Ivana Trump's Former NYC Townhouse Is Turning Heads On Twitter

Ivana Trump, the first wife of former president Donald Trump, was found dead in her New York City home in July 2022. According to sources, the blunt force injuries that caused her death were consistent with a fall down the stairs, per NBC. Ivana was 73 at the time.

Even before she met Donald, Ivana led a fascinating life. The socialite was born in Zlin, a small city in what is now the Czech Republic, per Newsweek. She later married an Austrian professional skier and moved to New York in 1972. A few years later, in 1979, she married Donald Trump. Together, Donald and Ivana had three children, Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka. Per Ivana's own admission, she raised the kids, not Donald. "I got total custody of the kids when I divorced Donald," she told the New York Post. "That was non-negotiable. But even if Donald and I had stayed together, I would have raised the kids." Perhaps as a thank you for her commitment, Ivana received a very generous divorce settlement. Ivana took roughly $2.5 million of that settlement and bought a stately townhouse on the Upper East Side, per Curbed.

In the wake of her death, her three children put the home on the market for a whopping $26.5 million. It's not just the price that's turning heads; the bizarre design and lavish decor have Twitter talking.

Ivana Trump had a unique style

Ivana Trump's house is like nothing else on the market right now. The $26.5 million townhouse boasts five beds and five and a half baths spread over six floors, per the New York Post. The home's interior was designed exactly to Ivana's taste –- without much thought for resale.

The outlet noted that the socialite never installed a full kitchen on the property. But what it lacks in practicality, it makes up for in grandeur. In true Ivana Trump style, much of the house is covered in animal print and gold. Still, that's not exactly to everyone's taste. "This room belongs in a period drama," wrote one user, referring to Ivana's green living room. Users appeared to take the greatest offense to the library, which is decorated in floor-to-ceiling cheetah print. "Literally what interior designer said yes let's do the chairs AND the floor like just that to me is a NO BRAINER dannnggg," said one disgusted tweet. Another compared the library to something built by an over-eager child. "It looks like it was designed by a 12-year-old playing the sims," they wrote.

While it may not be for everyone, it was definitely for Ivana. "My mom absolutely loved that house," Eric Trump told the New York Post. He added that they were willing to negotiate the furniture into the purchase –- the proceeds will be split between Eric, Don Jr., and Ivanka.

Ivana Trump decorated her townhome herself

Ivana Trump's former townhouse is a great testament to her personal style. Despite the negative reaction from Twitter users, she was very proud of her creation. According to a 2005 interview with Entertainment Tonight, when she bought the home in 1992 it was definitely a fixer upper. "This house, I bought it about 30 years ago for very little money, and there was absolutely nothing," shared the socialite. "The ceilings were falling down, there was no electricity, no plumbing, nobody was living here for 12 years." And while Trump stated that the home's mural wrapped staircase — where she was unfortunately found dead from a fall in July — was already intact, but everything else was her doing. "I did everything myself," Trump shared when asked if she used a decorator. 

While giving EXTRA a tour of her home the year prior, Ivana acknowledged that the home, which in addition to the aforementioned includes things such as pink marble floors and a Versailles-themed dining room, is different than her other more "formal," "lighter," and "modern" homes. The townhouse, the other hand, "is something which I like. It's cosy, it is the deeper colors of the greens and the burgundy — the fireplace. And I like to watch television in her and listen to music," shared Trump.

Is Ivana Trump's home overpriced?

As stated above, Ivana Trump's children are hoping to split the proceeds from the sale between the three of them. However, it's the opinion of some that their $26.5 million asking price is a little ambitious. "It needs a total renovation," said a broker from the Upper East Side. "I think it will sell for $17 million or $18 million," they added, via Curbed. The same publication noted that even if a potential buyer was attracted to the prospect of the bragging rights that came with buying Trump's former residence, her unfortunate passing might deter them. 

According to MSN, Trump originally put down almost $2.5 million for the townhouse, which she purchased following her divorce from Donald Trump, which resulted in a $25 million payout. So whether or not her kids get their asking price, they will still recoup way more than Trump originally spent on the property.