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By Melissa Allison

Long before Donald Trump dreamed of running for president — or before any of us knew about it, anyway — he used to weekend with his family at this opulent estate in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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They arrived at the 5.8-acre spread in the 1980s, around the time Ivana was redecorating the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.

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She also did a number on the Greenwich home.

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“Decor-wise, it was all gold leaf,” Tamar Lurie of Coldwell Banker, the agent for the home’s current $54-million listing, told the Connecticut Post. “It was kind of dramatic.”

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Ivana was awarded the estate in the Trumps’ 1991 divorce and sold it several years later. The current owner subdued the decor and built a tennis court and a 4,000-square-foot addition featuring guest suites, a lap pool and sauna.

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The home, which sits on a private peninsula in Long Island Sound, now measures a whopping 19,773 square feet with eight bedrooms and eleven baths. There are also three staff apartments.

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