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Donald Trump: He lives in this ostentatious villa on weekends

When Donald Trump leaves work on Friday, he gets on the plane and travels to Palm Beach, 1,400 kilometers away. There is his luxurious holiday home Mar-a-Lago. GALA takes a look at the magnificent residence

Donald Trump has lived since January 20, 2017. 70, in one of the most famous and venerable buildings in the world: the White House in Washington. But while for many it would be a dream to be at home there, the heart of the US president beats for a completely different domicile. Every weekend he flies over a thousand kilometers to his second home, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. Florida. No wonder if you take a closer look at the magnificent building.

This is Donald Trump's luxury estate

The Mediterranean-style property was built from 1924 to 1927 and was once the summer residence for the rich Kellogs cornflakes heiress Marjorie Merriwheater Post. Donald Trump bought the magnificent building and interior in 1985 for eight million dollars. After extensive renovations, Mar-a-Lago, the name of the property, is said to be worth 70 million today.

The resort boasts 118 rooms and 10,000 square meters in size and, in addition to the private apartments of the US President, houses one of the most exclusive private clubs in the world. Luxurious guest rooms, spa, fitness center, library of historical books, and other hotel amenities have their price: $ 200,000 membership costs.

Pool complex with a beach club

A special highlight: the pool right by the sea. This has a special meaning for Donald Trump: son Eric Trump, 33, married ex-personal trainer Lara Yunaska, 34, here in the fall of 2014. The location is also a popular place for other couples to get married. Heidi Klum and Seal, for example, renewed their vows here in front of 100 guests in 2011.

The US president himself tied his Melania in January 2005 at the nearby Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, but the party also took place in Mar-a-Lago. The rest of the imposing outdoor area: extensive gardens, a beach club and a golf course.

Sea view included

As US President, Donald Trump is guarded around the clock. Because Mar-a-Lago is on the water, not only the Secret Service has to act, but also the coast guard. That costs the American taxpayer millions: The Washington Post has calculated that about 3.3 million dollars are due per weekend that Trump is here.

The ballroom

The sumptuous ballroom is the heart of Mar-a-Lago. The Red Cross Ball takes place here every year - and now there are also regular press conferences when Trump addresses the nation at the weekend. It is said that gold leaf worth 7 million dollars was processed and the ceiling was refined by French painters to make the almost 2,000-square-meter room shine. Like him, many of the other rooms in Trump's second home are designed in the baroque style.

High-ranking guests

State guests are also welcome at the Trump estate. On February 11, 2017, the US President and First Lady welcomed the Prime Minister couple Shinzo and Akie Abe. The couple dine together with other guests, including Trump's daughter Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner, on the terrace. Trump also holds important meetings in his private home.

Golf course

Before the festive dinner, Trump and Shinzo dared a game on the golf course in Mar-a-Lago. Club membership cost: $ 1 million.

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