The Commission for architecture palm beach, Florida, was allowed to demolish the mansion, which the former co-owner of Uralkali Dmitry Rybolovlev purchased by American billionaire Donald trump in 2008 for a record sum of $95 million, reports Palm Beach Daily News.
The mansion house along with will Smith in Hawaii was among the objects, the acquisition of which Rybolovlev has challenged his ex-wife Elena Rybolovlev. In 2015, the former spouses entered into a settlement agreement, whose details were not disclosed. The representative of the family Rybolovlevym reported on Monday that the ownership structure of the estate has not changed: it belongs to family trusts Rybolovlev.
According to the Palm Beach Daily News, the meeting of the Commission for architecture palm beach on March 23, the discussion took 25 minutes. As a result, for the demolition of the building voted four members, three were against. According to the project, together with the building planned to demolish the fountain, standing at the main entrance. Perimeter fencing the site, gates, columns and the access road leading to the main entrance, as well as hedges will be retained. The newspaper’s sources said that at the site of the demolished object can be built two or three separate homes.
The mansion in the style of the late French middle Ages, known under the name of Maison de L’amitie, is located on the coast of the Atlantic ocean near palm beach. Land area is 2.4 hectares, on the territory of the beach is approximately 145 m. the Total building space of the area is about 7600 sq. m.
Donald trump purchased the land and mansion at auction in 2004 for $41.4 million trump, whose fortune Forbes estimates at $4.5 billion (No. 324 in the global ranking of billionaires) repaired the building and in 2008 sold it to Dmitry Rybolovlev (No. 148 in the ranking of Forbes, state — $7.7 billion). The amount of the transaction amounted to $95 million This was the largest transaction for the sale of residential property in palm beach, said Palm Beach Daily News.
The deal raised claims the ex-wife of Russian billionaire. Elena rybolovleva filed for divorce in 2008 after more than 20 years of marriage and later initiated legal proceedings on the division of property. In 2014, the Geneva court ordered Rybolovlev to give her half of his fortune (then this amount was estimated at $4.5 billion). The businessman challenged this decision, and in June 2015, the court reduced the amount of payment in favor of Elena Rybolovleva to $604 million and awarded her two homes in Switzerland. In October 2015 Dmitry and Elena Rybolovlev reported reaching agreement on the terms of divorce. In a joint statement Rybolovlevym indicated that the ex-wife withdraw all claims to each other. Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
That Rybolovlev decided to demolish the mansion in palm beach, wrote in 2013, the British tabloid The Daily Mail. The reason for this decision the edition of called appearance in the house of mold.