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Auction of Trump's Boyhood Home in Queens Postponed

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | October 20, 2016 12:30pm
 The house at 85-15 Wareham Place, where Donald Trump lived as a boy, is on the market for $1,399,000.
The house at 85-15 Wareham Place, where Donald Trump lived as a boy, is on the market for $1,399,000.
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Paul Brainard

Owners of the five-bedroom, Tudor-style home where Donald Trump grew up have postponed an auction of the property to give prospective buyers more time to see the home amid media attention surrounding the sale.

The home at 85-15 Wareham Place in the affluent Jamaica Estates neighborhood was scheduled to be auctioned off at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan Wednesday, which was also the night of the third and final presidential debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

But the owners decided to change their plans at the last minute. The auction will likely be rescheduled for November or December, a representative for Paramount said Thursday morning.

“The sellers elected to postpone the auction in order to provide prospective bidders with more time to evaluate the property,” Paramount Realty USA, which had co-organized the auction with the property's listing broker Laffey Real Estate, said in a statement. 

Paramount added that recent media coverage of the auction stirred a lot of interest, and a number of potential buyers wanted to see the property before the auction. 

The brick and stucco house where the Republican nominee lived until he was 4 features four-and-a-half bathrooms, a living room with a fireplace, a five-car driveway with a two-car garage, and an eat-in kitchen that leads to a sun room, according to a description on the Paramount’s website.

The home at 85-15 Wareham Place in Jamaica Estates (Courtesy Paul Brainard)

The Trump family later moved to a larger house on nearby Midland Parkway. 

The property owners, who are restaurateurs in Manhattan, are selling the house because they are getting divorced, according to Paramount.

The home, which was first put on the market in July for $1.65 million, is currently listed for $1,399,000.