President Elect Donald Trump's childhood home has auctioned, but the price remains a mystery – for now.
According to Mansion Global, the five-bed house in the affluent Queens enclave of Jamaica Estates sold in a January 17 auction. It ends a saga almost as convoluted as the presidential election itself.
Trump lived in the house until the age of four
Restaurant owner Isaac Kestenberg put the mock-Tudor property up for sale in the summer with a $1.7m asking price – double the $782,500 he paid for it in 2008.
But with little interest, Kestenberg dropped the price to $1.3m on the 1940 home built by Trump's father – before deciding to head down the auction route instead.
Just days before the October 19 auction date, with Trump looking more likely to win the election than previously, Kestenberg pulled the house from sale. The reason? He likely thought he could make more money by selling the house as "the president's first home", as opposed to the "presidential candidate's".
He may have been right.
Property investor Michael Davis bought the home in December for $1.4m and then promptly asked Paramount Realty USA to auction it.
It will be several weeks before official records disclose whether Davis' investment has worked. The owner may remain anonymous, although Trump intimated on the Jimmy Fallon Show last year he might buy it himself.
Trump lived in the house from birth until the age of four, when the family upgraded.
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