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Paul Manafort faces losing the LAST house in his vast property empire after failing to pay taxes

 PALM BEACH, FLORIDA MANSION – 10 ST JAMES DR

The Manaforts were flush with dodgy Ukrainian cash when they bought their Palm Beach Gardens mansion in 2007 but now can’t afford the annual tax bill.

The five-bed, five-bath house was built three decades ago in the Mediterranean style, with stucco walls, a red tile roof and stone-paved driveway.

They paid $1.5 million in 2007, though the value seems to have tumbled to around $1.25million, according to current estimates.

They would also have had to shell out for membership of the adjacent golf course, which nowadays costs $130,000 with annual dues of $22,000.

The Manaforts bought this five-bed, five-bath house Mediterranean-style home with stucco walls, a red tile roof and stone-paved driveway in 2007

The lakeside home is located in the gated Ballenisles development, a luxury resort-style neighborhood that boasts fancy sports facilities that tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams have trained at for decades.

Venus still has a house there and reportedly invited Price Harry and Meghan Markle to stay over in February when they jetted to Florida to give a speech at a Miami Beach banking event. 

ESTATE IN THE HAMPTONS  – 174 JOBS LANE, WATER MILL, NEW YORK

 The jewel in the Manaforts’ surrendered property portfolio is a sprawling 5,564-square-foot colonial-style mansion in the Hamptons valued at $7million.

The property includes 10 bedrooms, six bathrooms, a swimming pool, tennis court, a basketball court and a chipping green with a bunker.

Michael Regolizio, a landscaper, testified during Manafort’s trial that he was paid around $460,000 from 2010 to 2014 for landscaping and lawn maintenance at the palatial 1.5-acre residence.

The Manaforts' Southampton property includes 10 bedrooms, six bathrooms, a swimming pool, tennis court, a basketball court and chipping green with a bunker

The Manaforts’ Southampton property includes 10 bedrooms, six bathrooms, a swimming pool, tennis court, a basketball court and chipping green with a bunker

Highlights included a pergola and pond with an ornate waterfall feature and an enormous red-and-white flower bed in the shape of an ‘M for Manafort’, he said.

Manafort’s trial heard how he lied about his earnings to secure a risky $9.5million cash-out refinance loan from the Federal Savings Bank, whose founder and chairman, Stephen Calk, had expressed interested in landing a role in the Trump organization.

The United States Marshals service will hire brokers to sell the mansion off but for now Kathleen Manafort is still listed as the official owner in public records.

BROOKLYN BROWNSTONE – 377 UNION STREET

A true turn-of-the century ‘masterpiece’, 377 Union Street was ‘dripping in details’ including perfectly intact crown moldings and medallions, gold-leaf carved windows and five marble mantels, according to realtors.

At least that was the case before Paul Manafort bought the ‘extraordinary’ property for $3milliom in 2012 and carried out extensive renovations, some of which were still taking place in October 2017, when he was accused of misappropriating a $5million construction loan to buy more properties.

Paul Manafort bought this Brooklyn brownstone property for $3milliom in 2012 and carried out extensive renovations

Paul Manafort bought this Brooklyn brownstone property for $3milliom in 2012 and carried out extensive renovations

The four-story, seven-bed townhouse, which was split into two dwellings, has not been re-listed since so it’s unclear what sort of gaudy enhancements Manafort has inflicted on the period features.

Set in the tree-lined, super-exclusive enclave of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, it should still fetch an estimated $5million for Uncle Sam when it finally hits the market.

‘If you have been looking for a truly grand and special home, this is it,’ says a previous listing.

NEW YORK CITY SOHO APARTMENT –  123 BAXTER ST, 5D

This ‘remarkable’ three bed property located in the heart of Manhattan’s SoHo and Little Italy features oversized terraces, Brazilian cherry wood floors, a wine cooler and frameless glass shower cubicle.

