The estate of Joan Rivers is making headlines today with the listing of the late comedienne’s Upper East Side penthouse for $28 million.
The penthouse, originally valued at $35 million, hit the market today, nearly six months after Rivers passed away from surgical complications. The 5,000-square-foot, penthouse was described by Rivers herself as “where Marie Antoinette would have lived if she had the money.”
The home takes up the top three floors of a seven-story, Gilded Age mansion built in 1903 by millionaire John Drexel. Rivers purchased the property in the late 1980s and did an extensive renovation that maintains much of the home’s period details and original charm.
Highlights of the opulent property include 30′ ceilings, gold walls (yes, walls), and a prime location in a building that also hosts A-list star like Bette Midler; Ernest Hemingway also once called this building off Fifth Avenue home.
Pursuitist has a first look at the property, thanks to CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”