A peek inside Joan Rivers' New York apartment
Decadence at its finest.
Comedienne Joan Rivers’ death on September 4 sent shockwaves through the entertainment world, especially in New York where she lived in an Upper East Side apartment.
The condo, said to be worth $35 million, is every bit as over the top as its late owner.
It features floor-to-ceiling windows and gold-plated walls, and is kitted out with luxurious tapestry.
According to listing website Zillow, the property was constructed in 1910 for John R. Drexel and his socialite wife Alice Troth Drexel.
It was converted in the 1930s into apartments one of which was reportedly home to Ernest Hemingway for many years.
Rivers’ only daughter, Melissa, had been staying in the 25,000-square-foot penthouse up until the actress’s death.
According to Zillow, Rivers had tried several times to sell the one-of-a-kind apartment, which had been featured in episodes of Rivers’ reality TV show, Joan & Melissa.
One notable offer allegedly came from the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2009, but reportedly did not go ahead.
The most recent attempt was in 2012, when the list price was $29.5 million.