Dame Joan Collins’ New York City pied-à-terre, with its 16 closets, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a doorman, concierge, and close proximity to Central Park, is on sale for $2.05million.
The 87-year-old Dynasty star put her eighth-floor, 2,200sq ft co-op apartment, which is three units combined into one, on the market.
The list price is a bargain considering that Collins initially asked for $2.9million back in 2011. A year later, the home was listed for $2.2million.
But the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the New York City real estate market, and the relatively cheap price tag means that the actress is eager to unload the property.
The property, which is located in The Dorchester building nestled among residential skyscrapers on Manhattan’s ‘Billionaires Row’, boasts two master suites in separate wings, according to the real estate agent handling the sale.
Dame Joan Collins is selling her three-bedroom, three-bath New York City pied-à-terre for $2.05million
The co-op, which is just blocks from Central Park, is three units combined into one, according to the listing
It boasts two master suites in separate wings as well as a third guest bedroom
One of the master suites is seen in the above image provided by Brown Harris Stevens, the real estate brokerage firm handling the sale
Two of the full baths in the home have walls that are lined with mirrors (as seen in the above image)
Collins (left) purchased the property in 2002 just after she was married to her fifth and current husband, film producer Percy Gibson (seen right with Collins), 56
It also has three exposures as well as an expansive living room and dining room.
Any buyer could, if they chose to do so, open up the kitchen.
The 21-story Dorchester is a post-war building built in 1957.
Located on 57th Street and Park Avenue, The Dorchester is known as a ‘white glove co-op.’
Collins was known to host parties at the residence for other celebrities including her sister, romance novelist Jackie Collins; actress Diahann Carroll; and musicians Michael Feinstein and Neil Sedaka.
‘Every time Neil or Michael told us they’d come, we would rent a piano in the hopes we could persuade them to play a few tunes,’ she said.
‘And I was overwhelmed that they always graciously agreed.’
The co-op located on 57th Street and Park Avenue also has three exposures as well as an expansive living room and dining room
The image above shows a well-lit living room in Joan Collins’ New York City co-op apartment
The image above shows one of three bathrooms in the apartment. This bath also has mirror-lined walls
The couple put the home on the market a couple of times and drew offers for it, but decided not to sell, thinking that they would eventually return to New York City
The above image shows one of the rooms in the expansive property. An air conditioning unit is seen mounted inside the wall
The kitchen inside the apartment is seen in the above photo provided by Brown Harris Stevens
The Dorchester is a post-war building built in 1957. Located on 57th Street and Park Avenue, The Dorchester is known as a ‘white glove co-op.’
It offers a brand new fitness center and laundry room; a parking garage for residents only; and full-time staff members.
Brown Harris Stevens, the real estate brokerage firm handling the sale, released images of the property. The walls of two of the bathrooms are lined with mirrors.
Collins purchased the property in 2002 just after she was married to her fifth and current husband, film producer Percy Gibson, 56.
It was Gibson who found the residence after an exhaustive search, Collins told The New York Times, and he ‘cannily kept this one to the last,’ she said.
The actress told the Times that she ‘fell in love immediately with the spaciousness of the rooms and the feeling of light and airiness.’
‘The clincher for me was the 16 closets it has,’ she said.
The couple put the home on the market a couple of times and drew offers for it, but decided not to sell, thinking that they would eventually return to New York City, according to the web site Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
Last year, Collins was quoted as saying that she ‘liked to work’ at her age because ‘how else would she support four homes!’
In 2017, she sold her two-bedroom high-rise condo in West Hollywood for $4.5million.
Collins also owns homes in the Belgravia section of London and Saint-Tropez in the south of France.
She is also known to spend a considerable amount of time on a yacht on the French Riviera.
Collins is best known for her role as the wealthy diva Alexis Colby on the 1980s primetime soap opera Dynasty.
The role catapulted her to international fame and earned her a Golden Globe Award for best actress in a television series in 1982.
The daughter of a talent agent who managed such stars as Tom Jones, The Beatles, and Shirley Bassey, Collins began her acting career in the theater before moving to films.
She earned a reputation as ‘Britain’s Bad Girl’ after her breakthrough film role in the 1952 hit I Believe in You.
Collins eventually broke into Hollywood films, starring in several movies alongside A-list actors in the 1950s and 60s before returning to Britain in the 1970s.
In 1978, she starred in the British film The Stud, a film adaptation of the racy novel written by her sister, the author Jackie Collins.
Prior to her marriage to Gibson, Collins wed four times.
In 1952, she married the Northern Irish actor Maxwell Reed. The couple divorced four years later.
Prior to her marriage to Gibson, Collins wed four times. In 1952, she married the Northern Irish actor Maxwell Reed (seen with Collins left in May 1953). The couple divorced four years later.
In 1972, she married Ron Kass (seen left with Collins in 1982), an American record executive. The couple eventually divorced in 1983, but remained on friendly terms. Collins provided for Kass’s medical care when he was terminally ill with cancer. In 1985, Collins married Swedish playboy and pop singer Peter Holm (right). The marriage was annulled two years later
In 1963, Collins wed the English actor and singer Anthony Newley. They were married for eight years before divorcing in 1971.
The next year, she married Ron Kass, an American record executive and film producer.
The couple eventually divorced in 1983, but remained on friendly terms. Collins provided for Kass’s medical care when he was terminally ill with cancer.
The actress was at her ex-husband’s bedside when he died at the age of 51 in Los Angeles in October 1986.
In 1985, Collins married Swedish playboy and pop singer Peter Holm, who would also become her manager and the co-producer of two television miniseries in which she starred – Sins and Monte Carlo.
The marriage was eventually annulled in 1987.
Collins has three children – two with Newley and one with Kass.
The TV actress is currently working on her latest project Glow and Darkness, which she is starring in alongside Lily Cole.