Joan Rivers lived her life to the fullest by cracking jokes to make people laugh all the time. The comedienne who entertained the world with her risque jokes spent her time in this leopard print room with stacks of books. Joan had among her extensive archive files of uncompleted jokes ready to be worked on. She was an actress, jewelry designer, mother and grandmother. She will surely be missed!
“This is how Marie Antoinette would have lived if she had money.” These were the words the late Joan Rivers used in “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work” to describe her opulent, classically adorned Upper East Side condo—the penthouse at 1 E. 62nd St., where Rivers also served as condo board president.
The beautiful apartment is lavishly and tastefully decorated to fit the high and classy taste of 81-year-old comedienne Joan Rivers who died last week after she suffered complications during throat surgery.
Like Rivers, the New York apartment lined with pillars and mirrors is a star of the city, valued at around $35million.The bedroom, complete with a four poster bed and lacy drapes and a permanent stock of fresh lilies, is ‘as elegant and beautiful as she was’, the realtor said. Never one to emerge without a made up face, Joan had an extensive collection of eyeliner, lip liner, eyelash curlers and mascara in little silver pots
Rivers had tried to sell the property a number of times. She first listed it on the market in 2009, when she planned to move to the West Coast to be closer to her daughter, Melissa Rivers. The latest attempt was in 2012 went it was listed with an asking price of $29.5 million.
Now, it may be worth considerably more, with similar-sized apartments in the area on the market for $35 million.