The palatial triplex on the Upper East Side that Joan Rivers called home for more than a quarter of a century until her death last year — where she had honed her caustic comedy routines, entertained celebrities, and, by her own telling, even encountered a belligerent ghost — sold for $28 million and was the most expensive closed sale of the week, according to city records.
The property, a penthouse with an adjoining unit, No. 5A, which was occupied by her daughter, Melissa Rivers, and grandson, Edgar Cooper Endicott, is at 1 East 62nd Street, off Fifth Avenue. The buyer was “Middle Eastern royalty” who paid the full asking price, according to a spokeswoman for the listing broker, the Corcoran Group. The monthly carrying costs are $25,337.
The 11-room apartment, with four bedrooms, four and a half baths and five wood-burning fireplaces, encompasses around 5,100 square feet on the top three floors of the seven-story 1903 limestone mansion, which was designed by Horace Trumbauer in neo-French Classic style. The triplex has two terraces totaling 430 square feet that offer Central Park and cityscape views.