Sunday, May 18, 2008
HISTORIC DEAL IN PALM BEACH MAY BREAK RECORD
Donald Trumps’ 6-acre oceanfront Palm Beach 62,500 sq ft mansion at 515 North Country Road is under contract for a reported $100-MM, purchased by a family from abroad, said to be from Russia. This is the former Gozman residence. Trump paid $41.35MM in 2004 at a bankruptcy auction and spent $25MM renovating the property. There are 9 bedrooms, ballroom, art gallery, conservatory, wine room and media room as well as 2 guest houses and a 50 car garage. Trump says that if for some reason the sale does not close, he has two back up offers for more than $100MM as, “It’s one of the best sites in Florida and one of the best in the world.” It is said that the new buyers have not yet decided whether to keep the property as is, or demolish and start over.