Donald Trump’s childhood home in the affluent Jamaica Estates neighborhood is going to auction this week, according to Paramount Realty USA, which is coordinating the event.
The five-bedroom Tudor at 85-15 Wareham Place where the Republican nominee grew up will be auctioned at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan Wednesday, three weeks before the November presidential election and the same night of the third and final presidential debate, as first reported by Newsday.
The house features four-and-a-half bathrooms, a living room with fireplace, a patio and a five-car driveway with two-car garage, according to the property’s listing agent, Howard Kaminowitz, of Laffey Real Estate, and Paramount.
The opening bid for the property is $849,000, with a reserve price set, but not disclosed.
“Do not miss this once in lifetime opportunity to name your price on this magnificent property with unique prominence!,” Paramount wrote on its website.
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The address of the property is listed on a copy of Trump’s 1946 birth certificate, although when the family lived there the street was called Wareham Road, according to published reports.
Trump lived in the house as a boy until his father, developer Fred Trump, built a larger house on nearby Midland Parkway.
Kaminowitz had previously said that there has been a lot of interest in the house and it might get sold even before the auction, even though the home, which was listed on the market in July for $1.65 million, is currently listed for $1,399,000.
“We will sell this house before the election,” Kaminowitz predicted.
According to published reports, the current owners of the home, who are New York City restaurateurs, decided to auction the property because they want to see how much it's worth.