Though Donald Trump tries to present himself as a man of the people who’s just like your average, regular-Joe American, there’s no denying the fact that he comes from a pretty privileged background. There’s the fact that his father, developer Fred Trump, "only" gave him $1 million when he was starting his own real estate firm, as if that’s not an insubstantial amount of money.
And then there’s the neighborhood he grew up in: Jamaica Estates, a wealthy enclave in Queens that’s basically a gated community within the borough. And if you need proof that it’s a well-to-do enclave, Trump’s childhood home at 85-15 Wareham Place recently hit the market with an ask of $1.65 million, according to Newsday. That’s on the low end of home prices for the neighborhood, according to the property’s broker, who told DNAInfo that homes in the area typically go for closer to $2 million.
As for the house itself, it was built in 1940 and has six bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and lots of outdoor space. Like many of the homes in the area, it’s got that whole Tudor-inspired architecture thing going on, but the few interior photos make it look like it’d need an update. (And if the unthinkable happens and Trump actually gets elected in November, there’d surely be a whole other host of issues from living here … but hey, that’s a ways off to worry about.)
- Listing: 85-15 Wareham Place [StreetEasy]
- Donald Trump’s boyhood home selling for $1.65M in Queens [Newsday]
- Donald Trump's Queens Boyhood Home Up For Sale [DNAInfo]