Marble statues, chandeliers, walls lined with gold - and stacks of jokes: Inside Joan Rivers's opulent New York apartment 'where Marie Antoinette would have lived if she had the money'
- Joan Rivers's Upper East Side condo, worth $35million, has floor-ceiling windows and gold-plated walls
Dripping with chandeliers and lined with gold, this - of course - was Joan Rivers' home.
A dazzling gem of old-school showbusiness, it seems only right that her living room ceilings scaled 30ft-high, and velvet drapes framed the vast windows.
The 5,000-square-foot penthouse is held up by gold pillars.
Rivers had tried to sell the property a number of times. She first listed it on the market in 2009, when she planned to move to the West Coast to be closer to her daughter, Melissa Rivers.
The latest attempt was in 2012 went it was listed with an asking price of $29.5 million.
Now, it may be worth considerably more, with similar-sized apartments in the area on the market for $35 million.
In demand: In 2009, Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi allegedly asked to rent the penthouse of the limestone mansion with a cast-iron front door (right)