Retired neurosurgeon and former 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson recently purchased an extravagant Florida mansion on a ritzy golf course.
Carson and his wife, Candy, paid $4.37 million for the 8,782-square-foot residence, reports the Daily Mail.
The rococo, pillar-filled palace on the 15th fairway of the Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida boasts five bedrooms — all with their own bathrooms. A circular brick driveway leads to a pair of 3-car garages. The two-story dwelling features an elevator and a 20-seat home theater.
The current Trump adviser’s new house sits on an acre of land. Outside, there’s an amazing swimming pool.
An open kitchen and family room area “flows to an inviting outdoor living area,” notes the Mail.
The sumptuous home was originally listed at $5.4 million. Carson, 64, bought the house after a bank acquired it in foreclosure last year.
Carson’s new neighbors will include English golfer Lee Westwood, South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen and a local real estate developer.
Also, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is less than 20 miles away.
“Old Palm is the finest golf community in the north part of Palm Beach County,” realtor Rob Thomson told the Mail. “And for somebody like Dr. Carson, it’s got great security. It’s fully gated with a security guard on 24/7. Old Palm is also much more intimate than a lot of other golf communities here. It’s got fewer homes. It’s a real golfer’s place.”