Ivana Trump’s NYC townhouse asks $26.5 Million

Stepping into Ivana Trump's Manhattan townhouse, with its limestone facade and embellished gold entryway, is like stepping back in time to the 1980s, when the late socialite and her ex-husband, former President Donald Trump, were the ultimate power couple. The home's décor-leopard print, pink marble, crystal chandeliers and lots and lots of gold-is reflective of the glamorous, over-the-top aesthetic that helped define that era and the Trump real-estate portfolio.

"My mom absolutely loved that house," said their son Eric Trump, noting that it reflected her "style and elegance." The opulence, he said, "embodied Ivana Trump."

Ms. Trump's estate is now putting the property on the market for $26.5 million following her death earlier this year, Eric Trump said. Ms. Trump was found dead at the home in July. The proceeds of the sale are slated to go to her three children: Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump.

Ms. Trump purchased the townhouse for about $2.5 million in 1992, the same year her divorce from Donald Trump was finalized, records show. While Ms. Trump also had homes in Florida and France, Eric Trump said the New York property was especially important to her. "She was so comfortable there," he said. "It was the last possession in the world she would ever have gotten rid of."

On a recent Tuesday, Ms. Trump's tiny Yorkshire terrier, Tiger, greeted visitors at the door of the roughly 8,725-square-foot townhouse, which is located between Fifth and Madison avenues. Since Ms. Trump's death Tiger has remained in the house with Ms. Trump's longtime assistant, to whom he is attached, Eric Trump said.

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