by sticking your head out of a small window and looking to the side. It is not visible from the ground. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | The entrance to Mr. Trump's personal suite. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | 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. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | One of the half-dozen or so bedrooms available to Members and/or their guests during The Season. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | Bedroom Fireplace with hand-painted flower mural on the wall behind. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | Bedroom Fireplace. This incredibly tiled and enameled fireplace keeps one of the bedrooms warm. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | Detail of Bedroom Fireplace. This is a one-of-a-kind piece. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | Beautiful sitting area in one of the suites. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | Detail from the original living room/ballroom. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | This is the stairway up to the top of the tower. Notice the chandelier. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | Up the Tower and a view to the north. Once again, magnificent tile work with the Moorish arches for viewing openings. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.


Mar-a-Lago | Up the Tower. This gorgeous home is directly north of Mar-a-Lago. Mr. Trump had bought many of the adjacent properties. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo/slideshow.

Despite Mr. Trump’s run-ins with the Town of Palm Beach over things such as the size of his flagpole & flag and his on-going discussions with the Palm Beach International Airport over airplanes flying over Mar-a-Lago as they take off and/or land, making noise and disturbing him and his guests, the word’s out that he is once again considering making a run for the Presidency in 2012. We’ve heard this before, but maybe this time he just might try. Imagine him hearing ‘You’re Fired!‘ But at least he’d have this gorgeous architectural masterpiece to go home to.


Mar-a-Lago...Donald Trump's Palm Beach Getaway with the croquet course in front. | CLICK HERE to see a larger photo.


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