listed for sale, Ivana Trump’s Manhattan townhouse still hasn’t found a buyer.The 8,700-square-foot Upper East Side property, which was a dentist’s office when she purchased it in 1992 after her super messy divorce from Donald Trump, has been sitting on the market since November without a single person interested in buying it.Now, there could be any number of reasons for this.
The $26.5 million price tag probably has little something to do with it.The gaudy interior also doesn’t help. Pink-marble flooring, gold railings, leopard-print furniture, gold ceilings, red carpet, gold hardware, crystal chandeliers, and gold-trimmed wallpaper are not exactly on trend these days.
Dennis Basso, a fashion designer and longtime associate of Ivana, tells The Real Deal, an online forum dedicated to New York real estate, that the place was her “idea of glam.”“It’s a pretty facade,” he says. “But no one is buying the place and not redoing it.
It may have been done by the best designer of its period, but nobody with this kind of money wants a 30-year-old bathroom, and that’s how long she was in that apartment.”TIL Ivana Trump had a leopard print room in her home pic.twitter.com/9aX1CDvg4MThen there’s the unfortunate fact that Ivana died in the dwelling after tumbling down a spiral staircase just days before her ex-husband and three adult children were scheduled to give depositions in New York Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation into the Trump Organization last July. (Her death was later ruled an accident.