Residences of Donald Trump

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U.S. president Donald Trump currently has seven residences.

Trump grew up in Jamaica Estates, an affluent neighborhood in Queens, New York City. During his time at the New York Military Academy, he lived on campus; he later rented row houses in college. In 1971, Trump moved to a studio on 75th Street in Manhattan.[1] Since the completion of Trump Tower in 1983, Trump has lived in a three-level penthouse on the top floors. He purchased the Seven Springs mansion in Bedford, New York, in 1995. Upon Trump's election to the U.S. presidency, he moved into the White House in Washington, D.C. From his birth in 1946 until 2019, Trump listed his primary state of residence as New York; in September 2019, Donald and Melania moved their primary residence to Mar-a-Lago in Florida.[2][3]

Current residences[edit]

White House[edit]

Donald Trump currently lives at the presidential mansion, the White House in Washington, D.C. Donald Trump has been the current tenant of the estate since his inauguration in 2017, while his wife Melania and their son Barron remained at Trump Tower until the end of Barron's 2016–2017 school year.[4] The Trumps are to leave the White House at the end of the presidential term, on January 20, 2021.[5]

Mar-a-Lago[edit]

Since September 2019, Trump's resort and residence Mar-a-Lago has served as the primary residence for Donald and Melania Trump.[3][2] The legality of this has been disputed because, in 1993, Trump signed a "use agreement" with the Town of Palm Beach, Florida that changed Mar-a-Lago's designation from a single-family residence to a private club. The agreement specified that guests, including Trump, could not stay there for more than three non-consecutive weeks per year.[6]

Trump Tower penthouse[edit]

Trump, Shinzō Abe, and others at Trump's penthouse, 2016

The three-story penthouse at Trump Tower was Trump's primary and main residence until September 2019 when Trump designated Mar-a-Lago his primary residence.[3] In 2017, Forbes magazine estimated the 11,000 sq.ft. penthouse to be worth $64 million dollars.[7] The interior was originally designed by Angelo Donghia with black lacquered walls, brass, and mahogany but was later redesigned in Louis XIV-style with gold-trimmed furniture, marble floors, columns, tables, and walls, frescoed ceilings, bronze statues, and crystal chandeliers.[1] It was his primary residence until September 2019.[3][8][9]

Trump National Golf Club Bedminster[edit]

A villa on the premises is reserved for Trump's exclusive use, and a 500-square-foot, two-story balcony and porch were added to it in 2017.[10] In 2017, the place was designated as Trump's third presidential residence.[11]

Seven Springs[edit]

Trump owns a 28,322-square-foot (2,631.2 m2) mansion[12] on 200 acres (81 ha) in Bedford and New Castle, New York. The mansion has sixty rooms, including thirteen bedrooms, twelve baths, and an indoor pool of white marble.[1][13] There are two other pools on the grounds, as well as a glass and stone orangery for growing citrus, with a bowling alley in its basement. The grounds are accented with a formal garden pavilion, a fountain in the front lawn, a greenhouse and root cellar, and a stone water tower. The property also contains a Tudor Revival house and courtyard known as "Nonesuch," formerly owned by the Heinz family.[14][13]

It was formerly the home of Eugene Meyer and his family, including his daughter Katharine Graham. In 1919, Meyer had artist and architect Charles A. Platt design the mansion of sandstone from the property. He spent $2 million constructing it. Meyer died in 1959, and after his wife's death in 1970, the family foundation gave the property first to Yale University and then to Rockefeller University, which used it as a conference center.[12] Trump purchased the property in 1995 for $7.5 million. The mansion was in need of renovation, but Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. spent summers and weekends at the property, living in one of the carriage houses. They would ride ATVs, fish in Byram Lake, and help with construction work. Eric Trump described the property as a "home base" and Forbes called it a "family retreat".[15]

Development plans[edit]

Trump originally planned to build a golf course on the property, however he was opposed by the governments of the three municipalities the property lies within, and he wanted to avoid competing with his existing course nearby in Briarcliff Manor. Trump's plans changed for Seven Springs to include building fifteen mansions, each to sell for about $25 million, and renovating the two existing houses.[13] The plans were abandoned, and in 2015, Trump placed most of the property under a conservation easement, gaining a $21.1 million tax deduction.[16] In 2020, the New York Times revealed that Trump had classified the estate as an investment property in 2014 for tax purposes, allowing him to deduct 2.2 million in property taxes that would have been ineligible if the mansion was used as a personal residence.[17]

Trump Parc[edit]

Donald Trump developed the 38-story Trump Parc condominium skyscraper at 106 Central Park South, and often privately owns multiple units within it, which he rents for up to $100,000 a month.[1]

Trump Park Avenue[edit]

Trump has several apartments at Trump Park Avenue, where his daughter Ivanka lives.[1]

Former residences[edit]

Queens, New York City[edit]

85-15 Wareham Place in Jamaica Estates (Queens), New York City

Trump lived with his family in Jamaica Estates, an affluent suburban neighborhood in Queens, New York. They lived at 85-15 Wareham Place until he was four. The house, a six-bedroom neo-Tudor, was built in 1940 by his father Fred Trump. In 1950, the family moved into a 23-room mansion Fred Trump built on two adjoining lots on Midland Parkway, directly behind the backyard of the house on Wareham Place.[18][1][19] Trump's parents lived in the house for the rest of their lives.[20]

