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Here’s an interesting study in before and after — although technically, both these homes fall into the “after” side of Donald Trump’s chronology.
The presidential hopeful spent his early childhood in this first home, located in the Jamaica Estates section of Queens in New York City.
“We hope to sell before the election,” he said. “The house is a bargain for a large family.”
Decades later, Trump bought a much expansive and glitzier home in Beverly Hills' posh 90210 area code.
Gracious though it is, the 2,000-square-foot home has no sweeping marble entrances or gold-plated fixtures. It’s a 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath family home with hardwood floors and a fireplace in the living room.
The Los Angeles Times reports that, at a later time, he flipped this mansion at a loss.
The Beverly Hills mansion is huge at nearly 15,000 square feet, with 11 bedrooms and 12 baths. The marble foyer boasts a grand staircase and is topped by an elaborate chandelier.
Listed at $29.995 million, it has all the luxury touches you’d expect: an elevator, a Carrera marble patio, and bathrooms with Azul Bahia granite from Brazil and Thassos marble from Greece.
The outdoor amenities are also luxurious, from a pool with a spa and fountains that’s surrounded by an enormous space for entertaining, to the Carrara marble patio and regulation-size basketball/tennis court.
And a bonus: Trump still owns the house next door, the Times reports.
The listing agents are Paul Margolis and Yvette Pozzato of Compass.
Photos of Jamaica Estates home courtesy of Laffey Fine Homes. Photos of the Beverly Hills home by Marc and Tiffany Angeles and courtesy of Compass.