Joan River’s daughter Melisa has finally sold her mum’s home for a record $28 million , a source said, the home in New York originally put up for sale at $35 million last year (read here ), The home was being marketed by real estate broker Leighton Candler of the Corcoran Group on behalf of daughter Melissa Rivers, following the comedienne’s untimely death in September.
The home was built in 1903 by millionaire John Drexel, with the building – located just off Fifth Avenue at 1 E. 62nd Street – being converted into condos in the 1930s.
According to Daily News, she bought the apartment in 1988, ordering a painstaking renovation, though holding onto some of the apartment’s original period details.
The 5,100-square-foot, four-bedroom penthouse boasts two large entertainment spaces, which can accommodate 125 people.
The Louis XIV-inspired rooms – which include both a former ballroom and music room – have 23-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and antique columns.
The apartment also comes equipped with a wood-paneled library, two outdoor terraces, a spacious master suite, a dining room, and a separate two-bedroom, two-bath guest apartment with its own living room, fireplace, and kitchen.