This home is full of animal prints, but lacks a full kitchen — and Ivana Trump wouldn’t have 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 is looking for a new generation of owners.
The 17-room Lennox Hill complex, which the late Trump called home from 1992 until her death this year, has been put up for sale, asking a cool $26.5 million. Adam Modlin of the Modlin Group and Roger Erickson of Douglas Elliman hold the co-exclusive listing for the five-bedroom, 5½-bathroom, six-story home. Its convenient size is immediately apparent in the listing’s marketing images.
In July, the body of a 73-year-old man was found at the bottom of a grand staircase.
Trump bought the historic 8,725-square-foot limestone townhouse for $2.5 million — about $5.4 million today — in 1992 when her divorce from Donald Trump was finalized, according to the Wall Street Journal. The outlet adds that the proceeds from the sale will go to the children she shared with the former president: Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka.
“My mom absolutely loved that house,” Eric said. 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 lattice doors—barely prepares visitors for the brassy storefront that awaits inside.
Highlights of the decadent interior include a library covered in leopard print — with leopard print on the wall coverings, along the carpet and even on the upholstery, as well as a painting of two leopards playing across the sofa. That space comes complete with gold moldings and window curtains.
Right next to that room is a bathroom with pink elements in which gold accents spread in the form of faucets, moldings and columns. The listing images also show a grand curved staircase, plus a Versailles-inspired dining room with gold paneling, ornate gold moldings, and a wood-burning fireplace — all beneath a chandelier that hangs from a ceiling clad in multiple gilt moldings. That space also includes a smaller dining area in front of floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a private interior courtyard.
On the same level as the dining room is the living room, boldly decorated in shades of red and emerald, under a ceiling made of gold fabric from which hangs another chandelier. In her 2017 book, Raising Trump, Ivana described the room as “how Louis XVI would have lived if he had had the money.”
Between those two spaces is a white piano. Trump herself never played, but would hire professional musicians to tickle her ivories to entertain guests as events.
In that book, Trump described her style as “luxurious” and “whimsical,” the Journal noted — adding that the property needed significant work when she bought it. (It was used as a dentist’s office, and no one lived in it for about 12 years.)
But she made it her own. Her bedroom, as seen in the listing, has a four-poster bed in front of the fireplace. (The pictures show at least one more four-poster bed inside, but in a bedroom whose walls are paneled in rich coral tones.)
There is a garden at the back of the house – and while the property is highly appointed and designed, it has two small galley-style kitchens instead of one full one. This, Trump herself admitted, is due to the fact that she did not cook much in her later years. Agents told the Journal that the new owner will likely want to begin a major renovation — but the late Trump herself was extremely proud of the place.
“It was the last possession in the world she would ever get rid of,” Eric Trump said of the opulent abode where he grew up, where his mother at one point converted his brother’s former bedroom into a gym. From her treadmill, she would wave to fashion legend Donatella Versace, whom she could see through the window in her home across the street.
“They loved each other,” he said.