Ivana Trump’s 8,725 sqft gold-covered NYC townhouse where she died put on sale for $26.5M

In her book, 'Raising Trump', Ivana described the room as 'how Louis XVI would have lived if he had had money'

Ivana Trump’s 8,725 sqft gold-covered NYC townhouse where she died put on sale for $26.5M
Ivana Trump died in her NYC townhouse in July 2022 (John Shearer/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Ivana Trump's New York City townhouse is on the market for $26.5 million just four months after she was found dead at the bottom of the grand staircase of the opulent residence. The 73-year-old was found at the bottom of the stairs of her home in July 2022, with blunt impact injuries to her torso. Her death was ruled as an accident.

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Ivana paid $2.5 million for the Upper East Side home in 1992, the same year she and former President Donald Trump officially got divorced. The 8,725-square-foot home at 10 East 64th Street in Manhattan will be sold, and the proceeds will be divided among Ivana's three children, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump.

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"My mom absolutely loved that house," Eric Trump told The Wall Street Journal, noting that it reflected her "style and elegance." The grandeur "embodied Ivana Trump," he said. Eric claimed that although the late. Ivana Trump had houses in Florida and France, the New York property was especially important to her. "She was so comfortable there," he said. "It was the last possession in the world she would ever have gotten rid of."

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Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump spent most of their teenage years at the NYC home. (Tim Boxer/Getty)
Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump spent most of their teenage years at the NYC home (Tim Boxer/Getty)

The entrance hall has blood-red carpets, upholstered fabric walls in red and gold, lashings of pink marble, a crystal chandelier, and a Romanesque statue. A vintage birdcage elevator and a red-carpeted, curved marble staircase with a painted mural lead to the top stories. Two formal gathering spaces are located on the second floor. In the front, there is a living area with lots of red and green upholstery, velvet chairs, and a pleated gold-cloth ceiling. Ornate figurines and other collectibles, like clocks and silver jewelry boxes, decorates the room. In her book, "Raising Trump", Ivana described the room as "how Louis XVI would have lived if he had had money." 

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Ivana and Ivanka Trump at the NYC home. (M.Von Holden/Getty)
Ivana and Ivanka Trump at the NYC home (M.Von Holden/Getty)

 

The dining area has a chandelier hanging over it and walls draped in gold silk. The tall-backed chairs around two tables, one circular and one long and rectangular are covered in golden yellow. Eric stated that should a buyer be interested, the furniture could be negotiated together with the sale of the house. A white grand piano is situated in the space between the two rooms. Even though Ivana never played the piano herself, she hired concert pianists to play for party guests. The library is located on the third floor and is almost totally decorated in leopard print, complete with spotted wallpaper and furniture. Artwork of two leopards playing and a framed image of Ivana hugging a dog are displayed on the walls.

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The main bedroom epitomizes Trump's allegedly quirky style. Gold, soft greens, and subtle pinks make up the color scheme. In front of a fireplace with gold embossing is a canopy bed. Chinese murals are painted on the walls. Pepto Bismol pink is found throughout the en suite bathroom, from the marble floors to the twin basins to the bathtub to the cupboards and walls. Gold accents are seen in the faucets and hardware. In the rear of the house, there is a south-facing garden and a terrace off the primary bedroom, which gets plenty of light in the mid-morning and early afternoon. The one conspicuously absent amenity was a full-sized kitchen.

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However, following news of the listing, one prominent broker noted that the home is 'overpriced." "It needs a total renovation. I think it will sell for $17 million or $18 million," he predicted, as per Curbed.

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