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The high price of living next door to Donald Trump in L.A.: $30 million

The high price of living next door to Donald Trump in L.A.: $30 million
A Beverly Hills home that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sold for a loss in 2009 is up for sale in Beverly Hills for $29.995 million. (Marc & Tiffany Angeles | Inset: Los Angeles Times)

What do you get the Donald Trump supporter who seemingly has everything? This home in Beverly Hills might be a good place to start.

Listed for sale at $29.995 million, the Greek Revival-inspired mansion on North Rodeo Drive was flipped by Trump at a loss seven years ago and also happens to border a neighboring property owned by the Republican presidential nominee.

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Trump bought the home in 2008 for $10.35 million and, a year later, took a slight haircut on the property: Records show it sold in 2009 for $9,500,095. Prior to that, it had been owned for decades by Omar Bongo, the former President of Gabon who died in office in 2009.

Built in 1981, the grand two-story has a symmetrical, wide front lined with a row of slender columns. Bay windows flanked by green-hued shutters span the length of the exterior, while a decorative pediment creates visual interest above double front doors.

Inside, some 15,000 square feet of polished space boasts a chandelier-topped, marble-lined foyer that opens on one side to a formal living room and, on the other, a formal dining room.

Other common rooms include an office/den, an all-white kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a separate prep kitchen, a sauna and an elevator. The master suite features a spa-like bath dressed in granite and Greek marble for a total of 11 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms.

Sets of French doors open off the main level to a long loggia that overlooks the swimming pool. A tennis/basketball court completes the fenced and gated setting.

Paul Margolis and Yvette Pozzato of Compass hold the listing.

As for Trump's current digs, he's owned the house next door since 2007, when he paid $7 million for the property that year. Tucked behind gates and tall privacy hedges, the more than half-acre estate has 16 rooms, including five bedrooms and six bathrooms, in 5,395 square feet, according to tax records.

A swimming pool lies within the grounds.

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