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For $725 you can spend the night at Donald Trump’s childhood home

For $725 you can spend the night at Donald Trump’s childhood home

The childhood home of President Donald Trump is now an option on the home-sharing site Airbnb– but for a great cost.

The Tudor-style home in Queens where Trump grew up is listed on the site for a whopping nightly rate of $725. The house has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, 14 beds and two sofa beds, according to the Airbnb listing.

The house was bought by its current owner in March for $2.14 million in cash, according to the Washington Post. Originally, the owner thought about converting the property into a library or museum, Michael X. Tang the New York attorney who represented the buyer told the Post. The buyer wasn’t named but went by the name Trump Birth House LLC.

“I had no idea this would end up on Airbnb,” said Tang, who specializes in helping Chinese investors buy real estate. “That was news to me.”

Prior to the current owner, real estate investor Michael Davis, bought the property for $1.39 million right before the 2016 presidential election. But shortly after he flipped it a 45 percent premium.

“The value of this property has nothing to do with the physical house,” Misha Haghani, owner of Paramount Realty USA, the New York auction house that facilitated the sale, told the Post in March. “Normally people buy real estate because of its location. In this case, frankly, location has very little to do with the value of the property. Size of the house, size of the lot, number of bedrooms and baths — these things are all irrelevant. Somebody bought this because of what it’s associated with, and that’s the current president.”

The home was originally built in 1940 by Trump’s father, Fred C. Trump and they lived there for about 10 years. According to the Airbnb listing, “Not much has been changed since the Trumps lived here, the kitchen is original and the opulent furnishings represent the style and affluence in which the Trumps would have lived.”

Besides these features, the house also includes a giant cut-out of Trump in the living room, which the owner says is a great partner to watch late night news with.

While this house is the president’s old home, the listing states that it has “no relationship with the White House, the President, Donald Trump or the Trump organization in any way.”

The ad also notes “This is a unique and special opportunity to stay in the home of a sitting president.”

Feature Image via Flickr/Gage Skidmore



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