There is no doubt that the White House is one of the finest pieces of real estate in the country, but would it be a step down for President-elect Donald Trump?

The billionaire businessman collects opulent mansions like they are baseball cards. While he could never own the property at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, his dream is to live there for the next eight years. The question remains however, would the White House be up to the Donald’s standards?

As a matter of fact, Trump has already announced plans to renovate the White House. Trump promised to install a new ballroom at the White House during a campaign event in Iowa.

“We’ll get the top people, the top everything, we’ll have the best ballroom,” Trump said.

Trump spends most of his time at his lavishly decorated penthouse on the 66th through 68th floor of Trump Tower, at 725 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The marble and gold clad Italianate style abode offers a cushy 30,000-square-feet of living space. On size alone, the White House has the Trump penthouse beat with 55,000 square feet of space.

But Trump has an even bigger crib in Florida—the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, FL. Trump purchased the historic property in 1985 for $8 million. Ten years later he converted much of the property for use as a private country club, but still maintains a private quarters there.

So how does Trump’s house in Florida stack up against the White House?

We crunched the numbers and the results are in, check our infographic below to see which iconic estate is the best:


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Alexander Harris