BEDFORD, N.Y. - A Carmel woman was stopped by police in Bedford for repeatedly driving back and forth in front of President Donald Trump’s $19-million, 30-acre Seven Springs estate on Oregon Road.
Shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 10, a Bedford police officer on patrol on Oregon Road stopped a woman driver and her passenger who told the officer that she was “just showing the house and the property” belonging to the Trump organization.
Police said that the woman was driving back and forth near the gate of Seven Springs, showing it to her mother. The officer advised the woman to move on, though he noted that she was reluctant to comply and “seemed likely to return.”
Seven Springs, built in 1919 by Washington Post owner Eugene Meyer (the father of Katherine Graham), was purchased by Trump in 1996 for $7.5 million. Its value now is about three times beyond that figure.
Though Trump owns an impressive array of homes from Manhattan to Palm Beach, Silver Springs is the one in which he has spent many of his days during the summer months the last two decades.
"I was about 12, 13 years old at the time (the estate was purchased)," Trump's son, Eric, said in a video interview with Forbes.com. "My father, during the summers, would always put us to work. We were literally riding mowers around, we were mowing all the fields, we were cutting down trees.
"It was probably the best experience of my life in that it was the first lessons about development from my father. It taught me the building blocks of what we do every single day."
Seven Springs also straddles North Castle and New Castle.
It is anchored by a 50,000 square-foot mansion with 60 rooms, 15 bedrooms and two servants quarters. The estate also has three pools, including an indoor pool.