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Trump's Boyhood Home Has Been Rented Out, Broker Says

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | June 16, 2017 12:09pm | Updated on June 19, 2017 6:48am
 The house at 85-15 Wareham Place, where Donald Trump lived as a boy, is on the market for $1.65 million. 
The house at 85-15 Wareham Place, where Donald Trump lived as a boy, is on the market for $1.65 million. 
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QUEENS — One day President Donald Trump’s childhood home in Jamaica Estates may become a landmark — but for now it's a rental.

The five-bedroom Tudor at 85-15 Wareham Place — where Trump was born and lived until he was 4 —  was listed for rent Thursday afternoon and was leased out almost immediately, according to listing agent Jason Friedman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

The house was listed for $3,500 per month, as first reported by Mansion Global, but Friedman said Friday morning that it was rented for more than that.

And while he declined to disclose the amount and who rented it, he said it’s a long-term lease, for at least a year.

The 2,500-square-foot brick-and-stucco house belongs to an entity called Trump Birth House LLC which purchased it during an auction in January.

The name of the person behind it has not been revealed, but according to published reports, the buyer is said to be a woman from China.

The property was built by Trump's father in 1940. The family later moved to a larger house on nearby Midland Parkway, before moving to Manhattan.

In 2008, restaurateurs Isaac and Claudia​ Kestenberg bought the house, which features four-and-a-half bathrooms, a living room with a fireplace, a five-car driveway with a two-car garage, for $782,500.

The Kestenbergs sold the house to Manhattan real estate investor Michael Davis for $1.39 million last December, because they were getting divorced.

Davis then flipped it for $2.14 million during the January auction, closing on the sale in March.

Several weeks after the purchase neighbors began complaining that the house appeared to be deserted and the lawn in front of it became overgrown. 

But Friedman said the grass has been since trimmed.