Trump’s childhood home in Queens hits market for $2.9M

Posted On Tue, February 5, 2019 By

Posted On Tue, February 5, 2019 By In Cool Listings, Jamaica

President Donald Trump’s boyhood home in Jamacia Estates is set to hit the market this week for a pricey $2.9 million. The home, which is not owned by Trump or his organization, is decorated somewhat as a shrine to the president, with lots of framed photos of him, a copy of “The Art of the Deal,” and a life-size cut out of the Queens native in the living room. The owner, who bought the property in 2017 for $2.14 million under the guise of Trump Birth House LLC, requests offers be submitted via email, along with proof of funds. The home will then be sold through a closed bidding process, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

85-15 Wareham Place, Donald Trump, Trump childhood home

85-15 Wareham Place, Donald Trump, Trump childhood home

Fred Trump built the brick-and-stucco Tudor-style home at 85-15 Wareham Place in 1940. Although the president lived there only until the age of 4, the listing calls it a “rare opportunity to own the former home of President Donald J. Trump!” The Trumps later moved to a larger house near Midway Parkway around 1950.

The 2,500-square-foot home includes five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and a library. Plus, there is a finished basement, enclosed patio, and a two-car garage.

85-15 Wareham Place, Donald Trump, Trump childhood home

85-15 Wareham Place, Donald Trump, Trump childhood home

In December of 2016, real estate mogul Michael Davis bought Trump’s former home for $1.39 million, with the intention of flipping the property. A year later, Davis sold the home for double what he paid, about $2.14 million, with the transaction facilitated by Michael Tang, a lawyer who specializes in real estate deals made by Chinese buyers.

The owner later put the home on the rental market for more than $3,500 per month, as 6sqft reported in June 2017. Just a few months later, the home was listed on Airbnb for $725 per night.

The property made news again that year during the United Nations General Assembly. A group of refugees rented out the property through Airbnb as a way to express concern over the president’s travel ban, which was upheld by the Supreme Court last July.

[Listing: 85-15 Wareham Place by Ed Hickey for Compass]

[Via WSJ]

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