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So long, presidency – Donald, Melania and Barron will be looking for a new permanent residency early in 2021, so where will the Trumps call home next? Photo: Bloomberg
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Where will Trump live after the White House? Here are 5 over-the-top homes he owns

White House for Biden? From Virginia’s Trump Winery to New Jersey’s Trump National Golf Club, Donald, Melania and Barron have plenty of other places to stay come January 20
Leah Simpson, South China Morning Post | Nov 17 2020

Donald Trump’s four-year stay at the White House  might be coming to an end – and with it access to Virginia’s presidential countryside retreat Camp David – but despite his failure to win a second term, the outgoing president is hardly going to find himself homeless come January 20.

Here are some of the real estate mogul-turned-politician’s other most-frequented properties.

Trump Tower, New York City

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Donald Trump and family have three floors of prime real estate inside New York’s landmark Trump Tower. Photo: AFP

Before they moved to Washington, Donald, Melania and Barron lived in luxury at a penthouse on Fifth Avenue. Barron reportedly had his own floor in the 10,000-plus sq ft triplex, estimated to be worth US$54 million. The 58-storey Trump Tower, near 56th Street, was completed in 1984 and the penthouse’s 24-karat-gold interiors were modelled after the Palace of Versailles. Designed by Angelo Donghia, the opulent home also has Greek mythical tales painted on the ceilings, a clear view of Central Park and is decked out with a marble fireplace and a diamond-embellished front door.

Rather conveniently, the building lobby has a Starbucks, Trump Grill restaurant and gift shop selling Trump brands including Ivanka’s jewellery brand.

 

Mar-a-Lago, Florida

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It costs US$200,000 a year to become a member of Donald Trump’s Florida club Mar-a-Lago. Photo: Getty/AFP

Trump’s estate in sunny Palm Beach is even bigger than his primary NYC home, with 58 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms and 12 fireplaces. It was built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1927 and purchased by Trump for US$5 million in 1985, but is now believed to be worth much more. The 80,000-sq-ft property is surrounded by landscaped gardens and boasts numerous pools so it’s no wonder the family ventures down there for weekend breaks as often as possible.

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Donald Trump's motorcade arriving at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, earlier this year. Photo: Reuters

It also serves as a private club, where annual membership costs a cool US$200,000, as well as other additional fees and minimum spends.

 

Trump National Golf Club, New Jersey

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While there are plenty of Trump properties across the globe with golf courses, this one is particularly special as its where his daughter Ivanka married Jared Kushner in 2009. The couple even owns a cottage on the property part of which operates as a private members club, too. The Bedminster Township residence is where the Trumps are often spotted in the summer.

 

Seven Springs, Bedford, New York

When the Trumps want to escape the city, they have a 15-bedroom residence with a bowling alley – one of the 60 rooms in total. Trump bought the 50,000-sq-ft mansion in 1996 for US$7.5 million and it’s now believed to be worth US$24 million.

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Trump Winery, Virginia

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Donald Trump Jr. owns Virginia’s Trump Winery. Photo: trumpwinery.com

Although Trump’s 445-hectare (1,100-acre) estate in Charlottesville is in his son Donald Trump Jr.’s name, Trump has recently admitted he owns one of the biggest wineries in the US. The main building stretches 23,000 sq ft and operates as a Trump Hotel with 45 rooms.