Donald Trump’s former Connecticut mansion that he bought at age 35 is for sale and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
“Donald Trump’s First Mansion”
Donald Trump was born into the real estate business in 1946 in New York City where his father, Fred Trump, was a developer. Donald got a jump-start in the business while he was still in college in the 1960s working menial jobs at his father’s lower middle-class apartment complex in Cincinnati. In 1971, he moved back to New York City where he took over his father’s company changing the name to The Trump Organization and earned a reputation as a fast-rising real estate tycoon on hotel, condominium and casino projects. In 1986, he made a deal with New York City Mayor Ed Koch to renovate Central Park’s Wollman Rink. The ice skating rink was going on its seventh year of renovations when Trump volunteered to finish and finance the restoration with his own money. He completed the job in just three months. Continue reading Celebrity Homes: Donald Trump’s First Mansion Is For Sale $54 Million→
Who knew – or remembered – that Frank Sinatra owned a stunning New York penthouse that was way ahead of its time? Judging by his other glamorous digs over the years, his only-the-best-will-do taste and flair for the dramatic certainly shows in this co-op where he lived while his short term marriage to Mia Farrow played out.
Frank and pixie-faced Mia met on the set of Sinatra’s film Von Ryan’s Express in 1965. They were married in 1966; lived in this stunning glass-walled penthouse in New York and were divorced by 1968. When Mia’s movie Rosemary’s Baby production time ran over and she refused to quit the film to be in Sinatra’s film The Detective, The mega-star was very upset which began the break in their marriage. Sinatra, handed Farrow her the divorce papers in front of her cast and crew of Rosemary’s Baby.
If you love to entertain, this is the place for it. The 18’ ceilings with glass walls overlooking the river add drama and setting while you tell your guests that Ol’ Blue Eyes designed the space when it was under construction in 1961, and how his pal Sammy Davis Jr. enjoyed tossing champagne glasses down on FDR Drive from the apartment’s terraces. With a modernization undertaken by the current owner after she bought it in 2008, the 3,200 square foot apartment has 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and an additional 2,000 square feet in two wrap-around terraces overlooking the East River.