Joan Rivers’ Palatial Penthouse Is Back On the Market At $38 Million

Simply as she left it, as a result of who would dare go in opposition to the model of Joan, the impressed New York penthouse is again available on the market for $38 million, in response to

One of many world’s hottest comedians because the Nineteen Sixties, Joan was recognized for her in-your-face, politically incorrect stand-up performances and off-the-cuff humor that saved her followers laughing and generally made nationwide headlines.

Writer of 12 books, joke-and-comedy script author, movie director and actress in 27 movies, jewellery designer and with a number of different enterprise pursuits, Joan’s life was as quick as her one-liners, spanning a prolific 55-year profession.

Joan’s sense of fashion was as legendary as her humorousness. Initially, the Higher East Facet condominium had been designed for socialites John and Alice Troth Drexel in 1903 by the Gilded Age architect-to-the-very-rich Horace Trumbauer. After altering fingers just a few instances, within the Nineteen Thirties it grew to become an unique condominium home with solely 9 items.

A yr after her husband Edgar Rosenberg’s loss of life in 1987, Joan bought her residence in Los Angeles, returned to her residence state and bought the New York penthouse. She threw herself into adorning it lavishly, whereas maintaining the decor model sympathetic to the French-themed structure. She resided there for 28 years and sometimes entertained a bevy of celebrities, together with Princess Diana.



A personal elevator entry corridor results in a dramatic two-story gallery which adjoins a light-flooded front room, every with a wood-burning fire. The reception rooms function hovering 23’ ceilings and chic parquet-de-Versailles flooring.

A spacious corner-paneled library and a proper eating room function ornate 18th-century French panels, each with unique wood-burning fireplaces and overlooking a south-facing terrace. 

The four-bedroom triplex has massive entertaining areas with a ballroom, music room and vintage columns. In Joan’s lavish model, the adorning is over-the-top identical to Joan herself, who mentioned, ‘It is what Marie Antoinette would have executed, if she had cash.’ She additional described the condominium as “Louis XIV meets Fred and Ginger.”

As a lot as Joan beloved her modern residence and the Central Park views, it had a quirk which she didn’t like: a ghost within the type of what was believed to be former proprietor, Mrs. Spencer.

This most likely wouldn’t have mattered had Mrs. Spencer stayed quiet, however on one event Joan mentioned, she bit the heads off the cherubs on a chandelier. With 23-foot ceilings within the formal rooms, who else might have executed it? 

 Lastly, Joan engaged a voodoo priestess from Louisiana to eradicate the spirit all through the constructing. As an additional incentive to maintain the ghost pleased, Joan discovered an outdated portray of Mrs. Spencer within the basement, cleaned it up and hung it within the hallway with a vase of flowers on a desk beneath it.

The itemizing agent is Jenny Lenz of Dolly Lenz Actual Property.

Picture credit score: Corcoran

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