[one_fourth]Size: 11,200 sq ft[/one_fourth]
[box] The Donald, otherwise known as Donald Trump and his model/trophy wife Melania Knauss recently sold their opulent “Donald Trump” designed home for about 40 percent of the original asking price.[/box]
Initially, he put this flashy Rancho Palos Verde home up for sale at $12,000,000 but begrudgingly accepted the marginal offer of $7,150,000. It’s doubtful he lost money, but one never knows. It wasn’t his most shining hour in real estate deals for the world renown real estate mogul.
While the house has high end decorating and contains only the best construction and building material, it lacked a homey look. In fact, if you only viewed the entrance or the fountain area on the exterior, you’d guess it was a casino. It smacked of commercial and casino glitz.
Perhaps the Donald’s unique taste was the reason other buyers didn’t snatch it up for full price. He should have put a few slot machines in the foyer and a gaming room and he’d have a lot more bids, although they might come from Boyd or Caesar’s Gaming.
The property is in the small huddled group of mansions located just adjacent to the Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. It offers an ocean view, wine cellars, a Pilates studio, a panic room and of course, a huge walk in closet with a dressing room.
The interior has dark wood trim, marble or hardwood floors and rising phallic pillars that make you wonder what Trump was compensating for when designing the house. In many of the rooms, you’d swear you were in hotel lobby or executive whale suite of a casino…except that the suite would be homier and less austere.
The closest to homey is the kitchen area that offers a counter for a quick snack and separates it from the breakfast nook that offers an ocean view and from the living room.
Even with the snack bar area, the huge island in the kitchen, with the dark mahogany wood is slightly reminiscent of a check out desk at one of Trumps famous hotel endeavors. It seems the Donald needs to turn decorating over to others if he’s only going to hold on to the house for a short time and wants the highest dollar.
Pictures of Donald Trump’s Rancho Palos Verdes Mansion
image source: Keller Williams Realty