Carson — a neurosurgeon, former Republican presidential candidate and current US secretary of Housing and Urban Development — sold his five-bedroom pad at 10942 Egret Pointe Lane in West Palm Beach, Fla., for $920,000, according to Mansion Global.
The buyer, according to Town & Country, is Washington, DC, real-estate executive Stephen Lustgarten.
But the site adds that the sale had a bit of an unexpected hitch, though it’s since been resolved: Leaks in the roof caused a mold issue, which required the entire roof to be redone before the closing.
Despite that setback, Carson and his wife, Lacena, made a slight profit: They bought the 6,155-square-foot spread from the late John Rooney, whose family owns the Pittsburgh Steelers, for $775,000 in 2013, says the Real Deal.
This sale is a bit of relief for Carson’s family, who now no longer have to look after three homes. The couple had purchased a larger, 8,782-square-foot pad nearby at 12248 Tillinghast Circle in Palm Beach Gardens for $4.4 million in 2016 — not long before President Donald Trump named Carson to his current position. That new DC gig required the Carsons to snag a brick colonial in the suburb of Vienna, Va. for $1.22 million.
“We didn’t have any urgency, but we didn’t want to be carrying a bunch of properties that we weren’t utilizing either,” Carson said in a statement.