Perfect for ‘lavish entertaining’, the property is also attached to New York City’s first fully automated garage where a robotic attendant parks your car with a hi-tech laser and computer system.

Manafort’s daughter Andrea paid $2.5million for it in 2007 with money from one of her father’s numerous shell companies, Jesand LLC, believed to be an amalgamation of her name and that of his other daughter, Jessica Bond.

Manafort's three bed property located in the heart of Manhattan's SoHo and Little Italy features oversized terraces and Brazilian cherry wood floors

Manafort’s three bed property located in the heart of Manhattan’s SoHo and Little Italy features oversized terraces and Brazilian cherry wood floors

The apartment features a luxury bathroom, a wine cooler and frameless glass shower cubicle

The apartment features a luxury bathroom, a wine cooler and frameless glass shower cubicle

Perfect for 'lavish entertaining', the property is also attached to New York City's first fully automated garage

Perfect for ‘lavish entertaining’, the property is also attached to New York City’s first fully automated garage

Manafort's daughter Andrea paid $2.5million for it in 2007 with money from one of her father's numerous shell companies

Manafort’s daughter Andrea paid $2.5million for it in 2007 with money from one of her father’s numerous shell companies

The 2003 home has state of the art appliances including a wine cooler and washer and dryer, new cabinets, and several custom closets

The 2003 home has state of the art appliances including a wine cooler and washer and dryer, new cabinets, and several custom closets

The parking garage in the building features a robotic attendant that parks your car with a hi-tech laser and computer system

The parking garage in the building features a robotic attendant that parks your car with a hi-tech laser and computer system

The fact that the Manaforts were able to acquire Baxter St and several other New York properties without mortgages raised eyebrows when his portfolio started coming under scrutiny in Match 2017.

‘Sorry to disappoint the conspiracy theorists,’ he told NBC News, but the transactions were ‘executed in a transparent fashion and my identity was disclosed.’

What the wily GOP schmoozer declined to mention was where the money had come from, or why he was hiding it from the IRS.

NEW YORK CITY SOHO LOFT – 29 HOWARD ST, 4D 

This trendy SoHo loft was the first of the Manafort properties to hit the market for $3.6million in the summer of 2019 but thus far it has struggled to find a buyer.

Currently listed at $2,999,000, it boasts a wood-burning fireplace, 2,000 sq feet of open plan living space, walnut floors, exposed brickwork, stainless steel finishes and huge ‘light-flooded’ windows.

The U.S. Marshals put Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's SoHo loft up for sale

 The U.S. Marshals put Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s SoHo loft up for sale

The $3.6million property boasts a key-locked elevator that opens directly into the loft's 'enormous' entertainment space with a private bedroom wing

 The $3.6million property boasts a key-locked elevator that opens directly into the loft’s ‘enormous’ entertainment space with a private bedroom wing

The unit is located on 29 Howard St with 'remarkable open sky and city views looking north up coveted Crosby St,' according to the listing

 The unit is located on 29 Howard St with ‘remarkable open sky and city views looking north up coveted Crosby St,’ according to the listing

There are two bathrooms in the unit, one with a luxurious marble bath with a steam shower and soaking tub

 There are two bathrooms in the unit, one with a luxurious marble bath with a steam shower and soaking tub

The loft has been recently-renovated, complete with a new kitchen that features stone and stainless steel finishes

 The loft has been recently-renovated, complete with a new kitchen that features stone and stainless steel finishes

There’s also a steam shower, soaking tub and private elevator that opens directly on to the living room.

Manafort paid $2.85 in 2012, again paying with funds funneled through a holding company to hide the proceeds of his lobbying work in Ukraine, his trial heard.

The veteran lobbyist later fraudulently obtained a bank loan against it by claiming that Andrea and her then-husband Jeffrey Yohai were using the two-bed pad as a second home.

In fact, it was being rented out as an Airbnb.

TRUMP TOWER CONDO – 721 FIFTH AVE, 43G 

Manafort’s Trump Tower apartment fared better when it was sold off at auction by the US Marshals Service in February.

