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Ben Carson’s palatial pad in West Palm Beach sells for $920,000

Neurosurgeon-turned-politician Ben Carson has sold his home in West Palm Beach, Fla., for $920,000.
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Dr. Ben Carson, the one-time presidential hopeful and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has sold his home in West Palm Beach, Fla., for $920,000.

While it’s no Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s private Palm Beach estate and golf club, the 6,155-square-foot house holds its own when it comes to gilded details. Marble floors, 22-foot-high ceilings and ornate hand-painted inlays are among appointments of note. Pillars and wrought-iron work add embellishment to the staircase.

Living spaces include a formal dining room, a breakfast area, a family room, a media room, five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. A two-story wall of windows in the living room takes in a view of the swimming pool.

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A circular drive fronts the multi-level home, which sits on a third of an acre. The three-car attached garage has enough room to park an extra golf cart.

The property previously changed hands in 2013 for $775,000. It had been listed for sale for as much as $1.2 million, records show.

Carson, 65, in March was sworn in as the 17th secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Earlier this year he reportedly bought a new home a little closer to the White House — a 6,400-square-foot traditional in Vienna, Va.

Arthur Martens of Engel & Volkers, Palm Beach, represented both ends of the deal.

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