Joan Rivers’ penthouse has been listed for sale. According to the New York Daily News, the lavish home in New York’s Upper East side is on the market for a whopping $28 million. Rivers purchased the home in 1988, and renovated it completely. She spent the majority of her time there until she passed away suddenly in September, 2014.
“The property occupies the entire top three floors of a seven-story, turn-of-the-19th-century Gilded Age mansion built in 1903 by millionaire John Drexel. The home was converted into condos in the 1930s.”
Joan Rivers’ Penthouse was one of two homes she owned. She also had an estate in Connecticut. No word on whether or not Melissa will be listing that home for sale as well.
According to CNN Money, the home boasts four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, two kitchens and five fireplaces. It has majestic views of Central Park, and truly is one of a kind — not unlike Joan. The lower level of the home has a two-bedroom apartment which is great for in-laws or as a guest home. Check out some of the pictures of the home below.
“The centerpiece of the 5,100-square-foot, four-bedroom penthouse is the entertaining spaces, which include a huge former ballroom and music room. The two Louis XIV-inspired rooms have soaring 23-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers and antique columns. The spaces can accommodate a whopping 125 people,” reports the New York Daily News.
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As you can see, Joan Rivers’ penthouse is absolutely stunning.
In other Joan news, the comedienne proved to still be successful even after her death. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Rivers won a Grammy on Sunday night. She was posthumously honored with the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Diary Of A Mad Diva. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, accepted the award on behalf of her late mom.
While many are surprised that Melissa has chosen to sell her mom’s penthouse, her decision is understandable. It will be interesting to see who buys the home, and what it ends up selling for.
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