Mar-a-Lago is a vast 17-acre estate in Palm Beach boasting 58 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms, 12 fireplaces, five tennis courts, and a 20,000 square-foot ballroom decorated with gold leaf worth millions. And it has created as much attention as the Obama house and Joe Biden’s houses combined. Trump bought the property in 1985 from cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. Mrs Post donated the property to the US Government in 1973 for use as a winter escape, but it was returned to the Post Foundation in 1981 following worries over high maintenance costs and security issues. In 1980, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. It was put up for sale in 1981 for $20 million. The exact price Trump paid for the estate in 1985 is unknown, but it’s thought to have been around $10 million. A photo posted by on In 1995, he turned the property into a high-end members club, with fees thought to be around $200,000, and created a 3,000 square-foot property on the estate for personal use. A photo posted by on Construction on the property started in 1924, finishing in 1927, and its extravagant interiors reflect Spanish, Venetian and Portuguese styles. A photo posted by on The estate boasts a Beach Club, which extends across two acres of direct access to a private beach, and includes a 132-foot by 50-foot pool, whirlpool, and beachfront bistro. There’s also a 27-hole golf course and a fitness centre to keep the Trumps busy. A photo posted by on A photo posted by on

Why is Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in the news?

On Monday 8th August, the FBI is said to have entered Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and seized documents relating to an inquiry into missing White House records. A photo posted by on A photo posted by on