Days before being named secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development by President-elect Donald Trump, Ben Carson listed his Mediterranean estate in West Palm Beach for $1.2 million, per Variety:
A columned double-height portico marks the main entrance to the house through double glass doors set into a towering wall of glass. The stone-floored foyer, which features faux-stone trompe l’oeil walls and a double-height rotunda ceiling, steps down to a formal living room with a couple of arched and lighted display niches, a 22-foot-high coffered with hand-painted insets, and an impressively tall picture window with remote-controlled window treatments that, let’s be honest, might just as well be at home in a Nevada bordello or Victorian funeral parlor.
The 6,155-square-foot home sits on a golf course and has five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. It was purchased for $775,000 in 2013.
Carson purchased a new house in Palm Beach Gardens for $4.4 million in August.