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Joan Rivers’ luxurious Upper East Side Manhattan penthouse apartment is back on the market for $38M

Joan Rivers’ luxurious Upper East Side Manhattan penthouse apartment is back on the market for $38 million… which she believed was haunted

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The luxurious Manhattan apartment where the iconic comedienne Joan Rivers spent her last years is now back on the market, for a cool $38 million.

The eccentric comedy legend lived in the Upper East Side Manhattan penthouse for 28 years, before passing away at 81 years of age in 2014.

The apartment was sold in 2014 for $28 million, but it’s back on the market with a $38 million listing from Dolly Lenz Real Estate

On the market: The luxurious Manhattan apartment where the iconic comedienne Joan Rivers spent her last years is now back on the market, for a cool $38 million

Listing: The apartment was sold in 2014 for $28 million, but it's back on the market with a $38 million listing from Dolly Lenz Real Estate

Listing: The apartment was sold in 2014 for $28 million, but it’s back on the market with a $38 million listing from Dolly Lenz Real Estate 

The penthouse is situated above, ‘one of the finest limestone-sheathed mansions,’ according to the official listing, with the apartment said to be just steps from Fifth Avenue.

Architect Horace Trumbauer designed the apartment in the ‘neo-French classic style,’ with the 42-foot-wide mansion said to be one of the few remaining ‘great houses’ designed by the architect in New York.

The 5,200-square-foot apartment features 11 rooms including four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a ballroom and a library, among several other amenities.

Rooms: The 5,200-square-foot apartment features 11 rooms including four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a ballroom and a library, among several other amenities

Rooms: The 5,200-square-foot apartment features 11 rooms including four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a ballroom and a library, among several other amenities

There is a spacious living room which connects to a two-story gallery, each with a wood-burning fireplace with 23-foot ceilings and parquet-de-Versailles flooring, re-created by ‘museum-trained artisans.’

The library and formal dining room each feature French panels dating back to the 18th Century, and each overlook a south-facing terrace.

The master bedroom suite upstairs overlooks yet another south-facing terrace and offers gorgeous views of Central Park and other city views. 

Living room: There is a spacious living room which connects to a two-story gallery, each with a wood-burning fireplace with 23-foot ceilings and parquet-de-Versailles flooring, re-created by 'museum-trained artisans'

Living room: There is a spacious living room which connects to a two-story gallery, each with a wood-burning fireplace with 23-foot ceilings and parquet-de-Versailles flooring, re-created by ‘museum-trained artisans’

City views: The master bedroom suite upstairs overlooks yet another south-facing terrace and offers gorgeous views of Central Park and other city views

City views: The master bedroom suite upstairs overlooks yet another south-facing terrace and offers gorgeous views of Central Park and other city views

The master bedroom suite also includes a private full bathroom and a corner office as well.

The lower level also includes two more bedrooms that connect to an ‘expansive corner sitting room’ with a wood burning fireplace. 

The penthouse was featured on a 2009 episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories, where Rivers herself began by stating she never believed in the paranormal, until she moved into that apartment. 

Sitting room: The lower level also includes two more bedrooms that connect to an 'expansive corner sitting room' with a wood burning fireplace

Sitting room: The lower level also includes two more bedrooms that connect to an ‘expansive corner sitting room’ with a wood burning fireplace

Paranormal: The penthouse was featured on a 2009 episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories, where Rivers herself began by stating she never believed in the paranormal, until she moved into that apartment

Paranormal: The penthouse was featured on a 2009 episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories, where Rivers herself began by stating she never believed in the paranormal, until she moved into that apartment

She believed that the apartment was haunted by the ghost of a woman named Mrs. Spencer, the niece of financier J.P. Morgan who had previously lived there.

Neighbors had told Rivers that they had noticed apparitions in the ballroom and grand staircase, though Rivers found a way to make the hauntings stop.

She ultimately found an old portrait of Mrs. Spencer and decided to hang it up in the lobby, which caused the paranormal activity to come to an end. 

Haunted: She believed that the apartment was haunted by the ghost of a woman named Mrs. Spencer, the niece of financier J.P. Morgan who had previously lived there

Haunted: She believed that the apartment was haunted by the ghost of a woman named Mrs. Spencer, the niece of financier J.P. Morgan who had previously lived there

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