UPDATE: Late comedianJoanRivers’ opulent Manhattan triplex has sold for its asking price of $28 million, CNBC reports. Property records do not show the sale yet.
ORIGINAL POST 2/10/2015: Who knew the late Joan Rivers had such a fixation on Marie Antoinette?
The comedian also told Vanity Fair that the ill-fated French spendthrift was the historical figure with whom she most identified.
“She had great style,” said Rivers, who died last fall and who won a Grammy posthumously this week for her spoken-word album “Diary of a Mad Diva.”
Over-the-top style gilds every room of this 5,100-square-foot penthouse near Central Park. An opulent ballroom adjoins a music room with 23-foot ceilings, antique boiserie paneling, plus two ornate fireplaces. A wood-paneled library features a fireplace and views of the park and the Manhattan skyline.
On the second floor, a mezzanine overlooks the ballroom and leads to a master suite with French doors that open onto a private terrace with more views of the park. Separate but contiguous guest quarters have 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and their own large living room with a fireplace and eat-in kitchen.