Joan Rivers’ longtime UES penthouse hits the market for $38M

Opulent penthouse sold for $28M after comedian’s 2014 death

New York /
May.May 12, 2021 11:00 AM
 Joan Rivers and 1 East 62nd Street (Getty, Sotheby's)

Joan Rivers and 1 East 62nd Street (Getty, Sotheby’s)

Joan Rivers’ longtime Upper East Side home is back on the market.

The legendary comedian lived in the penthouse at 1 East 62nd Street for 28 years. Following her death in 2014, it sold for $28 million. Now, the buyer, who is reportedly a member of a Middle Eastern royal family, has put it back on the market for $38 million, according to the New York Post.

The 11-room spread has four bedrooms, four and a half baths, a ballroom and two terraces with city views. The 5,100-square-foot apartment is spread out over three floors, and sits atop a mansion that was designed by architect Horace Trumbauer.

When the home sold, there were rumors that the buyer would gut the place. But according to the listing, the opulent interiors — which Rivers once described as “Louis XIV meets Fred and Ginger” — seem to be intact. Decorative touches include parquet-de-Versailles flooring in the reception room, original wood-burning fireplaces and a formal dining room with ornate 18th-century French panels.

In her decades of living there, Rivers hosted parties and celebrities — including Princess Diana — at the penthouse.

She also insisted that the apartment was haunted by a former resident named Mrs. Spencer, and reportedly sought counsel from an expert in voodoo, along with hanging a portrait of the spirit in her lobby to stop the haunting.

The property is marketed by Jenny Lenz and Dolly Lenz Real Estate.

[NYP] — Sasha Jones





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