Donald Trump’s Former Mansion Hits Market for $54 Million
Donald Trump’s 20,000-square-foot Connecticut starter mansion on a six-acre peninsula jutting into Long Island Sound has hit the Greenwich market for $ 54 million. The eight-bedroom, 11.5-bath house was built in 1939 and is still considered a gem in the Greenwich jewel box, where the average home sells for $ 2 million. The Trumps bought it in 1982 for $ 4 million. Starter wife Ivana used some of the same ornate decorations in their Greenwich getaway as she installed in the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, which Trump owned from 1988 to 1995.
“Decor-wise, it was all gold leaf — all of this was gold leaves all over the place. It was kind of dramatic,” listing agent Tamar Lurie of Coldwell Banker told the Connecticut Post.
When the couple divorced in 1991, Ivana followed the advice she offered in her “The First Wives Club” cameo: “Don’t get mad, get everything.” She got the Greenwich house in the settlement, along with $ 14 million, an apartment at the Trump Plaza on Third Avenue in Manhattan, and use of the Trumps’ Florida mansion, Mar-a-Lago.
The current owners of the Greenwich estate bought it in 1998 for $ 15 million, the Post says, and toned it down with muted colors.
Here are some additional amenities of the former Trump manse:
- Guest house with bedroom suites and indoor pool
- Three-story rotunda
- Putting green
- Tennis court
- Three staff apartments.