An unidentified couple bought the ex-presidential campaign manager’s chic condo for $2,952,925 via a Los Angeles-based trustee, taking out a $1.88million mortgage.

Paul Manafort owned a condo at his former boss' Trump Tower in New York City

Paul Manafort owned a condo at his former boss’ Trump Tower in New York City 

An unidentified couple bought the ex-presidential campaign manager's condo for $2,952,925 via a Los Angeles-based trustee, taking out a $1.88million mortgage

An unidentified couple bought the ex-presidential campaign manager’s condo for $2,952,925 via a Los Angeles-based trustee, taking out a $1.88million mortgage

The original asking price for the property was $3.6 million, according to WNBC New York.

The original asking price for the property was $3.6 million, according to WNBC New York.

The views from the 43rd floor of Trump's landmark Fifth Avenue skyscraper are incomparable

The views from the 43rd floor of Trump’s landmark Fifth Avenue skyscraper are incomparable

'The views from the 43rd floor are spectacular and phenomenal overlooking Central Park, and down 5th Avenue towards the Empire state building,' the listing said

‘The views from the 43rd floor are spectacular and phenomenal overlooking Central Park, and down 5th Avenue towards the Empire state building,’ the listing said 

The vast sum was nonetheless well under the original asking price of $3.6 million asking price, according to WNBC New York.

At 1,509 square feet it is the smallest of the properties he was forced to surrender, but the views from the 43rd floor of Trump’s landmark Fifth Avenue skyscraper are incomparable.

‘Towering high above Manhattan’s 5th Avenue and Central park the unit known as 43G has large rooms, hardwood floor, crown moldings, wood paneling and 1509 S.F of luxurious living space,’ the listing said.

‘The views from the 43rd floor are spectacular and phenomenal overlooking Central Park, and down 5th Avenue towards the Empire state building.’ 

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA CONDO – 601 N FAIRFAX ST, APT 405

Manafort’s last regular residence before he was sent to jail was this luxe $3million pied-de-terre in Alexandria, Virginia.

The convicted felon lived at the pricey three-bed pad, with spacious terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the Potomac River and Oronoco Bay, while on house arrest.

Manafort's last regular residence before he was sent to jail was this luxe $3million pied-de-terre in Alexandria, Virginia

Manafort’s last regular residence before he was sent to jail was this luxe $3million pied-de-terre in Alexandria, Virginia

While on house arrest, Manafort lived at the pricey three-bed pad, with spacious terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the Potomac River and Oronoco Bay

While on house arrest, Manafort lived at the pricey three-bed pad, with spacious terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the Potomac River and Oronoco Bay

The condo has an open-floor plan living and dining room that flows onto the outdoor terrace

The condo has an open-floor plan living and dining room that flows onto the outdoor terrace 

City property records show the apartment was foreclosed on April 29 last year by the Federal Savings Bank then sold to a company called Mawa Holdings Corporation in December for $2.85million

City property records show the apartment was foreclosed on April 29 last year by the Federal Savings Bank then sold to a company called Mawa Holdings Corporation in December for $2.85million

According to the listing, the home has a 'gleaming gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless Wolf, Sub-Zero and Broan appliances'

According to the listing, the home has a ‘gleaming gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless Wolf, Sub-Zero and Broan appliances’

But he was locked up in July 2018 when his bond was revoked for witness tampering and would never again set foot in the smart apartment which he and his wife bought three years earlier for $2.7million.

That surely came as a relief for Manafort’s neighbors despite the apologetic notes he sent to everyone in his building in late 2017, apologizing for the constant media presence outside.

Local vendors were probably sad to see him go, however, given Manafort’s tendency to splurge, with the flash conman rumored to have spent $934,350 at an antique rug shop in Alexandria.

City property records show the apartment was foreclosed on April 29 last year by the Federal Savings Bank then sold to a company called Mawa Holdings Corporation in December for $2.85million.

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