It has come to light that Ivana Trump’s Manhattan townhome, which she purchased after an acrimonious divorce from former President Donald Trump, is still on the market months after her accidental death in the dwelling.
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According to The New York Times, the five-story, 8,700-square-foot Upper East Side townhome is still listed for $26.5 million, months after Ivana Trump fell to her death in July. On July 14, Ivana Trump died in the townhome at the age of 73, in a death that was ruled accidental by New York City’s medical examiner.Months later, in November, the house was listed.
Even with rising interest rates, and homeowner preferences for more muted, modern designs, it’s unclear why the gaudy house has not sold. Other Trump properties have dipped in their value, or not sold, since Donald Trump’s run for president in 2015, the Times reported.
Notably, the price of Ivana Trump’s former abode has not budged since it was listed in November. The home was listed with Douglas Elliman and features extravagant rooms tied to Trump’s personality, as well as a haunting doll modeled after Ivana Trump. She famously purchased the townhome in 1992, the year that her divorce from Donald Trump was finalized.
Following Ivana Trump’s highly publicized and financially contentious divorce from Donald Trump, she was awarded a settlement worth $25 million and purchased the home for $2.5 million. At the time of purchase, the home was a dentist’s office that needed significant remodeling. Ivana Trump also customized it.
Twelve years later, the house was finished with pink-marble flooring, leopard-print furniture, and an entertainment room covered with gold-trimmed wallpaper that reflected “how Louis XVI would have lived if he had had money,” Ivana Trump said, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Ivana and Donald Trump’s three children, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump, spent their teenage years in the home.