By Claudine Zap
The Trump family continues to expand its empire in Florida.
Donald Trump Jr., the Trump Organization executive, and his partner, the TV personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, have reportedly picked up a waterfront mansion in the upscale enclave of Jupiter, FL, for $9.7 million, the South Florida Business Journal reported.
The two will apparently be settling down in the exclusive gated community of Admirals Cove, where Trump Jr.’s ex-wife, Vanessa, and their five children, also reportedly live. The location is also within swinging distance of the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter.
And while the price sounds high, the couple scored a relative deal. Built in 1995, the home first came on the market in 2017, for almost $20 million. Without a buyer, the price had been slashed over the years, finally to half of the original ask, down to $10 million in February. The couple then negotiated the deal down to an even lower price.
With six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and six half-bathrooms, the floor plan measures 11,270 square feet. The place has just undergone a major update, according to the listing, which says the improvements include “new, clean-line white contemporary finishes.”
A wide-open floor plan features French doors, walls of glass, and access to the outdoor spaces. The spread comes with a formal living room, a family room, an open kitchen with bar seating, and a glassed-in dining area. It also features a fireplace and an elevator.
A master bedroom contains an en suite bathroom with dual vanities, as well as a separate tub and shower. Other amenities include a gym with a massage nook, a game room with a bar, and a wood-paneled office.
Outdoor spaces include an open balcony with water views, as well as a screened-in porch. The grounds, set on 1.18 acres, make a splash, with a heated pool and built-in barbecue. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, with access to the Atlantic Ocean, the property also boasts a boatlift and private dock. It last sold, in 1999, for $3.49 million.
Residents can take advantage of the luxe amenities of the Club at Admirals Cove, such as golf, tennis, a spa, and dining.
The couple left New York after President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, reportedly selling their Hamptons home in an off-market deal for over $8 million, according to the New York Post. The duo had purchased that place in 2019, for $4.5 million.
The two follow other members of the Trump family. Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, splurged on a $32 million piece of property on Indian Creek Island. Until that home is built, the couple have reportedly relocated to a luxury condo in Miami.
The former president and his wife, Melania, remain at Mar-a-Lago.
Trump Jr. is involved in other real estate deals. He and his brother Eric Trump, through a LLC connected to them, listed a property near Mar-a-Lago after they bought it from their aunt, Mary Trump.
The siblings, who updated the aging interiors, had been renting out the place, but recently hoisted the waterfront home onto the market for $49 million. The brothers purchased the place in 2018 for $18.5 million.
Rob Thomson with Waterfront Properties and Club Communities represented the seller. Joey Fago of APB repped the buyers.