97. The Palm Beach Chronicles | Winter White Houses

We continue our investigation this week in Palm Beach with a little dip into the two homes known as Winter White Houses – La Querida and Mar-a-Lago, each with its own storied history. La Querida was the Kennedys’ winter place for over 60 years with many architectural spiderwebs, including Addison Mizner and Maurice Fatio. Mar-a-Lago was built by Marjorie Merriweather Post as one of her PB homes, where she lived for almost 50 years. Donald Trump will acquire this property in 1985, right as Dominick Dunne is coming to investigate.

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Fatal Charms: And Other Tales of Today, by Dominick Dunne (Amazon link)

Palm Beach (Images of America), by Richard A. Marconi and Debi Murray (Amazon link)

The Women of Palm Beach, by Dominick Dunne, April 1986, Vanity Fair (archive.vanityfair.com)

John F. Kennedy’s Former Winter White House in Palm Beach Sells (architecturaldigest.com)

Tiffany Kenney goes inside Kennedy’s ‘Winter White House’ on Palm Beach (YouTube link)

Former Kennedy estate sells for $70 million in Palm Beach, deed shows (jacksonville.com)

Contents of Kennedy Winter White House (hindmanauctions.com)

History of Mar-a-Lago (maralagoclub.com)

Dina Merrill, Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93 (nytimes.com)

Landmarks Discovered: Golfview Road (YouTube link)

Landmarks Discovered: 17 Golfview Road (YouTube link)

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