joan rivers penthouse sells for a cool $28 million

joan rivers penthouse sells for a cool $28 million

Rivers’ Manhattan penthouse sold for its full asking price of $28 million, nearly 6 years of being on the market.

According to Yahoo News, she’d listed the truly palatial Manhattan penthouse — the one she personally decorated to be “how Marie Antoinette would have lived, if she’d had the money” in 2009 and then again in 2012-2013 but apparently wasn’t terribly serious about it; she’d told the New York Times that she just wanted to “placate my business manager” and that any buyer would “have to come in with a bag full of money, otherwise we’re not going to do it.

Designed by Horace Trumbauer — the famed Gilded Age architect-to-the robber barons — this neo-French Classic apartment contains four bedrooms and five baths. From the private elevator entry hall, guests enter a stunning two-story gallery, connected to a lavish, light-filled living room — both rooms boasting wood-burning fireplaces, 23-foot ceilings and fine parquet-de-Versailles flooring.

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Other rooms in this elaborately furnished residence include a large corner library and a formal dining room with 18th century French panels, each overlooking a south-facing, sunbathed terrace. Upstairs, the master bedroom suite commands sweeping views of the city and Central Park and includes a second full bathroom and corner office.

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