It is a home that gives 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a run for its money.
Republican presidential candidate and billionaire businessman Donald Trump hopes to move into the White House, but his New York City penthouse may be difficult to kiss goodbye.
Trump Tower sits on Fifth Avenue and is home to The Donald’s business as well as his three-level, 66th floor penthouse. It boasts breathtaking views of Central Park and over-the-top decor – starting with the gold and diamond front door that greets visitors.
Inside is an almost literally dazzling scene: floor to ceiling marble, ceilings painted with scenes from the classical Greek myths – and some surprisingly homely touches.
The penthouse is currently home to Trump, his third wife Melania, 45, and their son Barron, 9. He also has four elder children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, Eric and Tiffany – with his daughter Ivanka set to hit the campaign trail for him soon. (Via Daily Mail)
Donald and Melania Trump’s New York City penthouse is on the 66th floor of Trump Tower and features marble walls, floors and columns throughout. 24-carat gold accents like platters, lamps, vases and crown molding that outlines each room and tableau ceilings
Classical art dominates here with a bronze of Eros and Psyche, one of the great love Greek love stories, and Apollo led by Aurora – the Greek goddess of the dawn, suggesting Trump sees himself the mold of Apollo, Zeus’s son, and one of the most powerful of the gods. But there is also family time with on the far right a portrait which appears to show his father Fred Trump, and possibly his siblings. His father also features on the central table, while the choice of book is expensive – it is worth $15,000
Candelabras, two candy bowls as well as a Vogue and Vanity Fair book are placed strategically on each coffee table. On the ceiling is another classical reference. The chairs are Louis XIV-inspired, in common with the apartment
Donald and Melania’s breakfast room is packed with intricate details including a gold rimmed glass of orange juice sitting on top of a gold tray, a gold-rimmed tea cop, and an antique clock. The furniture is also Louis XIV
A fountain sits in back of the Trump’s sitting room behind a semi-circle, ivory couch. A crystal chandelier lights up its beauty as it is planted on the tableau ceiling above. It shows a scene of Greek – or Roman – gods and seems likely to be Apollo again, who is often portrayed crossing the heavens in his chariot.
Melania’s office: A Louis Vuitton case of jewelry sits on couch as a reproduction of Renoir’s ‘La loge’ painting is hung from the wall above. The original is in the Courtald gallery in London. La loge means the theater box and some art historians argue that the woman represents a mistress rather than a wife being taken to the theater. Renior painted it aged 33, when he was in dire poverty, and it was exhibited in 1874 at the first Impressionist Exhibition in Paris.
A side-table is covered in pictures of Trump, Melania, the couple together and (center, right), their son Barron.
The elegance and perfection of Trump’s penthouse was the creation of designer Angelo Donghia – also referred to as ‘the Saint Laurent of sofas’.
The renowned designer became a powerhouse in the 70s and 80s working with A-list clients such as Ralph Lauren, Barbara Walters, Mary Tyler Moore, Liza Minelli, Neil Simon and Diana Ross.
The Trump family coat of arms, a family portrait and an individual picture of Donald’s late father Fred are proudly shown off in another sitting area inside of the penthouse.
The billionaire also has ‘GOAT: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali’. The book was limited to 1,000 individually numbered copies, each one signed by Muhammad Ali and Jeff Koons. Its estimated value is $15,000.
And it appears the Trumps have a taste for art and some rather risqué statues.
Trump also resides at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida which is nestled along the white sandy beaches and ocean.
Donald Trump’s Florida estate has 58 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms, a 29-foot marble top dining table and 12 fireplaces.
The Trump family often spend weekends and vacations at the resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
But the Louis XIV-style apartment is just one of Donald Trump’s luxurious properties. His other larger-than-life mansion sits in the sunshine state.
Mar-A-Lago sits on 80,000 square feet in ritzy Palm Beach, Florida. Trump purchased the estate for $5 million in 1985 and had the entire thing renovated with 58 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms, a 29-foot marble top dining table and 12 fireplaces.
He and his family, including daughter Ivanka, often spend weekends and vacation at the luxurious residence. The property has perfectly landscaped gardens, pools and views of the Caribbean blue ocean.
Of course his presidential ambitions would give him the keys to the White House and Camp David. But perhaps unusually for a presidential candidate, he faces the prospect of downsizing if he wins the final race.
Source – Daily Mail