The palatial triplex Higher East Facet penthouse that was dwelling to the legendary Joan Rivers for greater than 1 / 4 of a century goes up for sale for $38 million.
The house — the place Rivers carved out her caustic comedy, entertained celebrities together with Princess Diana and the place Rivers mentioned she encountered a belligerent ghost — is steps from fifth Ave on 62nd Avenue with views of Central Park and New York Metropolis.
The spectacular terraced triplex penthouse, the place Rivers lived for 28 years, is perched atop a non-public 42-foot vast and limestone-sheathed mansion and was designed by famend architect Horace Trumbauer within the neo-French Basic fashion.
It was bought after Rivers’ demise in 2014 for $28 million to an unnamed member of a Center Japanese Royal Household, who’s now placing it again in the marketplace, we’re instructed.
The 11-room house, which options 4 bedrooms and 4 and a half baths and 5 wood-burning fireplaces encompasses 1,190 sq. ft with two terraces providing one other 430 sq. ft, providing views of the park and town.
Described as one of many few remaining examples of architect Trumbauer’s “nice homes in New York,” a non-public 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 characteristic hovering 23’ ceilings and chic parquet-de-Versailles flooring. A spacious nook paneled library and a proper eating room characteristic ornate 18th century French panels, each with unique wooden burning fireplaces and overlooking a south-facing terrace.
Upstairs, a luxurious nook master suite suite overlooks one other south-facing terrace. Downstairs, an expansive nook sitting room with a wood-burning fire adjoins two further bedrooms, every with an en-suite rest room.
Rivers purchased the house in 1988, a yr after the demise of her husband Edgar Rosenberg. She served as president of the condominium board, however reportedly jokingly referred to herself because the “scary girl upstairs.”
In a 2012 interview, she described the residence’s lavish decor as “Louis XIV meets Fred and Ginger,” maybe alluding to the property’s large ballroom the place she gave lavish events.
In a 2009 episode of “Movie star Ghost Tales,” Rivers mentioned she purchased in a voodoo priestess after she moved in to assist her transfer out a tough ghost she known as “Mrs. Spencer,” who she mentioned was a former resident. Mrs. Spencer was mentioned to be the niece of financier J.P Morgan, probably Mrs. Alfred Nicols Spencer.
Rivers mentioned within the Amazon Prime present that neighbors had seen apparitions dancing within the ballroom and descending the grand staircase in night apparel. Rivers mentioned she discovered an outdated portrait of Mrs. Spencer and hung it within the foyer, and the haunting stopped.
The property will be solely marketed by Jenny Lenz and Dolly Lenz Actual Property.