It seems that Maryanne Trump Barry’s home in Palm Beach is staying in the family. The house went under contract in March for an undisclosed sum; it seems the sale price was $18.5 million against a $23.9 million asking price.
But, to the house. The construction dates to 1956, and the home’s French Caribbean-inflected architecture is nicely enhanced on the landward side by creeping vines and extremely groomed landscaping. The beachside features a series of picture windows, naturally; the home is situated mere feet from the Atlantic.
Within, the 10,500 square-foot house manages to pack in a couple of design visions. Beach cottage blends with more grandiose displays of opulence; the lighthouse mural is picturebook charming, while the foyer looks more formal. Generally the home is quite warm, with soft yellow walls and a layout emphasis that highlights the location, making it feel very much like a retreat.
There are eight bedrooms and nine baths throughout; at least two of the bedrooms feature oak parquet flooring, which give them a traditional feel, and several have their own private balconies. The home’s heart, though, is the breezy enclosed porch, which used tongue-and-groove plank, latticework, and canvas to convey a relaxed atmosphere.
The house is located adjacent to Mar-A-Lago, the grandiose wintertime palace of the man who would be Trump.
Ms. Barry is an inactive Senior United States Court of Appeals Judge.