School living[edit]

Beginning at age 13, Trump attended and resided at New York Military Academy, a private boarding school in Cornwall, New York.[21] He subsequently attended Fordham University for two years and transferred to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he lived in rented off-campus row houses.[1]

Manhattan penthouse[edit]

Around the 1970s Trump lived in a penthouse apartment at the Phoenix, a luxury apartment building on 65th Street in the Upper East Side in Manhattan. The apartment had large panoramic windows; he decorated the interior in beige, brown, and chrome.[1]

Greenwich mansion[edit]

Trump purchased a 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1982 for $4 million. The house has eight bedrooms, eleven baths, a 4,000 square feet (370 m2) guest house, a putting green and tennis court, indoor and outdoor pools, and a sauna.[1]

Fifth Avenue apartment[edit]

Donald and Ivana Trump (his wife at the time) lived in an apartment on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, which was decorated with beige velvet sofas and goatskin tables.[1] According to family friend Nikki Haskell, Donald and Ivana lived in Olympic Tower prior to moving to 800 Fifth Avenue [22]

Virginia residence[edit]

Trump had a residence at Trump Vineyard Estates, a 45-room 23,000 square feet (2,100 m2) mansion.[1]

Beverly Hills[edit]

Trump owned a five-bedroom mansion on North Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California from 2007 to 2019. Trump had rarely used it, and had put on the market and rented it out at different times.[1] In June 2019, he quietly sold the property, off-market, for $13.5 million. He had originally purchased it for $7 million, and claimed the house was worth $6 million for tax purposes.[23]

From 2008 to 2009, Trump owned a neighboring house, an 11-bedroom Greek Revival mansion built in 1981. Trump purchased it for $10.35 million, but sold it for $9.5 million. It was previously a residence of Gabonese president Omar Bongo, who died in office in 2009.[24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Flamer, Keith. "Donald Trump's Estates Through The Years (Pre-White House)". Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Linton, Caroline (October 31, 2019). "Lifelong New Yorker Trump moving primary residence to Florida". CBS News. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Haberman, Maggie (October 31, 2019). "Trump, Lifelong New Yorker, Declares Himself a Resident of Florida". New York Times. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  4. ^ Haberman, Maggie (November 20, 2016). "Melania and Barron Trump Won't Immediately Move to White House". The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 24, 2016. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  5. ^ Tollefson, Jeff (November 7, 2020). "Scientists relieved as Joe Biden wins tight US presidential election". Nature. 587 (7833): 183–184. doi:10.1038/d41586-020-03158-8. PMID 33161414.
  6. ^ Roig-Franzia, Manuel (May 8, 2020). "Trump made Florida his official residence. He may have also made a legal mess". Washington Post. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  7. ^ Peterson-Withorn, Chase (May 3, 2017). "Donald Trump Has Been Lying About The Size Of His Penthouse". Forbes. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  8. ^ Bernstein, Jacob (August 12, 2017). "Trump Tower, a Home for Celebrities and Charlatans". The New York Times. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  9. ^ "Inside Donald and Melania Trump's Manhattan Apartment Mansion". iDesignArch. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  10. ^ ||cite web |last1=Samuelsohn |first1=Darren |last2=Vogel |first2=Kenneth P. |title=Goodbye, Mar-a-Lago. Hello, Bedminster. |work=Politico |date=April 19, 2017 |access-date=November 27, 2020}}
  11. ^ Overby, Peter (July 20, 2017). "Trump's Third Home Away From Home To Cost Taxpayers Millions". WNYC. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  12. ^ a b Singer, Penny (July 31, 1994). "The Luxury Home Market Carries On". The New York Times. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  13. ^ a b c Brenner, Elsa (May 21, 2006). "Homes by (and for) Donald Trump". Retrieved April 14, 2017 – via NYTimes.com.
  14. ^ "The Asking Price Is $9.5 Million; For Sale: A 200-Acre Estate in Westchester". The New York Times. July 24, 1994. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  15. ^ Carlyle, Erin (July 17, 2014). "Inside Seven Springs, The Lavish Mansion Where The Trumps Spent Summers". Forbes. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  16. ^ McKinney, Michael P. (April 25, 2017). "Seven Springs, Trump's N.Y. property, spared spotlight — for now". USA Today. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  17. ^ Buettner, Russ; Craig, Susanne; McIntire, Mike (September 27, 2020). "Long-concealed Records Show Trump's Chronic Losses and Years of Tax Avoidance". The New York Times. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  18. ^ Kranish & Fisher 2017, p. 32.
  19. ^ Warren, Katie (December 19, 2019). "I visited Trump's childhood neighborhood on the outskirts of NYC, and it didn't take long to see why he's called it an 'oasis'". Business Insider. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  20. ^ Walsh, Kevin. "Tripping to Trumpville". Splice Today. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  21. ^ Kranish & Fisher 2017, p. 38.
  22. ^ "The FRONTLINE Interview: Nikki Haskell". pbs.org. September 27, 2016.
  23. ^ Flemming, Jack (June 12, 2019). "Donald Trump's Beverly Hills home quietly sells for $13.5 million". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  24. ^ Leitereg, Neal J. (August 9, 2016). "The high price of living next door to Donald Trump in L.A.: $30 million". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 15, 2020.

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