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When the iconic Joan Rivers passed away in 2014, her immaculate Upper East Side penthouse in Manhattan reportedly sold for $28 million. According to the New York Post, it was purchased by an unknown member of a Middle Eastern royal family who recently put it back on the market for $38 million.
The Big Apple property is on 62nd Street near Fifth Avenue and boasts stunning views of Central Park, which instantly proves its hefty price tag. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home also totals 5,200 square feet and includes two breathtaking terraces that add another 430 square feet of living space.
It was designed in the Neo-French Classic style by esteemed architect Horace Trumbauer and is known to be one of his greatest works in the city. The grand gold details and 23-foot ceilings are common characteristics of the penthouse, which is reminiscent of the Palace of Versailles. In a past interview with the Post, Rivers described it as “Louis XIV meets Fred and Ginger.”
Beyond the ornate decor, endless space, views, five wood-burning fireplaces, and a full list of other fancy trappings, there’s another extremely distinctive feature at this home. In 2009, the place made an appearance in an episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories, during which Rivers called on a voodoo priestess to get rid of the paranormal being that she referred to as Mrs. Spencer. The Diary of a Mad Diva author and longtime host of Fashion Police on E! was convinced the ghost had taken up residence in the home, and we get it, because we wouldn’t want to leave this lavish place either.
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest