If you’re like many of us, you might wonder what it would be like to tour the President’s residence in Washington, DC. While you may not be able to gain access to his living quarters on Pennsylvania Avenue, you can get a glimpse of his birth home.
Fred C. Trump, Donald’s father, built the home for his family in 1940 before making it big in the real estate business. In 2016, real estate prospector Michael Davis purchased the place for a little less than $1.4 million. His plan was to flip the house.
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In March 2017, the home sold for $2.14 million at auction. It went up for sale again in February 2020 for $2.9 million. Just ten days later, it disappeared from the real estate listings because it was taken off the market. In November, the home was supposed to be auctioned again, but bidding was postponed.
Interestingly, in 2017 the home was listed as an Airbnb rental. Prices have ranged from $725 to $800 per night, giving guests the opportunity to stay in the home, and possibly even sleep in the room that was Mr. Trump’s from his birth to age four, when his family moved into a 23-room house just around the corner. Both of Trump’s childhood homes are in the affluent Jamaica Estates neighborhood. Trump calls the neighborhood an “oasis” because it’s quiet and secluded, especially compared to some other parts of Queens.
Imagine it was still available on Airbnb and you were looking for temporary lodgings in New York City. Let’s take a tour of this modest but charming home where you’ll be spending the next few days.
At the entrance, the bottom of the doorframe has Fred Trump’s name emblazoned on it, his way of putting his autograph to the abode he built.
The home opens onto a living room with a fireplace. The room is comfortably furnished with sofas and tables. There’s also a modest-sized formal dining room where the Trump family sat down for meals together. The kitchen, which features stainless steel appliances, leads to a small sunroom. Beyond, you’ll find a patio and a detached 2-car garage.
There’s also a paneled den, stocked with books. Fred Trump probably used it as a library.
Let’s return to the living room. To the side is a narrow staircase leading to the sleeping quarters. On the second level, there’s a spacious primary bedroom suite and four other bedrooms. The house has four full bathrooms, too. The one Trump probably shared with his siblings has both a bathtub and a separate shower.
There’s also a full, finished basement, providing even more living space.
About Donald Trump
Donald Trump was the fourth of five children. Before turning his attention to politics and becoming America’s 45th President, he followed in his father’s footsteps in real estate. He made a name for himself when he opened the Grand Hyatt New York in 1980. He’s also well-known for starring in the reality show The Apprentice, beginning in 2004.