Joan Rivers' Opulent—and Haunted!—New York City Penthouse Could Be Yours for $38 Million

A New York City home once owned by the late Joan Rivers, which was allegedly haunted by a ghost, was recently put back on the market. Check out details and photos of the luxury property.

By Corinne Heller May 14, 2021 9:57 PMTags
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A New York City luxury condo once owned by Joan Rivers is back on the market with a $38 million asking price.

The late legendary comedienne and E! host lived in the 5,100-square-foot, 11-room triplex, located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, for more than 25 years before it was sold in 2015, a year after her death at age 81. In a 2009 episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories, Joan said she had the home renovated and that it was haunted by the ghost of a former resident, Mrs. Spencer, late niece of late financier J.P. Morgan.

"I could never get any of my electrical things to work correctly," the TV personality said on the show. "She came back. Mrs. Spencer returned."

The 1903, seven-story limestone mansion property was put for sale on Wednesday, May 12. The home contains four bedrooms, five bathrooms and was designed by renowned architect Horace Trumbauer in the neo-French Classic style, according to the listing from broker Dolly Lenz Real Estate.

Joan Rivers' Life in Pictures

There is also a private elevator and a two-story gallery attached to a living room with 23' ceilings and parquet-de-Versailles flooring, a library and dining room featuring 18th century French panels. The condo has five wood-burning fireplaces and two terraces with sweeping views of New York City and Central Park.

See photos of Joan's former New York City condo:

For Sale

In May 2021, a luxury condo once owned by the late Joan Rivers was put on the market with an asking price of $38 million.

Living Room
Reception Room
Master Bedroom

The property, a penthouse with an adjoining two-bedroom unit occupied by Joan's daughter, Melissa Rivers, and grandson, Cooper, last sold for a full asking price of $28 million. The broker, the Corcoran Group, described the buyer as "Middle Eastern royalty," The New York Times reported in 2015.

The home was offered for sale several times in the years prior before Joan died following complications complications from throat surgery.