Trump Org sells off Beverly Hills home

The North Canon Drive property sold in an off-market deal

TRD LOS ANGELES /
Jun.June 11, 2019 02:14 PM
Donald Trump has sold his home in Beverly Hills (Credit: Getty Images, and Google Maps)
Donald Trump and the home at 809 N. Canon Drive. (Credit: Getty Images, and Google Maps)

UPDATED, June 12, 1:06 p.m.:The Trump Organization has sold one of its last remaining properties in Los Angeles, a home on North Canon Drive in Beverly Hills.

The company, now controlled by President Trump’s son Donald J. Trump Jr., sold the home at 809 N. Canon Drive for $13.5 million, property records show. It was an off-market sale.

The buyer was an entity named Hillcrest Asia Limited, according to L.A. County records.

In 2007, the Trump Organization paid $7 million for the home. The company also once briefly owned the mansion next door on 806 North Canon Drive.

In a statement provided after publication, Trump’s son Eric Trump — who is also an executive vice president at the Trump Organization — called it “a beautiful home that our family enjoyed for many years.” But, he added, “given my father’s presidency and our hectic schedules, our family has not had the chance to enjoy the property in recent years and it has seen minimal use. As such, it simply made sense to sell.”

The five-bedroom, 5,400-square-foot home at 809 North Canon sits at the top of Rodeo and Canon drives, where the two roads meet Sunset Boulevard.

Donald Trump reportedly didn’t often stay at the home, but he made an impression. The neighborhood was the only precinct on the Westside where a majority of voters cast their ballots for Trump in the 2016 presidential election. He won the precinct with 54 percent, to Hilary Clinton’s 42 percent, according to election data.

Trump also has maintained high-powered friends in the area. Last March, Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Ed Glazer held a 2020 campaign fundraiser for the president at Glazer’s Beverly Park mansion.

The 809 North Canon home also stands directly across from the Beverly Hills Hotel. As has been widely reported, that was the location where now President Trump is alleged to have had affairs with former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal and porn star Stormy Daniels. It was also where a third woman, Summer Zervos, alleged he assaulted her. President Trump has denied the claims by all three women.

The home has been something of a thorn in Trump Organization’s side since his presidential term began. Shortly after his election, the city of Beverly Hills began issuing fines on the property because its six-foot-tall hedges violated city code. Trump’s representatives contended that the hedges were necessary to protect the president if he ever stayed there. The Trump Organization paid at least $1,128 in fines over the course of 2017 related to that violation, records show.

The sale leaves the 250-acre Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles in Rancho Palos Verdes as the New York-based firm’s only L.A.-area property.


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