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Joan Rivers' over-the-top penthouse lists at $28 million

Lauren Beale
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Joan Rivers' Manhattan penthouse reflects the Gilded Age vintage of the building

Talk show host Joan Rivers’ penthouse near Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue is for sale at $28 million.

The palace-like interiors, with opulent details and rooms that can accommodate grand-scale entertaining, were home to the late comedienne, who died last year.

The Upper East Side residence takes up the top three floors of a turn-of-the-19th-century Gilded Age mansion that was converted into condominiums in the 1930s. Many of the original architectural details were restored during Rivers’ ownership.  

The 11 rooms, about 5,100 square feet, include a ballroom and music room with Louis XIV-inspired decor featuring 23-foot-tall ceilings, crystal chandeliers, gilded antique boiserie paneling and columns, tall windows and two fireplaces. 

The penthouse also has more intimate rooms, such as a wood-paneled library with a fireplace and curved windows that look out on one of the penthouse’s two terraces. Views take in Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. French doors off the dining room also lead to terrace space.

A second-floor mezzanine overlooks the music room and ballroom. There’s a master bedroom suite and separate two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest quarters with a living room and kitchen. 

Leighton Candler of Corcoran Group is the listing agent.

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