Joan Rivers Penthouse Is Legendary
Joan Rivers Penthouse is back on the market for the asking price of $28,000,000. This is just slightly less than the listed price of $29,000.000 back in 2012 when I shared the grand old Manhattan Penthouse on Joan Rivers Penthouse.
Corcoran has the new listing and calls Joan Rivers Penthouse “New York’s most legendary apartment. This coveted Penthouse is changing ownership for the first time in 25 years.The penthouse is a turn-of-the-century opulent mansion of the Gilded Age.”
The Manhattan apartment is ornately decorated and I agree is legendary. I wish they would film a movie here before it sells to show off all the lavish gold and gilded decor.
One of my favorite rooms in the Penthouse is the Music Room with its curved window seating area. Back in 2012 the maintenance on the apartment was listed as a quarter of a million dollars per year.
Another view of the music room showing the cloud ceiling and 2nd-floor upper balcony. The far room past the columns is the ballroom.
“The second floor, with a mezzanine that overlooks the music room and ballroom, leads to the master suite that has French doors opening to views of Central Park. Staff quarters can be accessed from this floor, which has a separate staircase leading to the kitchen.”
Our most loved and missed Joan Rivers did a lot of entertaining here over the years.
The Ballroom and other reception rooms have 23-foot tall ceilings.
The awe-inspired circled ceiling in the ballroom. The ballroom and adjacent music room have “gilded antique boisserie paneling and columns.” Joan Rivers had all the details restored by museum-trained artisans.
Her majesty and queen of comedy dined in elegance with 18th century mirrored panels and gilding. The dining room and library below have a wood-burning fireplace.
It’s an 11-room Condo at 1 East 62nd Street just off Fifth Avenue. There are two kitchens, five fireplaces, four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 5,100 square feet.
To get to the rare and historic Joan Rivers Penthouse, there is a private elevator arriving at the foyer.
The 1903 building is a limestone mansion originally owned by Gilded Age millionaires Alice and John S. Drexel.
Joan Rivers had a net worth of over $150 million. After her death, her only child Melissa Rivers also inherited the Penthouse.
On Sunday, February 9th, Joan Rivers won her first Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album “Diary of a Mad Diva.”
Listing is Corcoran UPDATE: Joan Rivers penthouse is now sold.
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