You need a Congressional pass to visit The White House. You need a security pass to visit Trump Tower. For President Donald Trump’s childhood home, all you need is $2.9 million—preferably in cash.
The president’s former Jamaica Estates home was recently listed for sale, again. It may a good opportunity for someone who wants to Make Jamaica, Queens Great Again. The current owner requests a cash deal, which means only serious prospects need apply. And if the price or conditions scare you, consider the memorabilia perks tossed into the deal. The home was previously listed prior to his 2016 election for approximately $1.65 million.
The five bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom Tudor-style residence at 85-15 Warham Place is President Trump’s first childhood home, following his birth at Jamaica Hospital on June 14, 1946. At the time, the 2,500-square-foot brick-and-stucco residence stood in an upper-class Queens neighborhood of doctors, politicians, oak trees and nascent supermarkets which the president’s father, real estate developer Fred Trump, helped cultivate.
“Fred Trump built the house in 1940, and the address is listed on Donald Trump’s birth certificate,” says Compass’ Edward Hickey, who holds the listing. “Donald Trump lived in the house until he was, I believe, four years old. Then he moved to another house adjacent to this one.”
After his brother Robert was born, the Trumps upgraded to an elevated, red-brick Tudor Revival around the corner that had 23-rooms, winding steps and a portico-topped colonnade. That home is visible from the backyard of Warham Place.
Although pricey, the Warham Place house is modest by comparison. The home features a library, finished basement, enclosed patio, five-car driveway and a two-car garage, on a 40-foot x 120-foot lot. Interiors display hardwood floors, a fireplace and wide, expansive rooms with high ceilings.
Listed as the Trump Birth House LLC, the home no longer has a Trump affiliation, as evidenced from the lack of gold leaf, ornate furniture and lavish chandeliers. But there is an unexpected Trump trace—Donald Trump memorabilia leftover from the home’s stint as a $700-per-night Airbnb rental. The Trump memorabilia includes a life-size cardboard cut-out of the president, Andy Warhol-ish pop screenprints, a framed Trump People magazine cover, and copies of his book, The Art of the Deal.
To avoid a cardboard celebrity circus atmosphere, only cash offers will be accepted and serious buyers will be asked to provide proof of funds to schedule a showing. On second thought, Trump’s childhood home may be the most difficult to visit after all.