Ivana Trump, the outsized personality and the first of Donald Trump‘s three wives, died earlier this month at the age of 73.
The glamorous fixture from the 1980s who oversaw interior design for The Trump Organization, brought her style of gaudy glitz to places like Trump Tower and the Plaza Hotel.
“If something could be leafed in gold or upholstered in damask, it was,” according to the Guardian, was her motto. That look became an essential element of the Trump brand.
After their highly publicized divorce in 1992, the businesswoman launched popular clothing and jewelry lines on the Home Shopping Network and QVC.
Her golden touch extends even after her death, with a legacy of high-end real estate. We offer up a tour of the swanky properties owned by the mother of Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump.
While married, Ivana and Donald enjoyed a weekend retreat in the tony town of Greenwich, CT.
They purchased a waterfront estate there in 1982 for $4 million.
Ivana kept this residence when the couple divorced. In 1998, she sold it for $15 million.
Set on almost 6 acres, the 20,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom mansion came back on the market in 2018 for $45 million. It was the highest-priced home in Greenwich at the time. It was relisted in 2019 for $38.5 million, then reduced to $32 million the following year. There’s no record the home was sold.
The sellers renovated the home, specifically removing the gold leaf Ivana had added to the Georgian Colonial. They also added an indoor pool, a guest house, and a tennis court.
The luxe compound also includes a miniature golf course, outdoor pool, deep-water dock, three-story rotunda, and home theater.
New York City, NY
Postdivorce, Ivana paid $2.5 million in 1992 for a terrific townhouse on the Upper East Side where she raised her children.
Naturally, she gave the turn-of-the-century property her design sensibility. That included gilded decor, chandeliers, and wall murals. The floor plan features a formal dining room, living room, and gym.
The interior spaces also feature a “leopard room,” with animal print decor. A spiral staircase extends to all seven levels of the home.
Ivana lived in this home for over 30 years and was found at the bottom of the staircase after reportedly suffering cardiac arrest.
In 2004, she gave the show “Extra” a tour of her residence.
Palm Beach, FL
Shortly after her divorce, Ivana also picked up a Spanish Mediterranean mansion in the upscale South Florida locale favored by the Trump family.
It is located about a half-mile from Mar-a-Lago, where Donald resides.
Ivana’s taste in Florida real estate seems to have been a profitable one.
She purchased her Palm Beach home in 1994 for $4.4 million. The home was listed in February 2014 for $18.9 million, then sold later that summer for $16.6 million.
The buyers renovated the 1920s-era residence and sold it this May for a whopping $73 million.
The nine-bedroom, 11-bathroom home features 12,352 square feet of living space on an acre parcel. It includes oceanfront land across the street, linked by an underground tunnel. The Addison Mizner–designed home was given landmark status in 1990.
Ivana also owned a smaller Palm Beach spread that she picked up in 1999 for $1.85 million. She apparently renovated the five-bedroom home but never moved in. Instead, she sold it in 2004 for $2.55 million. The 3,700 square-foot property included a separate guesthouse, pool, fountain, and gardens.
Miami Beach and beyond
Ivana picked up a Miami Beach pied à terre in 2009 for $635,000. The one-bedroom, 1.5-bath condo features downtown views, and the building residents have access to a pool and beach club.
She’s also said to have owned homes in London and St-Tropez in the south of France.
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