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.
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.
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 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.
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All photos courtesy of Compass
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