Inside Donald Trump’s garish 58-bedroom ‘Winter White House’ where he hosts Japanese PM

President bought the Mar-a-Lago estate in 1993 with then-wife Ivana, splashing out $10 million for the palace which includes a golf club, spa and ballroom
Inside Donald Trump’s garish 58-bedroom ‘Winter White House’ where he hosts Japanese PM

The picture show the lavish mansion Donald Trump has described as his Winter White House. The US president hosted the prime minister of Japan at his $200,000 membership Florida golf resort.

Trump also stayed in his sprawling estate in Palm Beach, Florida, USA, with wife Melania and son Barron on Thanksgiving.

His Mar-a-Lago estate includes a 58-bedroom mansion, a beach club, ballroom, spa, tennis and croquet courts.

But even the lavish amenities can’t detract from the garish interiors, which are said to be modelled on European palaces.

Trump bought the estate in 1993 with then-wife Ivana, splashing out $10 million for it.

He renovated the property to reflect his own gaudy tastes, with expensive furniture sourced from across the world.

One of the rooms is decked out in mahogany wood walls and floors, with baroque-style dining chairs filling it.

Persian-style rugs are used throughout the property and oil paintings hang on the walls, with ceiling murals and chandeliers lighting up the rooms.

One of the bedrooms contains a plush four-poster bed dripping in gold with a matching dressing table and chair.

And the lurid living room is littered with gold furniture, glittering lights and a flashy ceiling.

The lavish 17-acre country club’s decadent interiors are dripping with gold leaf, carved stone and rare marble.

These photos were taken back in 1993, just after the millionaire businessman finished a major restoration.

The grand dining room emulates Rome’s Chigi Palace, with a marble-topped 34-seater table. The ‘Spanish Room’ - historically used by visiting Congressmen and European royalty - retained its tiled fireplace containing niches fitted with porcelain ‘ladies-in-waiting’ figures.

Sculpted roses climb the fireplace and windows of the intricate children’s suite, where the daughter of Mar-a-Lago’s original owner, cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, grew up.

In 1995, Trump extended the majestic ‘Jazz Age’ estate to include a new beach club, ballroom, spa, tennis and croquet courts and opened it up as a country club, for which members nowadays pay $13k a year plus an initial $100k fee.

Trump has since revamped more of the 55,700sq ft main building, which has 33 bathrooms.

These images, taken in 1993 by local photographer CJ Walker, also show Trump’s former 727 jet flying over the property.


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