This home comes bursting with animal print, but lacks a full kitchen — and Ivana Trump wouldn’t have had it any other way.
According to her son Eric Trump, her 20-foot-wide Manhattan townhouse at 10 E. 64th St. is the real-estate personification of the Czech-American businesswoman. Now, it’s looking for a new generation of owners.
The 17-room Lenox Hill compound that the late Trump called home from 1992 until her death this year has listed for sale, asking a cool $26.5 million. Adam Modlin of Modlin Group and Roger Erickson of Douglas Elliman hold the co-exclusive listing for the five-bedroom, 5½-bathroom, six-story home. Its apt grandeur is immediately visible in the listing’s marketing images.
In July, the 73-year-old’s body was found at the bottom of its grand staircase.
Trump purchased the 8,725-square-foot historic limestone row house in 1992 for $2.5 million — some $5.4 million today — which was when her divorce from Donald Trump was finalized, according to the Wall Street Journal. The outlet added that the proceeds of the sale will go to the children she shared with the former president: Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka.
“My mom absolutely loved that house,” said Eric. The furniture, he noted, could be negotiated for inclusion in the sale.
Built in 1879, the columned exterior — with its mansard roof, and custom gold and black grilled doors — hardly prepares visitors for the brassy showcase awaiting inside.
Highlights of the decadent interior include a leopard print-covered library — with leopard print in the wall paneling, along the carpet and even on the furniture’s upholstery, as well as a painting of two leopards playing over the sofa. That space comes complete with gold-tone moldings and window drapes.
Just off that room, there’s a pink fixture-filled bathroom where gold accents extend in the form of faucets, moldings and columns. Listing images also show a grand curved staircase, plus a Versailles-inspired dining room with gold-tone wall coverings, ornate gold moldings and a woodburning fireplace — all under a chandelier hanging from a ceiling dressed with more gilded moldings. That space also includes a smaller eat-in area fronting a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking a private interior courtyard.
On the same level as the dining room stands a living room, boldly decorated in shades of red and emerald, underneath a gold fabric ceiling from which another chandelier hangs. In her 2017 book, “Raising Trump,” Ivana described this room as “how Louis XVI would have lived if he had had money.”
Between those two spaces, there’s a white grand piano. Trump herself never played, but would hire professional musicians to tickle its ivories to entertain guests as events.
In that book, Trump described her style as “luxurious” and “whimsical,” the Journal noted — adding the property needed significant work when she bought it. (It had been used as a dental office, and no one had lived there for some 12 years.)
But she made it her very own. Her bedroom, as it appears in the listing, has a canopy bed in front of a fireplace. (Images show at least one other canopy bed inside, but in a bedroom whose walls are clad in a rich coral tone.)
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In the back of the house, there’s a garden — and while the property is highly amenitized and designed, it has two small galley-style kitchens instead of a full one. That, Trump admitted herself, is due to the fact she didn’t cook much in her later years. The agents told the Journal a new owner will likely want to start a significant renovation — but the late Trump herself had tremendous pride for the place.
“It was the last possession in the world she would ever have gotten rid of,” said Eric Trump of the opulent abode where he grew up, and where his mother at one point converted his brother’s former bedroom into a gym. From her treadmill, she’d wave to fashion legend Donatella Versace, who she could see through the window, at her home across the street.
“They loved each other,” he said.