Joan Rivers’ Lush Manhattan Penthouse is ‘A Piece of Work’

Posted on Feb 25 2015 - 4:46pm by Nick Caruso
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In the 2010 documentary “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” Rivers herself commented that her posh Manhattan apartment is “what Marie Antoinette would have done if she had the money.” Classic Joan! But taking a closer look at the exquisite, over-the-top Euro-flair of her East 62nd Street pad, it’s clear to see that Rivers probably wasn’t joking at all.

Built in 1903 and listed for $28 million, the comedy legend’s 5,100-square-foot penthouse can be found right on the outskirts of Central Park. It’s got a lavish ballroom that adjoins a music room with 23-foot ceilings, antique boiserie paneling, and two ornate fireplaces. And what would an upscale, elegant multi-million dollar apartment be without a wood-paneled library? It’s got one of those too, which features another fireplace and views of the park and Manhattan skyline.

That’s just on the first floor. Upstairs, a mezzanine overlooks the ballroom and leads to a master suite with French doors that open onto a private terrace with even more views of the park. Separate guest quarters have two bedrooms, two baths, and its own large living room with a fireplace and eat-in kitchen.

There are plenty of other perks to this 11-room condominium penthouse. In addition to its meticulously restored architectural details, Joan Rivers also had a private elevator that opens into an exclusive foyer, a doorman, concierge, and plenty of walk-in closet space.

"Everybody says a woman's bedroom should look like a bordello," Rivers told NBC's "TODAY" in 2011. "It's such a comfort, my bedroom. It is my main closet which, again, for a New Yorker, this is huge. For anybody else in America, it's like who cares."

We think most of America would agree: this crib is no joke.

Listed By: Leighton Candler, Corcoran Group Real Estate
Listed For: $28 million

All listing photos courtesy of Corcoran Group Real Estate

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Joan Rivers Library

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Nick Caruso
is RISMedia's Senior Editor. He highly suggests you watch that Joan Rivers documentary. (Pro tip: It's currently streaming on Netflix.)