When properties connected to President Trump come onto the market, they are usually grand, sometimes gaudy, and always pricey. Trump’s penthouse in Trump Tower
and his former Greenwich home
may reflect some of those qualities, but the house in Queens where he lived as a child is quite a different story. Far more modest in style and size, the recently listed abode in Jamaica Estates is still priced high for the area at $2.9 million.Trump only resided here until the age of four, but it gives a little peek into what his early life was like. The president’s father, Fred Trump, built the 2,500-square-foot, Tudor-style house in 1940 and it is the very place where Trump was brought home after his birth. The 85-15 Wareham Place address is even listed on his birth certificate. Just in case potential buyers forget the property’s roots, however, a life size cutout of Donald Trump is situated in the living room to remind you and watch you tour the spaces. This is certainly an odd staging move, but who knows? Cutouts of past residents could be real estate's next fad.Offering 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and charming living areas with an easy flow, it’s clear that the Queens home was designed with family in mind. In 1950, however, the Trump family of seven outgrew the house and upgraded to something larger; perhaps marking the beginning of the president’s love of luxury real estate.The residence has changed hands twice
since Trump was elected and is currently priced to turn a sweet profit since the seller purchased it for $2.14 million in 2017. Unless any big improvements have been made, the price bump could be based solely on the celebrity association, as it’s not every day a president’s former dwelling
is up for sale.To see the house in person, contact listing agent Edward Hickey of Compass
. The Wall Street Journal
first reported on the new listing.