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A handful of months soon after Ivana Trump’s demise there this summertime, her townhouse at 10 E. 64th Street has hit the industry, The Wall Road Journal experiences. Her young children, Eric, Ivanka, and Donald Jr., are asking for an ambitious $26.5 million, to be split between the 3 of them. The five-tale townhouse, which Ivana bought for $2.5 million in 1992 shortly following her divorce from Donald Trump, appears to be like pretty a lot as it did 30 yrs in the past when Trump redid the dwelling with these touches as a palatial Pepto Bismol–hued marble rest room and a whole lot of leopard print.
The Upper East Aspect dwelling, mentioned with Adam Modlin of the Modlin Team and Roger Erickson of Douglas Elliman, is 20 ft broad — common for a townhouse — nevertheless it doesn’t resemble its neighbors a lot in any other case. A 1920s renovation replaced the brownstone front and stoop with limestone and columns. The within is also, effectively, unique. The home is staying shown with Ivana’s décor and furnishings in position — with an abundance of gold fixtures, a trompe-l’oeil Renaissance backyard garden on the staircase, crimson carpets, and an ornate canopy bed — minus Ivana’s clutter, these kinds of as the stacks of the May possibly 1990 difficulty of Vogue on whose cover she appeared.
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A single outstanding Upper East Side broker famous the residence is overpriced. “It requirements a whole renovation. I consider it will market for $17 million or $18 million,” he predicted. But, he added, it is not so radically overpriced that it will scare off serious prospective buyers.
Of system, exaggerating the value of real estate is a Trump relatives custom, and Ivana’s small children appear to be banking on their identify commanding a high quality. But consumers never fork out for provenance, the broker stated — just glance at what a tricky time J.Lo has had selling her spot in Nomad. (It is a little bit of a promoting raise, but that’s about it.) And even if prospective buyers did, any allure conferred by the property’s acquiring belonged to Ivana is canceled out by the reality that she died falling down its stairs.
The listing brokers acknowledged to the Journal that most possible prospective buyers (with the exception of Ivana fanatics with $30 million to burn) will want to do a renovation — probably an extensive a single past incorporating a pool in the basement to go with the current sauna, as Eric Trump recommended to the paper. The 8,725-square-foot property lacks a comprehensive-measurement kitchen area in its place, it has two galley kitchens. Fitting for a girl whose final meal was most likely the takeout soup fetched by her housekeeper.