Donald Trump will have to downsize to move into the White House

When the president-elect and family relocate to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., they'll have slightly less room to roam that at Trump's iconic Florida property, Mar-a-Lago. (Trump owns numerous other properties; see this link for a detailed run-down).

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Trump clearly intends to spend a good bit of time at Mar-a-Lago, which he christened "The Winter White House" in a recent Twitter post:

The estate was empty until Trump purchased it in 1985 for $10 million. Trump and his then-wife Ivana spent years restoring the property.

Construction of the White House, home to every of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800, began in 1792. It's hosted 17 weddings over the years. Other fun facts, courtesy of the White House Historical Association President Abraham Lincoln's 1863 clemency to a turkey started the annual Thanksgiving pardon; Lincoln's ghost supposedly haunts the place; and the first official White House china was created for James Monroe in  1817.

Here's a look at how the properties stack up size-wise:

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Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for