Donald Trump says a lot of crazy things. But he’s also someone you can’t avoid, even if you try. He has a presence, for better or worse. Another thing that made a statement was his first home, which he bought with his former-wife Ivana for $4 million in 1982.
But then they divorced, and Ivana sold the property in 1998 for $15 million (ka-ching). The new owners decided it was a little heavy-handed aesthetically, and quickly elected to tone things down. Which, we mean, fair enough. But once you see this property in Greenwich, Connecticut now, you’ll be left wondering how gaudy it must have looked before. Because there are still bizarre statues spread throughout, and there is a lot of carpeting. Like, a lot.
They added an extension to the property and some tennis courts, and now that once-$4 million mansion is on the market for $54 million. And that, friends, is what we call a real estate bubble.
Check out the 5.8-acre peninsula and all its 19,773-square-foot Georgian Colonial-style glory. You’ll see the main house, a guest house, eight bedrooms, thirteen baths, a three-story rotunda foyer with double grand staircase, formal rooms overlooking views of the pool and more in the gallery below:
Donald Trump’s first-ever mansion is on the market for $70.62 million
Donald Trump's First MansionThis isn't a boardroom, but he probably sat around the dinner table saying "you're fired" to his family. Toptenrealestatedeals
Donald Trump's First MansionEvidently Donald Trump got some design choices from the show Friends. Toptenrealestatedeals
Donald Trump's First MansionIs this a garden statue of a young Donald Trump taking a swing? If it is, you'll probably want to get rid of it.Toptenrealestatedeals
Donald Trump's First MansionTrump loved carpet. Now you know. Toptenrealestatedeals
Donald Trump's First MansionMake America great? If it's anything like this expansive staircase, the nation is in good hands.Toptenrealestatedeals
Donald Trump's First MansionWow, this looks like a public movie theatre. Trump apparently likes Gregory Peck movies, though. Who would have thought?Toptenrealestatedeals
Donald Trump's First MansionImagine Trump's hair floating around in the water. Toptenrealestatedeals
Donald Trump's First MansionAgain, given all of the opulence elsewhere, this patio set looks like garbage. You will want to replace it. Toptenrealestatedeals
Donald Trump's First MansionBut the views are impressive. Truly picturesque. Toptenrealestatedeals
Donald Trump's First MansionMore carpet. You'll want to tear some of it out because that's a lot of upkeep.Toptenrealestatedeals
Donald Trump's First MansionTrump also loves valances. Valances and carpet. Like he's a Golden Girl. Toptenrealestatedeals
Donald Trump's First MansionBut check out those high ceilings. Toptenrealestatedeals
Donald Trump's First MansionThe kitchen isn't half bad either. Toptenrealestatedeals
Donald Trump's First MansionHe also likes rattan furniture. What an enigma. Toptenrealestatedeals