WASHINGTON: Ever since the shock election victory of billionaire Donald Trump, he is hogging the global spotlight for all his financial feats being deemed as ‘extraordinary’ that were hitherto ‘very common’ to the US public.
Those living outside the US has continually heard of an affluent man taking to US presidency but little did they know about Trump’s royal lifestyle.
Welcome to Trump penthouse
The US President-elect has lived at Trump Tower, an imposing mirrored skyscraper on New York’s Fifth Avenue, since 1983.
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.
The majestic 58-storey building, which displays his name in lavish gold letters, is also his headquarters – where he first announced his decision to run for President of the United States.
Should it ever go on sale (unlikely), the residence would be expected to reach around £80million ($100million).
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.
Its extravagant décor was inspired by the 18th century art movement Rococo, with a focus on warm, neutral shades of cream and gold, and appears to take inspiration from the luxurious Palace of Versailles in France.
Its floors, walls and columns are covered in marble, crystal chandeliers hang from the ceilings, while doors, statues, furnishings, glasses, platters, lamps and vases are emblazoned with gold.
Guests who arrive at Trump’s home, now heavily guarded since his shock election victory, are greeted by two huge gold and diamond-encrusted doors.
Photos of his family, including older children Tiffany, Eric, Donald Jr and Ivanka, sit proudly on a marble-topped golden side-table, while the Trump family coat of arms hangs proudly from the wall of a lounge area.
Let’s take a video tour