They’re gone from the White House, but the Trumps managed to draw a crowd on realtor.com® this week. This week’s most-clicked-on property is a spectacular Palm Beach, FL, mansion that’s been in the Trump family for a couple of decades.
The oceanfront home right across the street from Mar-a-Lago was purchased in 2004 by the former president’s sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, for $11.5 million.
Barry hoisted the home onto the market in late 2017 for $23.9 million. After a few months with no nibbles, she sold the place to an LLC controlled by Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, for the discounted price of $18.5 million.
After a Trump brothers–approved makeover, the mansion then landed on the rental market for $100,000 per month—though it’s not clear whether they ever found a tenant.
Now, with the Palm Beach real estate market moving at a scorching pace, the mansion is available for $49 million—which would mark a fabulous return on investment for the Trump clan.
Away from the Sunshine State, you also clicked on an extremely creepy abandoned cabin in Utah, a Pennsylvania Colonial built in 1776, and a Southern California ranch once owned by the author of the “Perry Mason” detective series.
We won’t ask you to solve any real estate mysteries, but we do request that you scroll down for a full look at this week’s most popular homes.
Why it’s here: Built in 1961, this elegant, four-bedroom, midcentury ranch has a number of coveted retro features, including beamed ceilings, built-ins, walls of windows, and a sunroom.
It sits on just under a half-acre and is ready for a buyer with “a vision and a great eye” to turn it into something incredible.
Why it’s here: A boater’s paradise! This property comes with 250 coveted feet of water frontage on Chesapeake Bay. It also has a guesthouse, waterside pool, deepwater dock, and a boatlift, plus the longest residential pier on the bay.
The large, five-bedroom main home was fully remodeled in 2012, and now features reclaimed wood floors, a waterside living room with double-sided fireplace, and a screened porch.
Why it’s here: Built in 1925, this dreamy, Mediterranean-style home has been beautifully maintained and updated over the years. It sits on a quarter-acre lot, just steps from Lake Hollingsworth.
The charming four-bedroom residence has hardwood floors throughout, a gas fireplace, high ceilings with crown molding, plus a bonus office space with a full bathroom.
Why it’s here: Built in 1776, and known as “Vaux Hill,” on the Fatland Estate, this Colonial mansion has been tastefully updated by the current owners.
Highlights of the huge seven-bedroom mansion include a rooftop deck overlooking the gardens, a horse pasture and barn, a tennis court, and in-house pub on the lower level. For a buyer in need of even more space to stretch out, an adjacent 3-acre lot is also available for purchase.
Why it’s here: It’s not a mystery—this Southern California home was formerly owned by author Erle Stanley Gardner, who wrote the “Perry Mason” detective stories.
Built back in 1948, the residence is where Gardner clacked away at his typewriter. The 2.5-acre ranch includes a seasonal stream, mature oaks, and a four-bedroom home with many updates throughout.
Why it’s here: This custom four-bedroom home was built in 2017, and comes with what the listing describes as more than $200,000 in upgraded architectural features.
There’s a heated, self-cleaning, in-ground pool with a water slide, hot tub, and finished walk-out basement, plus a two-story family room. The three-car garage is equipped with a car lift, and there’s an additional garage for storing pool supplies.
Why it’s here: A modern farmhouse in the middle of Indiana, this custom-built charmer is only a couple of years old and sits on nearly 11 acres.
The modern farmhouse motif extends across the home’s 1,567 square feet and includes a mudroom-laundry room combination with plenty of storage.
Why it’s here: This gorgeous five-bedroom home from 1892 sits in the city’s Soulard neighborhood and comes with a carriage house.
It’s been updated, but original details, like the stained-glass windows and millwork, have been preserved. Highlights include an owner’s suite with a glass-enclosed porch, plus a basement with living space and storage. The carriage house has contemporary interiors suited for business or a short-term rental.
Why it’s here: We’re spooked and shook. Even the Overlook Hotel from “The Shining” had good light.
The listing details market the 3-acre “Hatch Family Retreat” as the “largest retreat in the Cache National Forest and the only one with a swimming pool.”
However, the photos tell a much darker story. The cavernous, ornate cabin doesn’t appear to have been inhabited for quite some time, and the photos possess a haunting quality you have to see for yourself.
Why it’s here: Built in 1956 and newly renovated, this eight-bedroom oceanfront mansion has been in the Trump family for years.
The sizzling Florida real estate market may have been what prompted the family to sell. Alternatively, perhaps the sale has more to do with the lender, which said it would no longer do business with the family.
Either way, the 10,455-square-foot contemporary home is filled with walls of windows to soak in the nearly 200 feet of beach frontage, and is surrounded with luxe outdoor spaces for basking in the Florida sunshine.
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