UPDATE: President’s sister sells Palm Beach house to company headed by nephews Eric, Donald Trump Jr.

Eric Trump, the president’s son, signs $11.2 million mortgage on house next to Mar-a-Lago’s Beach Club, document shows


UPDATE: Eric and Donald Trump Jr., President Trump’s sons, are officers of the company that just paid $18.25 million for the Palm Beach oceanfront vacation home of one of the president’s sisters, records show.

The house at 1125 S. Ocean Blvd. was sold by Eric and Donald Jr.’s aunt, federal appeals Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, according to the deed recorded this week.

Eric Trump signed an $11.2 million mortgage as president of 1125 South Ocean LLC, according to a document filed Thursday with the Palm Beach County Clerk’s office. 

Donald Trump Jr. is listed in business records as vice president of that limited liability company, which is registered in Delaware.

The lender named on the 30-year mortgage, dated Thursday, is Professional Bank.

The deed shows Barry sold the house as trustee of a revocable trust in her name. Her address is listed as an apartment on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The identity of the buyer had not been immediately available in the court records Thursday.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Federal appeals Judge Maryanne Trump Barry — one of President Donald Trump’s sisters — has sold for more than $18 million her oceanfront vacation home in Palm Beach, according to courthouse records.

The eight-bedroom West Indies-style house at 1125 S. Ocean Blvd. is immediately north of the Beach Club at Mar-a-Lago, the president’s winter White House.

The buyer was not identified in the preliminary information about the sale posted today on the Palm Beach County Clerk’s website.

Real estate broker Christian Angle of Christian Angle Real Estate has updated his sales listing to show the sale closed Wednesday. Angle handled both sides of the transaction, according to the Palm Beach Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. He and Barry couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.

Built in 1956, the two-story house occupies a half-acre lot immediately east of the coastal road. Unlike many other homes in that part of the Estate Section, the house stands directly on the beach with about 194 feet of oceanfront. The layout has 10,455 square feet of living space, inside and out.

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Barry bought the house in 2004 for a recorded $11.5 million, property records show. In 2014, she transferred ownership to her revocable trust. 

The house is in the Estate Section and stands in the area that is closed to through-traffic when the president visits Mar-a-Lago. Other members of the president’s family have bought property in the neighborhood, including his other sister, Elizabeth Trump Grau, who has a house on Woodbridge Road, immediately north of Mar-a-Lago.

Barry is an attorney and an inactive senior circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The court is based in Philadelphia and serves Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and the Virgin Islands.

Angle represented Barry and listed the house for sale in early December. It was priced at $23.9 million when it sold, up $1 million from it’s initial asking price.

Angle’s listing described its “commanding, in-the-sand ocean views.”

The layout includes a formal living room, a sun room, a family room and a library. On the east side of the house, a balcony overlooks the ocean, a patio area and the swimming pool.

Photos show rooms with expansive glass windows capturing wide sea views in many of the rooms.

The house landed under contract in late March, according to the MLS.

In addition to Mar-a-Lago, the president maintains two smaller houses in the same area. One is on the corner of Woodbridge Road at 1094 S. Ocean Blvd., next door to Mar-a-Lago. The other is on an adjacent lot at 124 Woodbridge Road. Trump transferred ownership of those properties from his name into corporate entities via deeds recorded a couple of weeks after his inauguration in January 2017.

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Trump once owned another house, at 152 Woodbridge Road, a couple of lots west of his current holdings there. He sold it to Barry in 2002 for $1.7 million, courthouse records show. She and her son, David Desmond, combined that property with a lot next door, razed the two houses there and built a new residence, which Desmond occupied with his wife, Lisa. The Desmonds sold that property in 2015 as 160 Woodbridge Road for $8.9 million.

Trump also once co-owned Grau’s house with her, although he transferred its ownership solely to her in 2007. She owns it through a revocable trust.

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