Ivana Trump, the oversized personality and the first of Donald Trump’s three wives, died earlier this month at the age of 73.
The glamorous 1980s luminary who oversaw the interior design of the Trump Organization, brought his garish glitzy style to places like Trump Tower and the Plaza Hotel.
“If anything could be laminated with gold or upholstered in damask, it was good,” according to the Guardian, was his motto. This look has become a staple of the Trump brand.
After their high-profile divorce in 1992, the businesswoman launched popular clothing and jewelry lines on the Home Shopping Network and QVC.
His golden touch continues even after his death, with a high-end real estate legacy. We offer a tour of the posh properties owned by Ivanka Trump’s mother, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.
While married, Ivana and Donald enjoyed a weekend retreat in the tony town of Greenwich, CT.
They bought 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 nearly 6 acres, the 20,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom mansion returned to the market in 2018 for $45 million. It was the most expensive house in Greenwich at the time. It was relisted in 2019 for $38.5 million, then reduced to $32 million the following year. There is no record that the house was sold.
Sellers renovated the house, specifically removing the gold leaf that Ivana had added to the Georgian Colonial. They also added an indoor pool, guesthouse, and tennis court.
The luxury resort also includes a miniature golf course, outdoor pool, deep-water dock, three-story rotunda and home theater.
New York, NY
After the divorce, Ivana paid $2.5 million in 1992 for a stunning Upper East Side townhouse where she raised her children.
Naturally, she gave the turn-of-the-century property its design sensibility. This included gilded decor, chandeliers and murals. The floor plan includes a formal dining room, living room, and gym.
Indoor spaces also feature a “leopard room,” with animal print decor. A spiral staircase extends to the seven levels of the house.
Ivana lived in this house for over 30 years and was found at the bottom of the stairs after apparently suffering cardiac arrest.
In 2004, she showed her residence on the show “Extra”.
Palm Beach, Florida
Shortly after her divorce, Ivana also purchased a Spanish Mediterranean mansion in the upscale South Florida neighborhood favored by the Trump family.
It is located about half a mile from Mar-a-Lago, where Donald resides.
Ivana’s taste for real estate in Florida seems to have paid off.
She bought her Palm Beach home in 1994 for $4.4 million. The home went on sale in February 2014 for $18.9 million, then sold later that summer for $16.6 million.
The buyers renovated the 1920s residence and sold it in May for a whopping $73 million.
The nine-bedroom, 11-bathroom home boasts 12,352 square feet of living space on a one-acre lot. It includes beachfront land across the street, connected by an underground tunnel. The Addison Mizner-designed home was awarded landmark status in 1990.
Ivana also owned a smaller Palm Beach spread which she snagged in 1999 for $1.85 million. She apparently renovated the five-bedroom house 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 bought a pied à terre in Miami Beach in 2009 for $635,000. The one-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom condo offers downtown views, and residents of the building have access to a swimming pool and beach club.
She is also said to have owned homes in London and St-Tropez in the south of France.
This story originally appeared on Realtor.com.